I genuinely appreciate the truth in this headline by The Guardian.
This poor artist who was beaten wasn’t injured by a race, gender, career status, political preference, religion… because it doesn’t matter what any of those details are. Most of our media have been loosely focused on journalism writing and more focused on PR/Creative writing skills to find leverage that helps push an agenda beyond stating the unbiased facts and letting the world decide.
That headlines could have been rewritten in so many ways to push an agenda. Imagine the channel or website that would have possibly said it one of these ways:
Marwencol: the incredible WWII art project created by a cross-dresser who was beaten up by NRA Member
Marwencol: the incredible WWII art project created by a cross-dresser who was beaten up by meat eaters
Marwencol: the incredible WWII art project created by a cross-dresser who was beaten up by Nazis (This one is acceptable since they want to be assholes)
Marwencol: the incredible WWII art project created by a cross-dresser who was beaten up by one of those crappy violent bigots who decide that their immediate gratification is more valuable than someone’s entire life of suffrage. aka. evil narcissists.
Every group, of all kinds that don’t accept or condone bigoted narcissists in their group, but sadly, they’re assholes. Everybody has one.
Destroy and isolate the behavior, not the group. To me, that’s making the victim abused twice. Once for what happened and again for using it to leverage a specific platform.
How do you think a fantastic producer feels about having Harvey in their circle of career? Or an actor for that matter? Everyone went mad there for a bit and started calling out every thing, regardless of context. What about doctors? Cops? Politicians? Football players?
Back to the PR writers over journalism writers. Sports does it, too. That’s why some coaches are treated harsher than others. How some players can get kicked out for something minor or unproven yet others can kill dogs or beat women in elevators and get a year off with a new contract.
It’s the same reason the Dixie Chicks were skewered until they disappeared over a comment about our president and today he’s the full on media frenzy roast, decapitation simulation included. What if Jimmy Kimmel called them up? He’s already a hypocrite, so why not? The Man Show broke every #MeToo offense and in many cases worse. We should start a ranking scale of you’re a dumbass versus you’re s sick narcissist who decided their immediate gratification was worth more than your lifelong dignity and sanity.
Well Done, Guardian. This is a tragedy turned beautiful-therapy-plan-that-creates-beauty success. I pray he never has to remember what happened. He’s dealing with reality enough and in a wonderful cope and hope.
PS, the Jimmy Kimmel link shows at :29 seconds her created the show. So don’t let him say he was a hungry actor. That doesn’t work for the Rooster.