Don’t ever feel offended if I don’t answer your asks or anons or memes. I’m not ignoring you. I would never ignore anybody on purpose. Either tumblr ate them or I had every intention to and I just forgot.
So this is basically a reminder that I’m human and a terrible one at that so don’t hate me for my flaws because I have a lot of them.
giant noot noots
NOOT NOOTS then i guess
Wo… mega noots.
Outrage over Stephen Colbert’s satire is not a new thing, especially here, and to be frank, attacking satire is an incredibly frustrating social justice trend. It’s us doing exactly what we get irritated at the dominant group (whatever the subject may be) for doing constantly: distracting everyone from the real problem.
Have you ever heard the phrase “If you’re gonna tell someone the truth, you better make it funny or they’ll kill you”?
There’s a reason that’s a popular sentiment; it’s true, not in the literal sense, of course, but true nonetheless. People do not respond to seriousness. They just don’t. Unless it’s something that affects them personally (cough cough, social justice bloggers that only care about the minority group that they themselves are a part of, cough cough), people tune it out.
That’s why satire is absolutely necessary to progress. It makes people see. It puts the idea in their heads. It links things. It shows the absolute ridiculousness of the current ‘standard’. Without it, regardless of whether or not it comes from a straight, white dude, we lose allies, and we lose them en masse.
Fine, dislike it. Dislike it all you want, but don’t attack it, and don’t try to stop it, because it’s one of the few ways of reaching out to people that actually fucking works.
The most recent attack on satire is clearly over Stephen Colbert’s comments regarding his ‘Asian Foundation’, in mockery of Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington Redskins. To illustrate my very first point, have this phenomenal quote from Sean O’Neal of the A.V. Club:
"As of press time, The Colbert Report had not yet been cancelled, and Twitter was not overrun by people decrying the Washington Redskins.”
Having a team named the Washington Redskins is the equivalent of Germany having a team named the Berlin Kikes, and yet we’re not pissed about that; we’re pissed about some guy pointing it out in a way that people will actually listen to.
Apparently there is some truth to the story, but the incident was never reported. Still seems fishy, but nonetheless be wary because things like this DO happen.
Can I point something out? Everyone is saying “OH BUT A BRONY DID DIS”
Will they not realize that its not the brony fandom making them an asshole? But rather, they were assholes before the brony fandom? You don’t suddenly feel attracted to children after you watch the show. If this is true, it has nothing to do with the fact that he’s a brony.
People just want to pin more bad on this fandom.
I just want to say that if, and only if, this did happen, the offender’s deluded mental-state wasn’t due just to his being a brony — if he was even a brony. Hell, why do you think that places like DisneyWorld and Knott’s Berry/Scary/Merry Farm INSISTthat people keep eyes on their children?
Pedophiles are predators: they are going to go where they know that they can find prey.
Gott, why is tumblr so gross today?
OP literally made up a sexual assault and failed abduction story about an eleven year old girl for the sake of getting notes for anti-brony hate, and regardless of how you feel about bronies, that’s fucking disgusting.
Please stop reblogging it.
Yeah, I was a guest at said con, had a table in artist alley, had friends with tables in the dealers room, and every child I saw was accompanied by a parent. if this were true I would have heard or seen something. If a child had legitimately been in trouble, I’m pretty sure the cops would have been called, or the original poster is just as bad as the dude they made up.
If you don’t like bronies, that’s your choice. But don’t make up bullshit like this to scare people. I’ve been a guest at tons of comic, anime, and brony cons and I don’t want to see kids getting scared away from attending cons with their parents.
This whole thing was 100% made up bullshit.
Yep. It’s sadly ironic that a site like tumblr that has thousands of actual writers and fan fic enthusiasts still see it fit to fabricate stories like this that can have a detrimental effect on actual people.
So, that makes: the picture of the child who was attacked by a kangaroo but tumblr turned it into a ‘proof of “rape-culture”, this story, probably hundreds of others I have been fortunate enough to see…
You know, I can’t wait for a big journalism group to do a segment on tumblr so that the vast majority of the user-base can see what they’ve turned a simple micro-blogging site into.