26 March, 2010

Have You Seen My Sister "Edginess"?

White privilege means that you can say shit like this "ironically" when "discussing" Lady Gaga on Twitter:

[From Amanda Palmer's Twitter feed. Text reads: "@JoanArkham ironic product placement is only ok if you take no money & beyond that give all the income to something ironic. like the Klan."]

Yes, because giving money to a group that perpetuates domestic terrorism (warning for very graphic content) toward black people is IRONIC and totally comparable to...product placement in a music video.

I look forward to people defending this ridiculousness with any number of derailing techniques and/or trying to school me in why it's not harmful and is, like, TOTALLY HILARIOUS, why can't you take a joke? It's just hip(ster) racism.

I'm not laughing.


Unknown said...

I told my wife about this, sort of. "I'm not going to get into detail because it's really horrible and you've got plenty of horrible in your life already? But you know how Amanda Palmer said really horrible shit recently?"


"She managed to say something worse than that."

Anonymous said...

Oh, I have about a half dozen or more screen caps of here defending it, and some nasty shit that goes along w/ it.

One classy person, that AP. WHEEE!

Ally said...

I'm not joking when I say it took me four days to come up with an adequate response to this that was not incoherent shouting, followed by a string of curse words, and some rather juvenile name-calling. Just, honestly.