don’t talk to me about struggle until your headphones only work if you hold them in a certain position
I do find it funny that lesbians are perceived as man-hating but gay men are not perceived as woman-hating, and in fact are often illogically shielded from accusations of misogyny simply by being gay
weird it’s like male privilege works even when queerness is involved who knew
Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.
And that is just one reason why I love Weird Al.It’s great that he’s addressed this but are we really supposed to believe that NO ONE during the extremely lengthy processes of writing a song, recording it, mastering it and animating the music video wouldn’t have brought it up?
Excuse me but how the hell is spastic even remotely insulting?
So I just recently learned that in the UK calling someone spastic means the same thing as calling someone retarded, only much worse.
If it makes people in the UK feel any better, people in the US literally do not know this (like literally no one I have ever met and/or know). Here being spastic is usually meant to mean something along the lines of acting like a hyper-active child (like running around in circles yelling just because they feel like it please be quiet for just 2 minutes type of child). NOBODY here uses it as a slur.
Since Weird Al is a US musician and the US music industry is pretty non-international, yeah actually I think its entirely possible that none of the people who worked on this song actually knew that spastic was considered an awful slur in some parts of the world.
And I’m like 99.9999% sure that Weird Al is genuinely very sorry that he was accidentally offensive.
Daniel Radcliffe walking 12 dogs while smoking a cigarette
because the dRUgS NevER WoRK
thEy’RE GOnNA GivE YOu A SmiRk
CAUSE THEYVE GOT METHODS OF KEEPING YOU CLEAN
THEY’RE GONNA RIP OFF YOUR HEAD YOUR ASPIRATIONS TO SHRED
[HEADBUTTS A WINDOW]
ANOTHER COG IN THE MURDER MACHINE
[BOMBS OWN HOUSE]
There is a difference between:
a queer character whose story doesn’t revolve around them being queer
a queer character whose story completely ignores the fact that they are queer
my brain read “tous les mêmes” as “all the memes” instead of “all the same” and no one is surprised
I have a container of Tresseme hair gel that says “TRES GEL”, and my brain always parses it as some French variation of the Doge meme.
TRES GEL. BEAUCOUP HOLD. LE WOW.