airspaniel
airspaniel:

gmbeowulf:

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.

I knew, the first time I heard that line, that Tumblr was going to be up in arms about it, no matter how good everything else was. Because that’s what Tumblr does. Good on Al for handling it well (though I’m not surprised). I wouldn’t be terribly shocked if he changes the line for the concert performances of the song.

I didn’t even mention it on Tumblr, but I caught endless shit IRL and on FB for mentioning that his use of the word “really bothered me,” while at the same time I said I loved the song and thought it was awesome. I didn’t actually see any discussion of it here on Tumblr that was any more vitriolic or unreasonable than what I posted. Loving a thing and acknowledging its problematic elements is not the same as “being up in arms” about something. And what gets me is how many people have nodded their heads and said “Oh, I knew the internet was going to freak out about that,” because what that says to me is that they recognized that something problematic is there, but elected to pre-emptively laugh at the people who are affected by it instead of doing anything constructive. And that seems shitty to me.
Al didn’t know, Al knows now, Al apologized without justifying it. And I think it is likely he will change that line from now on, because the right thing to do when someone says “that word is a slur, please don’t use it” is to apologize and stop using it, and he’s already halfway there.

airspaniel:

gmbeowulf:

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.

I knew, the first time I heard that line, that Tumblr was going to be up in arms about it, no matter how good everything else was. Because that’s what Tumblr does. Good on Al for handling it well (though I’m not surprised). I wouldn’t be terribly shocked if he changes the line for the concert performances of the song.

I didn’t even mention it on Tumblr, but I caught endless shit IRL and on FB for mentioning that his use of the word “really bothered me,” while at the same time I said I loved the song and thought it was awesome. I didn’t actually see any discussion of it here on Tumblr that was any more vitriolic or unreasonable than what I posted. Loving a thing and acknowledging its problematic elements is not the same as “being up in arms” about something. And what gets me is how many people have nodded their heads and said “Oh, I knew the internet was going to freak out about that,” because what that says to me is that they recognized that something problematic is there, but elected to pre-emptively laugh at the people who are affected by it instead of doing anything constructive. And that seems shitty to me.

Al didn’t know, Al knows now, Al apologized without justifying it. And I think it is likely he will change that line from now on, because the right thing to do when someone says “that word is a slur, please don’t use it” is to apologize and stop using it, and he’s already halfway there.

johnskylar

Proving a point to my mother- reblog if you are not a pedophile.

johnskylar:

jenniferrpovey:

joanne-angel-of-pizza-n-pancakes:

my-peopleskills-arerusty:

no-im-not-me:

oblivious-cancer:

If everyone doesn’t reblog this, I’m unfollowing all of you.

image

Posting for two reasons 1. ^^^
2. Martin freeman

that made me realize that is martin freeman 

Pbbt.

I guess the point is that most people on tumblr aren’t after your kids?