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12.08.2015

There's an online petition going around calling for a protest of ZOOLANDER 2 and Paramount that claims Benedict Cumberbatch's androgynous model character All, who briefly appeared in the first trailer, is “harmful and dangerous” to the transgender community. During a conversation with The Wrap, screenwriter Justin Theroux responded to the boycott, and said the Cumberbatch scene was taken out of context.

I don’t even know what to make of it, because it hurts my feelings in a way. I take great care in the jokes I write, and the umbrage being taken is out of the context of the scene. I wish people would see the movie first. Satire is a thing that points out the idiots, and we went through it on ‘Tropic Thunder’ with the ‘R’ word.

The goal was not to mock or be cruel to the mentally challenged, but exalt in the stupidity of people who use that word. I’m all for letting words be ugly when the target is correct. With social media and all the rest of it, people’s issues need to be heard...at the end of the day people are looking for bandwidth. People are looking for places to inject their voice. But our target is not, and never was, to disenfranchise anyone.

Although I don't have a problem with the character, I'm also not transgender, and I can still see why people might be upset. But I also think some just can't take a joke, and have to make a big deal about anything they deem to be not PC. What do you make of the controversy surrounding Cumberbatch's character?

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8:00PM on 12/09/2015

People don't understand comedy

Once again, the masses don't understand how humour works and what the point is. Clearly, this joke is on Zoolander, not on "All". The point is that Zoolander is old school, and the world has moved on and become more inclusive. Now, even a gender-fluid model can make it big, and Zoolander just doesn't get it. So he's the fool in this joke, not All. But people just see a non-gender-specific character in a comedy and that's all their tiny brains can process. So the fascist attempt to shut down
Once again, the masses don't understand how humour works and what the point is. Clearly, this joke is on Zoolander, not on "All". The point is that Zoolander is old school, and the world has moved on and become more inclusive. Now, even a gender-fluid model can make it big, and Zoolander just doesn't get it. So he's the fool in this joke, not All. But people just see a non-gender-specific character in a comedy and that's all their tiny brains can process. So the fascist attempt to shut down humour, satire and free thought continues. Then again, it's supposedly a free country, so, if they want to waste their time boycotting jokes in movie trailers, I guess it's their right to go to town. And if they get companies to cave to their whims, then, I guess congrats.
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1:57PM on 12/09/2015
Considering that the gay or transgender friends I showed this trailer to, found it funny (granted, they are the kind that love SF, horror, action, Comics and Cie), I'm wondering how many straight PC-obsessed people orchestrated this petition to feel better about themselves compared to actual LGBT+ persons !
Considering that the gay or transgender friends I showed this trailer to, found it funny (granted, they are the kind that love SF, horror, action, Comics and Cie), I'm wondering how many straight PC-obsessed people orchestrated this petition to feel better about themselves compared to actual LGBT+ persons !
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10:05AM on 12/09/2015
Cumberbatch is too fucking ugly to play androgynous.
Cumberbatch is too fucking ugly to play androgynous.
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1:43AM on 12/09/2015
Hmmm....yet no one got pissed off about the crying game or snl's it's just pat character or ru paul or boy George for that matter... Lighten up Francis! Reminds me of the dear fat people outrage that came and went. Alice cooper said it better than any of us ever can, THE WORLD NEEDS GUTS!
Hmmm....yet no one got pissed off about the crying game or snl's it's just pat character or ru paul or boy George for that matter... Lighten up Francis! Reminds me of the dear fat people outrage that came and went. Alice cooper said it better than any of us ever can, THE WORLD NEEDS GUTS!
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7:07PM on 12/08/2015
The comments section on this site is as bad as YouTube or Ain't It Cool News.
You're all a bunch of ignorant and disgusting fucking neckbeards.
Thumb me down all you want, I won't be coming back to check and more importantly, none of you matter. It is 2015 and the world has no place for shitty bigots anymore.
The comments section on this site is as bad as YouTube or Ain't It Cool News.
You're all a bunch of ignorant and disgusting fucking neckbeards.
Thumb me down all you want, I won't be coming back to check and more importantly, none of you matter. It is 2015 and the world has no place for shitty bigots anymore.
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7:52PM on 12/08/2015
Boo hoo
Boo hoo
9:04PM on 12/08/2015
Right, it's bigotry to think people who overreact are idiots.
Right, it's bigotry to think people who overreact are idiots.
12:56AM on 12/09/2015
I'll keep an eye out for any more posts from you, and if I see one I'm going to remind you of your little tantrum you threw about something as insignificant as this. What a tool, LOL!
I'll keep an eye out for any more posts from you, and if I see one I'm going to remind you of your little tantrum you threw about something as insignificant as this. What a tool, LOL!
1:46AM on 12/09/2015
The irony of your avatar is not lost on me fool!
The irony of your avatar is not lost on me fool!
1:46AM on 12/09/2015
Alice cooper said it best, THE WORLD NEEDS GUTS!
Alice cooper said it best, THE WORLD NEEDS GUTS!
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6:15PM on 12/08/2015

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4:27PM on 12/08/2015

What. The. Fuck?

What? I'm a straight male so I'm not the authority, but that's definitely not a joke about transgender people, let alone an offensive one, at least in the context of the trailer. Transgender people are petitioning it? It doesn't even mention that he's transgender. I know whoever is signing this petition is only a fraction of the transgender/lbgt community, but...it kinda makes me immediately discriminate and judge the group that did create and sign this. And I don't give a fuck about a
What? I'm a straight male so I'm not the authority, but that's definitely not a joke about transgender people, let alone an offensive one, at least in the context of the trailer. Transgender people are petitioning it? It doesn't even mention that he's transgender. I know whoever is signing this petition is only a fraction of the transgender/lbgt community, but...it kinda makes me immediately discriminate and judge the group that did create and sign this. And I don't give a fuck about a Zoolander 2 movie either. I realize the many difficulties a transgender person may have, but this character hasn't been called transgender, nor are they making fun of them. This character is at the top of the fashion game, so if they are transgender, it's a transgender success story. Speaking of how difficult life can be for them, is watching the Zoolander 2 trailer online, getting offended, and starting a petition really a priority? Is Pat now offensive to transgender people? Are they mad about that time I was at the mall and I couldn't tell if a person was male or female from behind? Tell me if you disagree, but I thought it was more of a joke about how often times we (we being the people who may really care about personally looking fashionable, or maybe not, but aren't involved with or care about the actual "fashion industry" and modeling shows and that culture) see models and we can't tell what sex they are. And it's not a hateful thing, and it's not that the model doesn't look like their sex in normal apparel, but that the designer made some ridiculous gimmicky outfit and we can't tell, which I wouldn't think is the point of fashion. I think of Looper, where JGL's make up is actually a distraction as you notice it's make up, and in that sense, the makeup artist or person who made that decision failed (not hating on Looper, one of the best movies I saw that year). Had it not been a distraction, it'd be more successful. The joke from this stupid sequel from a movie that's like 15 years ago is about a superficial culture. BC could be wearing a tree costume that hides all his male features and we'd think, is that a man or woman...and why are they dressed like a tree? What idiot thought that is fashionable? Damnit, I was pushing the envelope when I played a tree in my 2nd grade Peter Pan play.

If he HAD to respond, I really wish Justin T. would've just called them retards. He's white too. I'm white. I'M OFFENDED!

And on the topic, I hate that Alex Proyas and company apologized for their film. That movie is going to bomb and probably be terrible. It's not a realistic historical representation, and even if it was - more like Exodus, I mean, who cares? There's been 100s of films that have done this, probably thousands, and that's not including the movies set in foreign language speaking countries starring Hollywood actors who speak English with an accent. I get that non white men have a harder time relating to a different color or sex character. And I'm all for diversifying it up. And I'm sure I'm spoiled to the point I don't truly understand it, but even Black Panther said something I interpreted as 100% accurate - so many people don't understand what's being made, from people Indian people to ghostbusters purists - these are products. Which is why every single popular title will be remade or get a sequel eventually because making it new is too risky. Spielberg says Ford is Indy? Sorry Spielberg, I'm prettttttty sure you don't own the rights and Disney does and they are already recasting Han Solo - another character so memorable he has to wear the exact same outfit - even 25 years later. But idk, Spielberg or Lucas or Ford may own the rights to the character. But they are going to die fairly soon. And the rights will go to their kids and it's just a matter of time before one of those kids uses those rights to make money, by making a new Indy movie or selling them to a company that will. You wouldn't? With Proyas' new movie, it's another product probably more so than Star Wars, Indy, and ghostbusters. And it's being sold to the 300 crowd. I mean, I get these characters would have had darker skin and not been...Irish or Scottish, but the life of pi kid isn't going to get as many seats in the theater as the 300 guy. There's different points for kind of all of this, but the reality is that there aren't a lot of non-Caucasian Hollywood movie stars. That's especially the case when you include black actors. But when a product costs millions people aren't going to put the correct race of a person when it could be tom cruise or Denzel. They aren't. It's a business. Period. Who do you want to star in your 100 million $ transformers film? Mark Wahlberg, or the kid from Slumdog Millionaire? Seriously? Same goes for Proyas' smaller budgeted film which I don't even know the name of. And that's fucked up, I get it. But that is the way it is. If you don't like it, you do have some options - if you are a minority (or one in terms of Hollywood actors), work your ass off in all aspects of the biz trying to get parts that aren't typecaste, or create/write new parts for yourself. If you can't contribute creatively, contribute to the local minority artists. But that is going to be a long uphill, slow changing battle. The easier and quicker thing you can do is, STOP SEEING BULLSHIT. At the very least stop paying to see it!!!

That's a huge rant I went on - apologies - and I some of the topics need to be separated so I can add additional points to each specific one, but would love to hear feedback
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5:13PM on 12/08/2015
And I realize Mark Wahlberg and Slumdog Millionaire isn't a fair comparison, bc the lead of Transformers needs to be an action star (though I guess Shia wasn't really and he even kinda has similarities to the SM character - but at the time wouldn't you STILL cast Shia coming off Disney and whatever else as opposed to SM, even if it had won best picture the year before? I don't know all the release dates, but with a movie that expensive, but the casting is more of a business decision than a
And I realize Mark Wahlberg and Slumdog Millionaire isn't a fair comparison, bc the lead of Transformers needs to be an action star (though I guess Shia wasn't really and he even kinda has similarities to the SM character - but at the time wouldn't you STILL cast Shia coming off Disney and whatever else as opposed to SM, even if it had won best picture the year before? I don't know all the release dates, but with a movie that expensive, but the casting is more of a business decision than a creative one, which is consistently my point.)
1:30AM on 12/09/2015
Transgenders are less than 1% of 1% of the population so a petition from them is pointless.
Transgenders are less than 1% of 1% of the population so a petition from them is pointless.
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3:54PM on 12/08/2015
Bitches be bitchen!
Bitches be bitchen!
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3:28PM on 12/08/2015
I am not, personally, transgendered, but I have many close transgendered friends and spend a lot of time among the trans community. Anyone criticizing this character is a whiny twat who needs to shut up.
I am not, personally, transgendered, but I have many close transgendered friends and spend a lot of time among the trans community. Anyone criticizing this character is a whiny twat who needs to shut up.
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2:22PM on 12/08/2015
Want to be treated with the same amount of respect as everyone else? Then sorry, but nobody's above being made fun of. Not even me. Get over it.
Want to be treated with the same amount of respect as everyone else? Then sorry, but nobody's above being made fun of. Not even me. Get over it.
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1:50PM on 12/08/2015

Male models?

Where are all the male models offended by being depicted as dumb idiots?
Where are all the male models offended by being depicted as dumb idiots?
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1:48PM on 12/09/2015
Well... They're still trying to understand why the file was NOT in the computer, in the first one !
Well... They're still trying to understand why the file was NOT in the computer, in the first one !
1:37PM on 12/08/2015
Jesus Christ this is ridiculous!
Oops, I shouldn't have said that, probably just offended Christians everywhere.
Wait, shouldn't have mentioned only Christians because now Jews and Muslims feel left out.
Crap, forgot to mention Mormons so now they're pissed I left them out too.
I (we) can't win.
Jesus Christ this is ridiculous!
Oops, I shouldn't have said that, probably just offended Christians everywhere.
Wait, shouldn't have mentioned only Christians because now Jews and Muslims feel left out.
Crap, forgot to mention Mormons so now they're pissed I left them out too.
I (we) can't win.
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12:57PM on 12/08/2015

Good

I understand this from a marketing perspective but it's time to stop acting like stupid people on the internet deserve to have serious consideration payed to their idiot viewpoints. If your going to make a comedy and you feel confident in it good. Tell the people protesting to fuck off and get a sense of humor. If not tell them they will not be missed at screenings. The day we start accepting you can't make fun of some things is the day freedom in comedy dies and the worst thing you can do is
I understand this from a marketing perspective but it's time to stop acting like stupid people on the internet deserve to have serious consideration payed to their idiot viewpoints. If your going to make a comedy and you feel confident in it good. Tell the people protesting to fuck off and get a sense of humor. If not tell them they will not be missed at screenings. The day we start accepting you can't make fun of some things is the day freedom in comedy dies and the worst thing you can do is act like these people have a point in the slightest.
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12:54PM on 12/08/2015

Lighten the fuck up

No one is being opressed here.
Seriously, joyless twats. Get in the fucking sea.
No one is being opressed here.
Seriously, joyless twats. Get in the fucking sea.
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12:54PM on 12/08/2015
Trans is a mental disorder.
Trans is a mental disorder.
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2:06PM on 12/08/2015
No. I mean, really, this is just plain factually inaccurate.
No. I mean, really, this is just plain factually inaccurate.
4:40PM on 12/09/2015
No, but bigotry is my dear ChinoMoreno !
No, but bigotry is my dear ChinoMoreno !
12:46PM on 12/08/2015
I feel horrible for people who have no sense of humor
I feel horrible for people who have no sense of humor
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12:58PM on 12/08/2015
It must be a miserable existence
It must be a miserable existence
12:30PM on 12/08/2015
I've had people in my life who have mocked things that are important to me and aspects of who I am, the important thing for me has been to remember that we as human beings can choose whether or not to be offended. I know it's the internet, and rage is much more fun for lots of people, but I just think it's better to be stronger than any jokes, sketches, or movies.
I've had people in my life who have mocked things that are important to me and aspects of who I am, the important thing for me has been to remember that we as human beings can choose whether or not to be offended. I know it's the internet, and rage is much more fun for lots of people, but I just think it's better to be stronger than any jokes, sketches, or movies.
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12:29PM on 12/08/2015

It's so cool to be anti-PC, isn't it?

The point of irreverent comedy is that it deals low blows. It goes at what people care about. That doesn't excuse a comedian from being a jerk, a racist, or a bigot with their jokes. Free speech is not a free pass from criticism. I'm not saying we should ban it irreverent humor, but we shouldn't be surprised when people are offended by it, especially when they're the butt of the joke.

In the particular situation, it was simply a poor marketing decision because it takes the scene out of
The point of irreverent comedy is that it deals low blows. It goes at what people care about. That doesn't excuse a comedian from being a jerk, a racist, or a bigot with their jokes. Free speech is not a free pass from criticism. I'm not saying we should ban it irreverent humor, but we shouldn't be surprised when people are offended by it, especially when they're the butt of the joke.

In the particular situation, it was simply a poor marketing decision because it takes the scene out of context . This easily leads people to think that the joke is that "Benedict Cumberbatch plays a tranny". The message pretty much becomes "watch Derek Zoolander get into wacky situations with a transgender. It'll be funny because they're weird." I think you can see how your identity being perceived as weird could be offensive to people.
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12:46PM on 12/08/2015
Boy I bet youre a blast at parties
Boy I bet youre a blast at parties
2:09PM on 12/08/2015
Bah_Zam, it seems you're the only person here with the power of critical thinking.
Bah_Zam, it seems you're the only person here with the power of critical thinking.
5:00PM on 12/08/2015
But I don't think it has anything to do with being transgender, some ppl just chose to identify with it. I think the joke is watch Outdated Derek Zoolander get into wacky situations with the popular model who's so pretentious and thinks what he's wearing is so saving the world and... he can't even tell if he's male or female. Going by the last film, I think it's obvious they are clearly making fun of that type of person in the fashion industry, nothing to do with transgendered people. Are
But I don't think it has anything to do with being transgender, some ppl just chose to identify with it. I think the joke is watch Outdated Derek Zoolander get into wacky situations with the popular model who's so pretentious and thinks what he's wearing is so saving the world and... he can't even tell if he's male or female. Going by the last film, I think it's obvious they are clearly making fun of that type of person in the fashion industry, nothing to do with transgendered people. Are no models protesting this?
1:33AM on 12/09/2015
These days everybodies offended by everything it's flat out looney!
These days everybodies offended by everything it's flat out looney!
12:20PM on 12/08/2015
Cumberbatch's character is as offensive to transgenders as Stiller's and Wilson's are to late 40s white males... It's called humour, comedy, satire... Don't look for a controversy where there is none.
Cumberbatch's character is as offensive to transgenders as Stiller's and Wilson's are to late 40s white males... It's called humour, comedy, satire... Don't look for a controversy where there is none.
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12:20PM on 12/08/2015

Ppl are fcuking idiots

Go Zoolandar!Stupid models are doing clowns from themselves and now they are complaining?Fcuk em
Go Zoolandar!Stupid models are doing clowns from themselves and now they are complaining?Fcuk em
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12:14PM on 12/08/2015
I just want to say that I have many trans people in my life and think trans issues are very valid. Maybe this really IS in poor taste, and doesn't have a good reason for existing. Maybe it's good satire and justifies itself like that. I don't know. Shouldn't we wait to actually see the scene in question in the context of a film before condemning OR praising it?

Though I will admit, the fact that they chose a scene like that where the joke DID just boil down to "asking a trans person
I just want to say that I have many trans people in my life and think trans issues are very valid. Maybe this really IS in poor taste, and doesn't have a good reason for existing. Maybe it's good satire and justifies itself like that. I don't know. Shouldn't we wait to actually see the scene in question in the context of a film before condemning OR praising it?

Though I will admit, the fact that they chose a scene like that where the joke DID just boil down to "asking a trans person about their genitals" is not a great sign.
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1:37AM on 12/09/2015
The whole trans surge fad going on right now is getting out of control. I mean little kids under ten are being forced into it by hipster parents! WTF!
The whole trans surge fad going on right now is getting out of control. I mean little kids under ten are being forced into it by hipster parents! WTF!
2:58PM on 12/10/2015
That's not true at all. And it's okay for kids to realize they're trans when they're young, just like sometimes it's okay for people to not realize it until they're adults. It's not out of control and it's not a fad--it's just that people are starting to talk about it now.
That's not true at all. And it's okay for kids to realize they're trans when they're young, just like sometimes it's okay for people to not realize it until they're adults. It's not out of control and it's not a fad--it's just that people are starting to talk about it now.
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12:07PM on 12/08/2015

And yet...

We have sporting team called the fucking Redskins that a whole race of people feel slandered by and no one does anything?!
Give me a fucking break! No wonder !movies aren't funny anymore. Being funny hurts people's feelings. And, apparently, we're supposed to feel bad about it.
Fuck you, you thin skinned fucks! Leave Zoolander alone!!!!
We have sporting team called the fucking Redskins that a whole race of people feel slandered by and no one does anything?!
Give me a fucking break! No wonder !movies aren't funny anymore. Being funny hurts people's feelings. And, apparently, we're supposed to feel bad about it.
Fuck you, you thin skinned fucks! Leave Zoolander alone!!!!
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11:41AM on 12/08/2015
You PC brah?
You PC brah?
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11:16AM on 12/08/2015
Some people just have too much time on their hands to be upset about a scene in a trailer that lasted for five seconds.
Some people just have too much time on their hands to be upset about a scene in a trailer that lasted for five seconds.
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11:15AM on 12/08/2015

the "R WORD"

what the fuck is wrong with the word retard? i swear to god to many young folk are locked in booths sniffing their own farts. the constant policing of thoughts, ideas and creativity is getting more and more annoying, from this, the r word and moaning that some white guys are playing gods in a fantasy film. what;s next people complaining they've got people in monster suits playing aliens instead of extra terrestrial entities, you've gay actors playing straight characters,... its all so fucking
what the fuck is wrong with the word retard? i swear to god to many young folk are locked in booths sniffing their own farts. the constant policing of thoughts, ideas and creativity is getting more and more annoying, from this, the r word and moaning that some white guys are playing gods in a fantasy film. what;s next people complaining they've got people in monster suits playing aliens instead of extra terrestrial entities, you've gay actors playing straight characters,... its all so fucking retarded...
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11:45AM on 12/08/2015
First, let me say I'm not against the word in general. In a specific sense, calling an actual mentally handicapped person a "retard" is considered derogatory (this was actually hinted at in There's Something About Mary, when Matt Dillon kept talking about retards, instead of mentally retarded, or disabled, or handicapped, and Mary tried to call him on it).

Why this became such a hot-button issue with regard to Tropic Thunder is beyond me. I don't go into a movie like that expecting p.c.
First, let me say I'm not against the word in general. In a specific sense, calling an actual mentally handicapped person a "retard" is considered derogatory (this was actually hinted at in There's Something About Mary, when Matt Dillon kept talking about retards, instead of mentally retarded, or disabled, or handicapped, and Mary tried to call him on it).

Why this became such a hot-button issue with regard to Tropic Thunder is beyond me. I don't go into a movie like that expecting p.c. humor. I go in hoping for it to be tasteless and funny and wrong. And people use the word "retard" in conversation all the time, even if it's offensive to certain people.
12:09PM on 12/08/2015
This argument is RETARDED.
This argument is RETARDED.
12:12PM on 12/08/2015
Because it's a slur, friend.
Because it's a slur, friend.
12:35PM on 12/08/2015
The problem with the word retard is that it is used as a blanket statement for many disabled people who don't have any form of retardation. It's a problem of identity. No one likes to be reduced to a single adjective, especially when it's incorrectly used.
The problem with the word retard is that it is used as a blanket statement for many disabled people who don't have any form of retardation. It's a problem of identity. No one likes to be reduced to a single adjective, especially when it's incorrectly used.
12:47PM on 12/08/2015
the trouble is offence is never given only ever taken... people are way too sensitive these days, to much equality bullshit in schools and universities, they miss the point we are not equal, and if your offended then its on you to change your attitude not me to change mine to make you feel better... and tell you all something for free you call a retard a retard, they are to retarded to care.. the only people offended are people who know said retard... its what i call the stupid paradox... only
the trouble is offence is never given only ever taken... people are way too sensitive these days, to much equality bullshit in schools and universities, they miss the point we are not equal, and if your offended then its on you to change your attitude not me to change mine to make you feel better... and tell you all something for free you call a retard a retard, they are to retarded to care.. the only people offended are people who know said retard... its what i call the stupid paradox... only intelligent people are worried about being stupid as stupid people are to stupid to care...
4:13PM on 12/08/2015
Well, I can understand where you're coming from in that we are all responsible for how we interpret the world and how we interact with it. However, keep in mind that if we just kept lumping people in the retard category and never genuinely understanding their conditions on a deeper level, we wouldn't be aware of the differences between various types of disabilities. It doesn't take much effort to be empathetic.
Well, I can understand where you're coming from in that we are all responsible for how we interpret the world and how we interact with it. However, keep in mind that if we just kept lumping people in the retard category and never genuinely understanding their conditions on a deeper level, we wouldn't be aware of the differences between various types of disabilities. It doesn't take much effort to be empathetic.
4:51PM on 12/08/2015
G Lockhart, you said it perfectly. Offense is taken, not given. I know I've heard conversations where someone says their kid is a little slow. And someone responds, a little slow? Like retarded or what? And then maybe a no it's autism or something. I've been in convos like that and I also say "this is retarded." Perhaps all of us are ignorant - probably true - but there's no intent to offend


With that said, I was very offended to find out they didn't get Sif to direct Thor 3
G Lockhart, you said it perfectly. Offense is taken, not given. I know I've heard conversations where someone says their kid is a little slow. And someone responds, a little slow? Like retarded or what? And then maybe a no it's autism or something. I've been in convos like that and I also say "this is retarded." Perhaps all of us are ignorant - probably true - but there's no intent to offend


With that said, I was very offended to find out they didn't get Sif to direct Thor 3
10:48AM on 12/08/2015

SJWing at its finest

The idiot who started this petition isn't even a transgender, she just wants attention. What a non issue. All is in the trailer for 'all' (lol) of 5 seconds! Way to make something of nothing. On another note, I'm starting a petition to ban further Jurassic Park movies until they start using real dinosaurs. My friends in the triceratops community are feeling disenfranchised.
The idiot who started this petition isn't even a transgender, she just wants attention. What a non issue. All is in the trailer for 'all' (lol) of 5 seconds! Way to make something of nothing. On another note, I'm starting a petition to ban further Jurassic Park movies until they start using real dinosaurs. My friends in the triceratops community are feeling disenfranchised.
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4:44PM on 12/08/2015
SJW?
SJW?
5:07PM on 12/08/2015
Social Justice Warrior: A pejorative term for an individual who repeatedly and vehemently engages in arguments on social justice on the Internet, often in a shallow or not well-thought-out way, for the purpose of raising their own personal reputation. A social justice warrior, or SJW, does not necessarily strongly believe all that they say, or even care about the groups they are fighting on behalf of. They typically repeat points from whoever is the most popular blogger or commenter of the
Social Justice Warrior: A pejorative term for an individual who repeatedly and vehemently engages in arguments on social justice on the Internet, often in a shallow or not well-thought-out way, for the purpose of raising their own personal reputation. A social justice warrior, or SJW, does not necessarily strongly believe all that they say, or even care about the groups they are fighting on behalf of. They typically repeat points from whoever is the most popular blogger or commenter of the moment, hoping that they will "get SJ points" and become popular in return. They are very sure to adopt stances that are "correct" in their social circle.
5:39PM on 12/08/2015
Gotcha. And thank you for assisting me in my laziness!
Gotcha. And thank you for assisting me in my laziness!
10:42AM on 12/08/2015
OK, it shouldn't offend the trans people because there are people like that in the world. What, did they all think they were perfect?
OK, it shouldn't offend the trans people because there are people like that in the world. What, did they all think they were perfect?
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1:40AM on 12/09/2015
Guess they never heard about boy George or ru paul right? LOL!
Guess they never heard about boy George or ru paul right? LOL!
10:39AM on 12/08/2015
Almost all comedy is inheriently bad, we laugh about things we shouldn't, be it somebody being hurt or a crack at somebody's mistake. About the only thing you can't protest are popsicle stick jokes.
Almost all comedy is inheriently bad, we laugh about things we shouldn't, be it somebody being hurt or a crack at somebody's mistake. About the only thing you can't protest are popsicle stick jokes.
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4:41PM on 12/08/2015
No way. I don't agree at all. I actually wondered if you were being sarcastic but I don't think you are. I, and many others, including many celebrities can make fun of some of the bad aspects of themselves. Off the top of my head, RBJ keep does this a bit with Iron Man. Or things like the James Franco roasts. They make fun of what they do, but not really who they are. And that's fine. It's fine to laugh about it, even if that's easier than to have a serious discussion about it. Just
No way. I don't agree at all. I actually wondered if you were being sarcastic but I don't think you are. I, and many others, including many celebrities can make fun of some of the bad aspects of themselves. Off the top of my head, RBJ keep does this a bit with Iron Man. Or things like the James Franco roasts. They make fun of what they do, but not really who they are. And that's fine. It's fine to laugh about it, even if that's easier than to have a serious discussion about it. Just saying RDJ you are a drug addict and horrible piece of shit isn't funny. But he's made poor decisions involving those things, and humor can be made out of it - though it's best when he does it. Like when JDepp did a cameo on that Warwick Davis show pissed at Ricky Gervais and what he said about the tourist. I didn't see the movie, but apparently it's bad. A big name actor made a bad movie. Then a comedian made fun of it. And then said actor played a character of himself being petty. Why shouldn't we laugh at that? And comedy HAS become more obscene, but there are still lots of comedy and comedians that create laughs from wit, not expense of others. Jerry Seinfield, the stand up comedian, is pretty good at this. Ironically, so was Bill Cosby. Stating that almost all laughter (which comes from comedy) is being done towards a subject it shouldn't be is ignorant. What about just farts? But a great comedy actually has intelligence, a set up and a pay off. It doesn't have to be vulgar at all whatsoever. I'd agree if you said our culture was using more of that, but that it's just true? What are you talking about?
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