Two days ago I wrote a post that featured four pictures of various white people in Black face. One was Julianne Hough, an actress that I’ve never heard of, dressed as Crazy Eyes. She’s a character from a Orange is the New Black, a show that I’ve never seen.
Hough apologized. And it wasn’t one of those conditional apologies. “I apologize if…” or, “I’m sorry that you felt…” It was genuine, grown up apology. The other black facers, however, were less contrite.
Not surprisingly, a couple of white kids have jumped into the fray. Donning what appeared to be a spray tan, platinum blond hair and a silver shirt, one proudly proclaimed that she was dressed as a nigger. Good thing, because without that I would have thought that they were just two white girls with too much spray tan. Anyway, you got a problem with that? If you do she thinks that you should go find out who your father is… because, well… Um…
Yeah, whatever. From here on out, racists are going to have to try a lot harder to get space on this here blog. Its not that I mind writing about misguided racist assholes, but these are just racists asshole copycats. It’s a mad dash to see who can be the most offensive. It won’t end well, but in the meantime, I couldn’t be bothered.
I hereby rebuke them. I suggest you all do the same. Poof, begone from my Facebook feed, assholes. I don’t have time for your foolishness. See if you can find a way to fuck up Groundhog’s day. Halloween is too easy. It’s making you guys lazy.
That goes for Kanye West, too. Last week pictures appeared of his line of rebel flag T-shirts. I won’t post a picture of them. His reason for doing it is offensive enough. Here’s why, straight from his mouth.
“React how you want. Any energy you got is good energy. You know the confederate flag represented slavery in a way — that’s my abstract take on what I know about it. So I made the song ‘New Slaves.’ So I took the Confederate flag and made it my flag. It’s my flag now. Now what are you going to do?”
Silly Kanye. I could write about the flag, and why him selling the shirts with the confederate flag on it is as counter intuitive as Jerry Seinfeld changing his name so that it begins with two SS’s (SSeinfeld) because of anti-semiticism. But I’m not going to do that. The place in my brain that comes up with rational responses to stupid shit is closed for retraining. I’m in my happy place.
See that picture? That’s what I think of Kanye West, and his feud with the President, and his stupid shirts and the way Jimmy Kimmel was so mean to him that he just wanted to lay down on the floor and kick his feet because of his leather sweat pants. He’s in time out until he calms down a little bit. Then we can talk to him. But if we give him what he wants he’ll just throw another tantrum… and try to steal Kwanzaa or copyright the the color red, or something equally stupid.
Of course, Kanye’s right. All of my energy is good energy. So I will no longer be sending it in the direction of racist dirtbags or misguided man-children like Kanye West. I suggest you do the same.
Click here to find out why I say don’t nigger (unless I am quoting a spray tanned racist white girl, that is.) Although I don’t say it, there are two former administrators from the Coatesville school district in Pennsylvania who absolutely loved to say it. You can read about them here.