Ensoc, the engineering society at my uni ( University of Canterbury) somehow reckons it’s okay to not only wear blackface, but to turn the Ebola outbreak in Africa into a joke
This was not the only thing they thought was okay, here are some of the other offensive vehicles and teams.
Trigger warnings for massive amounts of racism. Please spread this, we need to make this known and gain the attention of the university, this need action.
for those who cannot view the images, they are a variety of cars which were made to fit the incredibly edgy theme of “Offensive as possible”, within there is black face and brown face, there are islamophobic stereotypes, transmisogynistic stereotypes, offensive gendered slurs, etc etc, the whole shebang.
Please do not let this go unnoticed. This took place on university grounds, and should not have been allowed to happen.
So basically my brother bought me a Jensen Misha photo OP (because he is a douchebag lol) and I think he thought I would sell it or something but I decided to make the best of it so Rose and I came up with the idea of the signs (that was before Jensen made that lonely Jensen tweet lol) and so during the OP I walked up to them and asked them to hold up the signs and look sad. The moment Jensen saw the sign, he laughed and then looked at me and said “You know what, I do miss Jared.” And he had the cutest smile on his face and it was just so fucking cute and dumb and soooo fucking sweet uwu He loves Jared so much and his face in that pic is so adorable aahhhhhh
So…this is really tacky.
Jensen may be oblivious to the fandom—unless he fakes it really well—but Misha is definitely not. He knew exactly why she chose these signs, what she meant by it, and why she didn’t even want to be in the picture with them.
You know what? Hate the character, hate the ship, hell even hate the actor if you must. But do you really feel good about yourself for making another human being—however temporarily—feel like shit? Especially in a situation where he has to stay “on” for the fans’ sakes?
Whether you’re a teenager or in your 20s, 40, whatever—you’ve only got a few decades left before you die. There’s very little time left before your entire consciousness ceases to exist. Will you really be satisfied that you spent so much of your time and effort on this planet being petty, spiteful, hateful, and hurtful?
Shame on you.
misha is seriously like “really? come on.” just, wow.
I’m horrified by what I saw of the video. It seems to me an obvious violation of YouTube’s Terms of Service, and I don’t understand why YouTube hasn’t already taken it down. This harassment and abuse can call itself pranks, but it isn’t; it’s abuse. It needs to stop—whether uploaded to YouTube or vine or facebook or wherever. It’s just reprehensible, and further indication that we have a lot to discuss when it comes to consent, harassment, and abuse both online and off.
Obviously I don’t have magical internet powers to fix this (or any other problems), but I do understand that Hank and I have a platform, and we are trying to amplify and fund creators who are fighting to inform more people about abuse and consent, including Kelly Kend’s documentary. A nerdfighter task force continues to develop a video series about consent and abuse online, which is taking a while because it needs to be properly researched and written and funded and so on, but it will happen.
Thanks for taking the time to read this letter. As fellow YouTubers, we have much respect for others who put so much hard work into building their channel. It’s not easy, and you should be proud! That said, we’ve noticed that in your success, there has been a lack of respect in…
There are a lot of blurry lines in the world, but this isn’t one of them. I’m very pleased the our community has come together to discuss this openly and rationally. Five stars to Laci for binding people together in that, with an open and clear message.
I hope (expect even) that Sam will be taking the video down soon, because every moment it’s up is another moment where he’s normalizing assault and societal dominance of women.