wickedgreensmile:

cherryfinolahobbes:

jamesfactscalvin:

garykingoftheworld:

gryffindorgeek7777:

mad-piper-with-a-box:

thetomska:

giddytf2:

the-last-teabender:

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.

Speaking as an American, yeah I only recently (like within the last couple years or so) learned spastic was an insult in other parts of the world.In the US, in my experience, if you call someone “spastic” or a “a spaz” it’s just seen as like “overexcitable” or “clumsy” or at worst “weirdo”, I don’t think I’ve ever heard the word used towards or in reference to anyone with disabilities. 

Weird Al is the best

Wow…yeah, I had NO idea that spastic was considered insulting. I know the meaning, to act wild and crazy, I use it and my friends use it all the time. I didn’t know people found it offensive.

yeah, I just found out it was considered offensive a few months ago.

I was so unhappy when I heard that line, it genuinely diminished my enjoyment of the album, Al’s recent success, etc. I was very, very glad he apologized. On one hand, I hate to bust his chops at all because I am a life-long fan and I KNOW he is not a hateful person and I KNOW that if he knew that word was basically synonymous with the R word anywhere in the world, he would have never, ever used it. I also know as an American-born person living in Australia that the word in question is used drastically differently here vs there.On the other hand, I think it is our job as fans and as consumers to criticize things that our favourite actors/artists/etc do so they have to change or apologise or reveal themselves to be unapologetic shits (Robin Thicke..)TL;DR - he fucked up, I still wish somebody in the recording process would have caught it since he didn’t know. I believe he meant no harm. I believe he genuinely didn’t know what he was saying. I am glad he apologized, it was the right thing to do.

wickedgreensmile:

cherryfinolahobbes:

jamesfactscalvin:

garykingoftheworld:

gryffindorgeek7777:

mad-piper-with-a-box:

thetomska:

giddytf2:

the-last-teabender:

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.

Speaking as an American, yeah I only recently (like within the last couple years or so) learned spastic was an insult in other parts of the world.

In the US, in my experience, if you call someone “spastic” or a “a spaz” it’s just seen as like “overexcitable” or “clumsy” or at worst “weirdo”, I don’t think I’ve ever heard the word used towards or in reference to anyone with disabilities. 

Weird Al is the best

Wow…yeah, I had NO idea that spastic was considered insulting. I know the meaning, to act wild and crazy, I use it and my friends use it all the time. I didn’t know people found it offensive.

yeah, I just found out it was considered offensive a few months ago.

I was so unhappy when I heard that line, it genuinely diminished my enjoyment of the album, Al’s recent success, etc. I was very, very glad he apologized.

On one hand, I hate to bust his chops at all because I am a life-long fan and I KNOW he is not a hateful person and I KNOW that if he knew that word was basically synonymous with the R word anywhere in the world, he would have never, ever used it. I also know as an American-born person living in Australia that the word in question is used drastically differently here vs there.

On the other hand, I think it is our job as fans and as consumers to criticize things that our favourite actors/artists/etc do so they have to change or apologise or reveal themselves to be unapologetic shits (Robin Thicke..)

TL;DR - he fucked up, I still wish somebody in the recording process would have caught it since he didn’t know. I believe he meant no harm. I believe he genuinely didn’t know what he was saying. I am glad he apologized, it was the right thing to do.

(via tenderlumpling)

Weird Al Word Crimes

This is only my second time deliberately cheating on vegetarianism in over a decade. Sorry, Ms. Goldband Snapper :( But you were #verytasty (at Blue Lips Fish and Chips)

This is only my second time deliberately cheating on vegetarianism in over a decade. Sorry, Ms. Goldband Snapper :( But you were #verytasty (at Blue Lips Fish and Chips)

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sailorceres93:

theneverbird:

tessmunster:

darshanapathak:

Where do I begin.

So I had the misfortune of finding out that a photo taken of me on vacation by my boyfriend, was stolen and used without my permission here on the lovely r/fatpeoplehate on reddit. It not only disappoints me that people think that this behavior is okay, but that this subreddit even exists and hasn’t been removed at this point. There are TONS of photos of (mostly) women posted there; selfies stolen their personal blogs/facebooks/instagrams what have you (WITHOUT THEIR PERMISSION), and posted on this horrible subreddit for people to harass them and leave hundreds of negative comments bravely behind their computer screens where no one can see them. I have always struggled with my weight and found it hard to get dressed and leave my bed some days, and have only recently started to accept the person I am after years of depression and health issues. I feel extremely violated and hurt that someone thought it was okay to take something that isn’t theirs, and use it for their own amusement and kicks.

We have since contacted reddit requesting them to remove this subreddit, but I find that doubtful considering how many removal requests they have probably received in the past for this forum, and it still remains active.

All I ask from you guys, is that you can please signal boost this post and hopefully get this horrible subreddit taken down for good for the sake of the poor unsuspecting people whose privacy has been violated and self worth diminished by these garbage people who have nothing better to do.

xoxo

Darshana

Fuck these people. Help me friend and many others who were violated and repost!

Fuck that. This woman is a stone cold fox.

Seriously this is the worst shit I’ve ever seen. She is gorgeous.

I hesitate to give these hateful cretins any attention at all, but I feel like it is important to have this gorgeous person’s story and photo out there being seen. If you don’t just see a beautiful person here, and you see something to hate so much that you would go somewhere specifically to hate them with other hateful people, then there is something wrong with you. You can’t tell me that these people have fulfilling lives, expending so much energy being vile.

Darshana, I just saw your photo yesterday (before I saw this reddit junk) and it took my breath away. I stopped scrolling and genuinely admired you, not only because you are beautiful but because you are bold and fabulous, and I wanted to be you when I saw your photo. Please don’t let these fuckheads get you down or make you forget that you are perfect.

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