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.
what the fuck is with this comment, spastic is a shitty word in the US too, stop trying to play it off like “well none of US knew spastic refers to people with poor muscle/motor control, specifically as a derogatory term toward people with cerebral palsy, and is a shitty word to use as a pejorative ALL ACROSS THE FUCKING WORLD”
USAGE Spastic, usually used as an adjective, has been used in medical senses since the 18th century and is still a neutral term for conditions like spastic colon or spastic paraplegia. In the 1970s and 1980s, spastic, usually used as a noun, became a term of abuse and was directed toward anyone regarded as incompetent or physically uncoordinated. Nowadays, this latter use of spastic, whether as a noun or as an adjective, is likely to cause offense, and even in medical use it is preferable to use phrasing such as : person with cerebral palsy instead of the noun spastic.
jfc take like two seconds to look this shit up
You guys are literally arguing for paragraph after paragraph over a weird al lyric. Everyone on both sides needs to get your life together.
"Enchanted River - Phillipines
‘NO ONE HAS EVER REACHED ITS BOTTOM’
Enchanted River is found in the Phillipines. It is called “enchanted” because no one has ever reached its bottom. Many people, including scuba divers have tried reaching for the bottom but have failed, hence the legend of its bottomless pit. Moreover, locals share that NOBODY has been successful in catching the fish in this river, whether by hand or by spear.
They say its bluish color is a result of its depth and the water clarity changes throughout the day. At around 12:00pm, the water becomes clearer and even more majestic.”
"Vagina Pond - Uruguay
'NO ONE HAS EVER REACHED ITS BOTTOM'
Vagina Pond is found in Uruguay. It is called “vagina” because i mean c’mon, look at it. Many people, including muff divers have tried reaching for the bottom but have failed, hence the legend of its bottomless pit. Moreover, locals share that NOBODY has been successful in catching the crabs in this pond, whether by hand or by spear.
They say its bluish color is a result of its depth and the water clarity changes throughout the day. At around 12:00 pm, the water becomes wetter and even more enthralling. “