RIP Jonesy March 8th 2022 - October 16th 2023
- Oct 7, 2017
Apparently Bud Light partnered with a trans TikTok star and people got angry and stopped buying the beer. Not very nice and unfortunately not very surprising either.
and dont forget the classic lie:Ah, you're checking all the classic boxes there:
A) "I can't be transphobic, I have trans friends!"
B) Some unrelated pity sympathetic thing to distract people from dogging on you.
C) Dancing around the issue but not actually apologising because you're not sorry at all.
yeah lets move on from this incident and discuss what's really importantI'm just glad this thread wasn't permanently closed. It deserves to be open for the sake of this subject (and I hope we can move on with some actual discussions and debates & away from any contentious opinions that some have).
yeah that phrasing was really weird lolI wonder what you mean by "everyone has the right to live their life as they want" ummm, are you referring to trans people, or are you referring to yourself? The way you word it sounds like you don't want to be called out for that, especially when "letting people live how they want" is a double-edged sword, but not especially respectable if discriminating against minorities is your way of life, much less do you expect people not to be activated by it.
Will check out the video tomorrow, but it is interesting how the video is the reason Tony Rodriguez was recast as Julio.HOWEVER: not to overly praise Selman like some are excused of doing around here, I do think he learns from his mistakes, and is always looking for ways to make the show better and more interesting. I think Drew Mackie (the guy who made the Every Simpsons Gay Joke Ever video) said on his podcast Gayest Episode Ever that Selman reached out to him about that video, saying it was eye-opening to see how cringe-inducing some of those old jokes were. And ultimately, that outreach helped lead to Mackie’s friend Tony Rodriquez being recast as Julio. After hearing that story, and knowing that the most cringe-inducing jokes in that video were the trans ones, I was pretty convinced that Selman would quickly get to work on a trans-themed episode, but clearly that hasn’t materialized.
I'll concur that I don't think anyone presently writing for The Simpsons is "up to it". I said as much in the post that kicked off this thread. They waited until Season 34 to properly tackle an episode on black heritage and Carl's latent insecurities about finding his place within that community because they didn't have a black writer on staff that would be able to effectively speak to those values until Sosthand wrote one.That's the problem, though. The show's response to the Apu controversy and pulling the Michael Jackson episode show that The Simpsons staff prefer to take the cowardly way out if given the chance. Which tells me they're not going to do a "trans episode".
Their latest "PSA" episodes tend to target uncontroversial topics: charities that don't actually help people are bad, scamming is bad and is getting worse, the middle class is being screwed over, etc. Those are things "we all" can agree on. Doing an episode with a message that "trans women are women" (as an example) would be way more controversial, and I don't think The Simpsons is up to it.
Debate? "I've always figured she was"? Did these people somehow miss the episode "Sheesh! Cab, Bob?"? No, I guess the appearance in the MOVIE is what sealed it.