What your view of sports and life would be if you had too many concussions
What have we come to in this world when one can’t make fun of the blatantly obvious? It seems that a pair of blokes from down under have gotten a bit jammed up for noticing that a great deal of male figure skaters might be (gasp) homosexuals.
First, look at this picture.
Who are we kidding here? Are you really trying to tell me this isn’t so fucking ridiculous that it begs to be joke fodder? Here’s a reality check for you overly-sensitive shitbags who are wringing your hands and bawling in anguish over a few gay jokes. If people are going to flaunt anything – let alone their sexuality – they can’t get pissed when they get called out on it.
Oh wait, it isn’t the figure skaters in question getting upset. It is some sanctimonious, “holier-than-thou,” loud-mouthed “advocate” who is raising the ruckus. Do you know what really hacks me off about these people? The self-righteousness that oozes out of quotes like these:
“They’re harmful to, particularly, gay youth who are living in isolated areas across the nation.”
Really? How do you know that? Did you actually talk to any “isolated, gay youth” or are you one of those assloafs who presumes to know what others think and feel? I think the next quote gives the answer to that…
“These young kids look up to [the announcers in question] and when they hear these kinds of comments and having issues with their own coming-out process, or low self-esteem or depression… they feel worthless.”
If you aren’t familiar, that’s 100% pure, uncut, high-grade presumptuous sanctimony. Does this guy really think that a joke directed at a completely obvious target is the catalyst for anybody’s feelings of self-worthlessness? I’ve got news for you; if you get all the way through life and this is the worst thing that ever happens to you, you’ve gotten off light.
More importantly, regardless of whether you consider figure skating a sport, Olympic skaters have survived much worse than a few jokes to get where they are, namely hours upon hours of grueling training and the inevitable failures that pave the road to success. So, it seems safe to assume that these guys might have some toughness to them, and therefore are not going to be that upset about a couple of wise-cracks.
In other words, if you aren’t the butt of the joke, keep your nose out of it.