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.
this video is more iconic than cher lloyd’s career tbh
What the actual fuck
These people exist.
What the fuck
Is this a hoax?
notice how they say it’s “HIStory” not “HERstory”
implying that women have no place in history
implying that their accomplishments don’t deserve to be acknowledged or paid particular attention to, even for a month
implying the discrimination of women in all walks of life now matter how successful or significant they may play in our culture
and people say “we don’t need feminism”
"My response to the “I am not a feminist” internet phenomenon….
First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”
But here is what I think you should know.
You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago.
You’re degrading every woman who has accessed a rape crisis center, which wouldn’t exist without the feminist movement.
You’re undermining every woman who fought to make marital rape a crime (it was legal until 1993).
You’re spitting on the legacy of every woman who fought for women to be allowed to own property (1848). For the abolition of slavery and the rise of the labor union. For the right to divorce. For women to be allowed to have access to birth control (Comstock laws). For middle and upper class women to be allowed to work outside the home (poor women have always worked outside the home). To make domestic violence a crime in the US (It is very much legal in many parts of the world). To make workplace sexual harassment a crime.
In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.
In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.”"
The Kent State Touch of Gold Majorettes
I love the choreography of this routine!
I’m so fucking torn right now everyone is going to Kent State for band camp and I can’t go because I’m ineligible and I have the uncontrollable urge to throw a glass bowl full of yogurt at the wall and cry for the rest of the week
Hey there, just wondering what makes you ineligible? My name is Erin, I’m going to be a sophomore MGF member this year and I’m very sad you can’t join us! :( I was just wondering if it was something that could be worked out or if I could help with anything. Our director, Dr. Franklin really wants to get our numbers up and have an awesome band so if there’s anything that could be done to make you eligible I’m sure he’d be willing to help out. We haven’t started band camp yet by the way, there’s two weeks until that. And just remember if you can’t do it this year, there’s always next year. We’re not a hard band to get in to ;] You can message me if you’d like!