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.
^^^ thats so extremely true. i didn’t know this.
This is idiotic! Numbskull, cretin, imbecile, moron, retard, spastic, pinhead all mean *exactly* the same thing, they are used as an insult to suggest someone is mentally deficient, you can’t tip-toe around some words and not others when what those words mean are exactly the same. Some people are disabled and mentally are disabled and mentally handicapped, but if you call your friend a cretin for getting drunk and putting his elbow through a window that *does not* mean you have an aggressive attitude towards disabled people, it means your pal is being an idiot.
I really don’t care what kind of blogs you have, This deserves a reblog
I think in all situations of life, whether you are privileged or poor, disabled or able-bodied, sick or healthy—etc, there shall always be trials and tribulations…this is just the nature of life.
I still feel like we should reflect upon the things we do have and cherish them.
I have such a high regard for our soldiers and there is absolutely nothing anyone could ever say to sway me of that opinion.
To courage, to honor, to sacrifice. God bless our troops.
Alpine Black Cat, Switzerland
Seems like IKEA are really shaking things up this year. In addition to the previously announced TV set, they’re also going to release a digital camera made of cardboard called Knäppa (“Snap”). It’ll hold 40 photographs at a time and plugs directly into your USB port. While it’s not the prettiest camera the world has ever seen, I do love the idea of a screen-less digital camera that brings people back to the wait-and-see days of film.
Black Forest, Germany
my mom meant to post a picture of her dog and posted a picture of a turkey instead
"One day in the subway, James saw a red cat with a wound to the leg that likely resulted from a fight with another cat. It was obvious that the cat needed help. James could not pass and took the cat to the vet. With a little medical treatment and prescription drugs, the cat quickly recovered. At that point, James found it impossible to say goodbye to Street Cat Bob. Bob followed James everywhere he went. As James played the guitar on the street and Bob sat nearby, revenues increased dramatically. People found it difficult to pass when they looked at the cute kitty. James went on to write a book describing their adventures in the street which was full of life – both dramatic and comedic. In the book, James says that he could not have imagined how meeting Bob would change his life. His friendship with the cat healed him from a life that had been very hard. Most likely, if Bob could speak, he would say the same thing.”