posted on Apr, 17 2015 @ 09:19 PM
I don't usually get goaded into posting sensationalist stories that lack substance, but I'll make an exception this time. Why? Because the deeper
issue behind stories like these needs to be discussed.
Here is the story
that caught my attention. In
short: singer Michael Buble's wife took a picture of him somewhere with a woman in the background who happened to be wearing short shorts, and after
seeing the photo, he posted it on Instagram with the caption "There was something about this photo lu took, that seemed worthy of Instagram. #myhumps
#babygotback #hungryshorts #onlyinmiami #picoftheday #beautifulbum".
Given the myriad of Social Justice Warriors (SJWs) posting on social media, I'm sure you can imagine the sort of backlash he has received. Since the
post, he has been called "sexist" and a "misogynist" and was forced to issue an apology. I'm sure this temporary annoyance will not harm his
reputation as a talented signer or lead to a boycott of his work, but the stigma now associated with him as being supposedly sexist will haunt him for
a time to come.
The deeper issue of course, is that while the number of these types of stories increases, there will eventually be a strong push for law reform in
regards to posting anything that might be considered "offensive, sexist, misogynist" etc.. It's already happening with "racist rants" on public
Who wants to live in a society that punishes you for thought crimes? After all, you cannot control all your thoughts and feelings and while it's true
that you are not forced to post stuff that could be considered offensive, you should not have to walk on egg shells worrying that something you think
or say could be deemed offensive by others. That is not the definition of a free, civilised society.
edit on 17/4/2015 by Dark Ghost because:
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