An advertisement for the new Fox television show “Red Band Society” was abruptly pulled from Los Angeles Metro buses Thursday after activists complained it was racist and offensive.
The ads for the series that premiered this week show actress Octavia Spencer next to the words “Scary Bitch.” Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman Marc Littman said the agency decided to remove the ad because that label “denigrates women.”
“That speaks for itself,” Littman said. “That was not acceptable.”
The ads, which have been up for five weeks, will be removed from 190 Metro buses as soon as possible, said Metro spokesman Dave Sotero.
Like most things Lib-tard, the idiocy really doesn’t become apparent until you break down the message. In this case, start noticing the names of the people telling you how “racist and offensive” this advertisement was. I could take the easy way out and tell you to Google those names for the express purpose of discovering that neither of them are either black or women. But that whole wheeze about needing to be part of the “offended” group has been beaten more than Neil Peart’s snare drum. We all know that jumping on to the “offended” bandwagon is just a measure of how “politically correct” the jumpers are. They know this as well, which is exactly why we get WHAT???
The announcement was made Thursday at a Metro committee meeting where a few dozen protesters showed up to speak against the ads. Among them was Jasmyne Cannick, who said the nickname perpetuates negative stereotypes about black women.
“I don’t know if I find it more offensive because I’m black, or more offensive because I’m a woman,” said Cannick, 36. “I sometimes think our city forgets that there are black people that still live here and call Los Angeles home.”
Voila…Here’s your “offended” black woman, courtesy of two guys who got stuck playing “mouthpiece” for a bunch of suits who made a decision they had no idea would come back to haunt them. Forget the obvious fiasco, there’s an even bigger problem here; one that really points out why the suits who green-lighted this advertisement had no idea it was going to run them afoul of the “Race Police.”
The problem: How the fuck is anybody supposed to know what is offensive anymore if the people who are supposedly offended can’t even tell you why they are pissed off? Seriously, re-read that shit about “I don’t know if I find it more offensive because I’m black, or more offensive because I’m a woman,” and really think about it.
Let’s start with the “bitch” part. One of the dirtiest little secrets in the world of “offensive language” is that women throw this term around about themselves in EXACTLY the same way blacks use the “N-Bomb.” How many women do you think have this song on their I-pods? That also means when a woman complains about its use, that complaint rings as hollow as when blacks get all indignant over “their word.”
For any Lib-tard reading this, I’ll save you the time making your counter-argument. You are dying to accuse me of painting all women with the same general brush, and you would be exactly right. There’s a very good reason for that. See, when you cry “foul” on something offensive, for that cry to have any credibility, there either has to be a rule in place which was broken, or their needs to be a generally perceived need for a rule to address the offense. That’s the funny thing about rules, they apply to the entirety of the general population, otherwise they have absolutely no efficacy. In other words, you can’t expect people to understand what is offensive and what isn’t when you make different rules at different times for different people.
I like to call this “the Don Imus effect.” Remember a few years back when he got in trouble for referring to the Rutgers women’s basketball team as “nappy-headed hoes?” I’ll never forget how hilarious that whole affair was, because the vast majority of the white people who were up in arms over it didn’t even have the first idea about what was in that statement which was really offensive to black people. They all thought it was about the term “hoes,” which has exactly the same problem as “bitch.”
Allow me to explain this to you Lib-tards; it’s time for a lesson in something you pretend doesn’t exist, which is black-on-black racism.
I’m educated and light-skinned, which means I have spent most of my life listening to terms like “Roon,” “Lite-Brite,” or worse yet, “Uncle Tom” directed at me from the mouths of other black people. Any success I’ve had in life is because I’m “passing.” Part of the whole “passing” thing revolves around having “good” skin and “good” hair; “good” meaning “passable for white.” So, when you tell a black person they are “nappy-headed,” you are striking at the heart of black-on-black racism.
Why does that matter in this case? Because I’m really struggling to find why this matter should even be remotely offensive to black people. I’ve already discredited the “bitch,” part, so I’m left with “scary.” The woman in the picture is smiling…she’s not wearing a hockey mask and holding a fucking chainsaw. SHE’S SMILING! I guess this is the part where I have to wait for some sociology major to tell me what a knuckle-dragger I am for not understanding the (insert psycho-babble clap-trap here) reason why “scary” should be offensive to me.
Good thing we have a Comments section, because one of my favorite things in life is having a Lib-tard tell me how I should think…