posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 11:09 AM
There's a few different things going on here.
1) America is obsessed with "celebrities."
Go to a newsstand or supermarket. You'll see dozens of publications for sale dedicated to these "celebrities" and their lives. What they look
like, what they wear, who they date, what they eat etc. This is a multi-billion dollar industry. Like it or not, there are millions of people who
follow these people's lives more closely than their own. And yes, in the US the President and his family are considered celebrities.
2) People enjoy "lowest common denominator" humor.
The question of "what's funny" has always been a difficult one, but one thing is certain, there are millions of people out there who are
entertained by the absolute stupidest things. Yes, they laugh at fart jokes, at people falling, at anyone who looks different, and as shown by
youtube people enjoy watching other people look bad.
3) Combine items 1&2.
This picture and the dozens like it should not shock anyone. On any given week you can see headlines on these tabloids saying things like "Stars
Caught Without Makeup!!" or "Stars Cellulite on the Beach!!" and these issues sell incredibly well. Why? Well, apparently people want to see
"celebrities" looking bad. They want to see pictures of them with their gut hanging out, with a finger up their nose, picking at their underwear,
taking something out of their teeth... whatever.
4) There are people out there who insist everything is about race.
Unfortunately this country is still plagued by groups of people who want to divide us along racial lines. No... I'm not talking about the
conventional racists. I don't mean the bigots and white supremacists because they're not smart enough to divide the country. I'm talking about a
far more intelligent group. I'm talking about people who can take any story out there and decide that it all comes back to race. The Al Sharptons,
the Jesse Jacksons, and the Charlie Rangels. Who is Rangel? Charlie Rangel is the Chairman of the Ways & Means Committee in Congress who announced
that anyone who runs against NY's governor this November is a racist. Weird, right? NY has a governor who was appointed, not elected, has miserable
poll numbers and is deemed by most voters as a disaster, and yet if a better candidate wishes to throw his hat in the ring Congressman Rangel has
already declared him a racist. Just an example...
So consider those 4 thoughts when trying to understand this.
We have a culture of celebrity obsession that stalks famous people and enjoys looking at stupid pictures of them. The worse the better.
We also have groups of people who work day and night to try and split this country along racial lines. Hateful people who unfortunately have led
others to the same hate. I hope all of you clicked on the link to this story and read some of the comments that were posted to this guy's twitter.
That is ignorant hate in its truest form. Blind, ignorant hate.
What we have here is really pretty simple... a guy posted what he thought was humorous and a group of psychotic hate mongers latched onto it as their
cause of the day.
The whole situation is a sad display of our society today on so many levels.