Special Snowflake Syndrome
Before I let loose on this subject, sexual identity is a completely removed debate. Fuck whatever you want to fuck, as long as it isn’t in my bed whilst drinking my bourbon. What I’m talking about here are people who want to be taken seriously whilst identifying as a wolf, or an interdimensional space being. You think I’m joking, don’t you? Click those links. I dare you. If you can visit those pages and take these people seriously, you have the patience of Jesus himself… and the intelligence of his worshippers.
Oh, and can we talking about fat shaming for a second? Anyone who says that fat shaming is a thing needs a fucking slap. People dissuade you from being overweight because it is medically bad for you. Like, heart attack, high cholesterol, repository problems bad. I am overweight, I’m not ashamed to admit that, but I don’t use that as leverage to demand special treatment. And I certainly don’t use my un-healthiness as a substitute for an identity. Being fat isn’t a statement, unless that statement is that you fucking love eating. Jesus, if you're going to have thick skin, at least make that carry over to your emotions too.
Stopping Artistic Expression
The one that hits home for me is the Batgirl #41 Killing Joke Variant cover controversy. For those who don’t know, this cover depicted the events of the critically lauded graphic novel ‘The Killing Joke’. In context to the events of the comic, The Killing Joke involves a scene where The Joker bursts into Barbara Gordon’s (Batgirl) apartment and shoots her, before undressing her and taking vulnerable photographs of her in order to ‘break’ her father, Detective Jim Gordon, into an insane episode. The gunshots result in Barbara being paralysed from the neck down. In DC’s comic continuity, this becomes a major part of Barbara’s character; For years, she helped Batman as the intelligence agent Oracle, proving her worth as a crime fighter despite the harm the Joker bought to her. And in the newer, more lighthearted Batgirl run of the New 52, the events of The Killing Joke resonate to give Batgirl a nervous disposition toward gunshots. That is interesting. That is artistic.
Let me break into a little bit of a character study here. The Joker is supposed to be scary. But why is the Joker scary? Because he is unpredictable. The Killing Joke does not depict any form of sexual abuse or rape within it’s panels nor it’s subtext, and I do not for one minute think that Alan Moore was attempting to portray that. Because trust me, if he wants rape to be in a comic, he fucking puts it in (No pun intended). It would be a fully predictable thing for The Joker to rape Barbara were he a traditional villain, but the reason why he chose to undress the paralysed Barbara is the Joker’s real play here. It’s all to get at Jim Gordon. You want to break someone? Leave them guessing. The Joker doesn’t explain himself and neither should he ever do so. He is scary because at no point could you ever possibly fathom what his thought process is. Whatever it is that he is planning, though, it will be terrifying and unpredictable.
Even if you take that out of the equation, you can’t deny that what happened was that people forced a drawing that they didn’t agree with to be removed from the public eye. You know who else did that? The fucking Nazis. I rest my case.
Hate Speech Aplenty
Fandom Gets Out Of Control
These people get way too involved in what is a work of fiction. The typical character shipping (fantasising over two characters having sex) takes place, but it’s the fervent attitude people have toward pushing their own ideals over the cast that is alarming. The cast are continually harassed at conventions and public appearances by rabid fans who want some form of validation for the weird pairings they make porn out of, one of them literally being the main characters being in an incestuous relationship. Oh, and they tried to get one of them fired for said actor thinking that their harassment was a bad idea.
So that's Tumblr for you. If you were offended by anything I said, then good. That's fine. But don't expect me to be quiet about it. Whilst the rest of the world will bow down to the every little bitch fit that these people throw, I would rather let them throw a paddy and wear themselves out, getting all worked up because they're offended and I refuse to conform to thier uber-PC, hyper militant social justice mindset. Offence is part of the human experience. These fucking freaks should try living themselves before dictating how other should live.
The Editor in Chief of Foul Entertainment, Mike edits most of what you see on the site. He runs the production of our podcasts, and currently pens Pop Culture Club and The Death of Video Games.