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the-last-teabender:

Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.

And that is just one reason why I love Weird Al.

It’s great that he’s addressed this but are we really supposed to believe that NO ONE during the extremely lengthy processes of writing a song, recording it, mastering it and animating the music video wouldn’t have brought it up?

Excuse me but how the hell is spastic even remotely insulting?

So I just recently learned that in the UK calling someone spastic means the same thing as calling someone retarded, only much worse.

If it makes people in the UK feel any better, people in the US literally do not know this (like literally no one I have ever met and/or know). Here being spastic is usually meant to mean something along the lines of acting like a hyper-active child (like running around in circles yelling just because they feel like it please be quiet for just 2 minutes type of child). NOBODY here uses it as a slur.

Since Weird Al is a US musician and the US music industry is pretty non-international, yeah actually I think its entirely possible that none of the people who worked on this song actually knew that spastic was considered an awful slur in some parts of the world.

And I’m like 99.9999% sure that Weird Al is genuinely very sorry that he was accidentally offensive.

Interesting! Australian daughter of a psychiatric nurse here, I personally found it offensive and inappropriate and was disappointed Weird Al used it in the song. To me, it’s problematic in the same way ‘retarded’ is because it’s taking a legitimated medical condition and using it to insult people. I’m glad to see the apology and fascinated to see how how in this time of mass globalisation these sorts of issues come up.

Same, Australian here and also raised my eyebrows at the use of that word. I am glad to see an apology from Weird Al.

The word ‘spastic’ is derived from cerebral palsy. Using it as an insult is essentially insinuating that people with cerebral palsy are shameful and embarrassing. The apology was definitely deserved.

TIL. Yeah, that connotation is definitely not prevalent in the US. All the same, I’ll for sure not be using that word anymore.

(Now I’m interested to learn more about potentially offensive language through a geographic lens.)

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Belle, my beautiful, loving therapy cat of 15 years is in desperate need of some help. She’s currently in the ER right now. I’m distraught and can only think to beg for help. We visited her today and she’s had to stay yet another night. She looked horrible. She definitely wants to come home.    “https://www.youcaring.com/bellethecat”Please give whatever you can and share this with everyone. $1000 can be raised here if all of my followers donated $1 each. Please. I’m desperate. I miss her so much and I’m scared.

I just got off the phone with the ER vet. I’m to see her in 4 hours and we’re going to decide if she comes home or goes to her regular vet. She’s not eating or drinking. She still has diarrhea. I don’t know what to do. I feel overwhelmed with pain for my baby. I just want her happy and well and I’ll do whatever that takes. I hate to beg for help but I cannot afford any of what is happening. I’m disabled and rely on Social Security each month. I’m on a very fixed income. I cannot work.
Paying these bills is impossible for me. $1, 2, 5, 10…. Anything you can give helps. Please share this update. I’ll let you know more in the morning.
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fuckyeahfelines:

Belle, my beautiful, loving therapy cat of 15 years is in desperate need of some help. She’s currently in the ER right now. I’m distraught and can only think to beg for help. We visited her today and she’s had to stay yet another night. She looked horrible. She definitely wants to come home.

    “https://www.youcaring.com/bellethecat”

Please give whatever you can and share this with everyone. $1000 can be raised here if all of my followers donated $1 each. Please. I’m desperate. I miss her so much and I’m scared.

I just got off the phone with the ER vet. I’m to see her in 4 hours and we’re going to decide if she comes home or goes to her regular vet. She’s not eating or drinking. She still has diarrhea. 
I don’t know what to do. I feel overwhelmed with pain for my baby. I just want her happy and well and I’ll do whatever that takes. 
I hate to beg for help but I cannot afford any of what is happening. I’m disabled and rely on Social Security each month. I’m on a very fixed income. I cannot work.

Paying these bills is impossible for me. 
$1, 2, 5, 10…. Anything you can give helps. Please share this update. I’ll let you know more in the morning.

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Why do people in the Tumblr social justice community like Gordon Ramsay so much?

santorumsoakedpikachu:

Gordon Ramsay is horrible.

He went on a sexist, homophobic rant about a journalist and showed a photoshopped picture of her as a cross between a naked woman and a pig.

He paid his son to install a hidden camera in his daughter’s room to keep her from having sex.

He thinks women should get back in the kitchen (at home).

He doesn’t think women should be professional chefs.

In one Kitchen Nightmares episode, he went to a restaurant owned by a black woman who was the head chef, and actually liked the food (a rarity). He then proceeded to kick her out of the kitchen to make her a hostess and let the male chefs she hired take over the cooking.

He went on a racist rant against a black chef who didn’t suck up to him enough.

He made fun of a Latino chef’s accent on his show.

Why is he so universally liked in the Tumblr social justice community? Why do people act like he would be an amazing defender of the rights of the oppressed? I don’t get it. At all.

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