Please Stop This Stupid Battle (A response to Kathy Griffin)

What do you do if you are an aging “comedian” whose relevancy has long since passed and you weren’t all that funny to begin with?  Easy – stir up controversy.  She’s not the first to do it, won’t be the last.  In this case, it was by making a video where she holds up a fake decapitated bloody head of Trump.  Riffing on Manson, I see.  Just like Amy Schumer, a woman steals material from a man and nobody calls them out for it.  I just love when it’s female comedians.  When Carlos Mencia and Dane Cook did it, their careers were effectively destroyed.  When these two women do it it’s radio silence.  Hell, hasn’t been a word about how unoriginal that creepy harpy is for her publicity stunt.

After that blew up in her face, what do you think the logical thing to do would be?  Maybe just sit back and wait it out?  Hope that if people don’t pay attention long enough that they’ll forget?  Not a bad idea.  The Internet has a short attention span.  President Trump is a continuous supply of golden material to make fun of.  The guy is fucking bananas, after all.  But nope!  She couldn’t even have the common sense to do that.  Instead, she went out and hired herself a lawyer and organized a big public event where she says that her career has been ruined and she attacks Trump for ruining her life.  Not only that, but she recently came out and said that it’s because of sexism that she is in the doghouse right now.  Really?  It’s because of sexism that people don’t like you anymore?  Not this stupid stunt that you did for the express purpose of ruffling people’s feathers?  You knew EXACTLY what you were doing!  Hell, you said as much in the apology video that you did.  You said that the goal here was to rile people up and do something tasteless, but it backfired and you were sorry.  Could have just left it there.  But no, now you hired a lawyer and are crying that you are the victim here.

What is it with people who do stupid shit and then have to cry tears about what victims they are of the results?  We’ve seen it time and time again.  From the unending salt mine that is the entire modern video catalog of Steve Shives, to the crying foul from Milo Stewart after she went out of her way to say inflammatory things.  People on the far left have a bad habit of doing really stupid shit and then crying the blues about how they are the victims of not their bad behavior, but instead everyone else.  See how well that’s working for Hillary Clinton.  She recently said that the reason she lost is because of the DNC.  Oh really?!  The people who rigged the primary for you are the ones responsible for why you lost?  The ego on that cunt-rag never ceases to amaze.  It’s everyone’s fault but her own.  A trait that Kathy Griffin seems to share.

But the truth is, Kathy, you brought this on yourself.  And this is coming from someone who doesn’t think what you did is that bad.  I actually think that you are being unfairly vilified by the media.  And the conservative reaction has been the definition of retarded.  I mean, as bad as ISIS?  Come the fuck on.  Yeah, because that head she held up was real, right?  The one that ISIS held up is.  Oh, wait, Trump’s retarded kid Baron thought it was.  Never mind, because no he didn’t.  That story is bullshit.  If that kid believes this his father, who is the President of the United States with a constant detail of Secret Service around him at all times that would notice of a hair on that rat’s nest he was out of order, wouldn’t notice that he had died then he is dumb with a capital D.  I think what you did was tasteless and stupid, but you have to go a lot further to get my dander up than some dumb stunt.  I got more annoyed at them announcing that the retarded-ass Resident Evil movies are getting a reboot than I did about you holding up that clearly fake head.

Here’s what needs to happen – you need to walk away from this.  Like, now.  You never should have called that lawyer.  Part of me can’t help but think that you are pulling a Brianna Wu and trying to take the victim narrative just so you can extend your 15 minutes of fame and get the SJW points that you feel you so rightly deserve.  Because if you can’t earn the respect of an audience, why not simply lie and play up the tragedy for cheap points?  A good tactic, if you are utterly drawn at the talent bank.  All of you want to be the next Anita Sarkeesian.  But you can’t be, because she is a very talented con artist.  You are just losers milking the fame for whatever it’s worth.

Just like with Steve Shives, this needs to stop.  You say your career is over?  If you keep this up, then it will be.  Thoroughly and completely.  Nobody will want to have you on their shows and nobody will want to have you involved in anything because they don’t want to be roped into your latest bullshit controversy that you’ll start spinning.  Maybe you’ll write a book about this someday.  Some nice revisionist history that you’ll use to cash in.  See how well that is working for Zoe Quinn and her book.  Well, she got Wil “Shut up Wesley” Wheaton to endorse it.  I bet that’s working wonders.  Be a fucking adult here, Kathy.  Just step back, be quiet for a while and the Internet will get bored.  The conservative “she’s a domestic terrorist” retards will move on to the next thing.  The longer that this narrative goes on, the worse you look.  Just let it go.

Until next time, a quote,

“Half of art is knowing when to stop.” – Arthur William Redford

Peace out,

Maverick

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Lucien’s Unpopular Opinion: I Don’t Care About the Beheaded Trump Pic

The land of outrage culture is never lacking in things to lose its shit about, is it?  I swear, I can’t go a single day without seeing a ton of people getting all up in arms about whatever stupid bullshit it is for people to get upset about.  I’m to the point where to even register on my list of things that illicit a reaction you have to work pretty hard.  Today’s bullshit dujour is a pic that Kathy Griffin decided to shamelessly rip off of Marilyn Manson holding the decapitated head of Donald Trump.  Yeah, can we actually get mad at that?  The fucking ginger straight-up stole that idea from Manson.  I hate how she is riding what should have been his thunder.  But whatever.  If Amy Schumer can rob other people’s material and not get called out on it surely Kathy Griffin can too.  The pic has her with some vacant expression on her face.  As expected, the Internet has lost its collective shit.

Here is where my unpopular opinion comes in – who cares?  As always, I can hear the counter-arguments.  “But Lucien, if it was a conservative with Hillary Clinton people would be losing their minds!”  Sure.  Your point?  People are losing their minds now.  This is the EXACT same reaction the left would have.  Only difference is that it’s the right who is getting to get all butthurt.  I mean, maybe the reaction would be a little louder if it was Shillary’s decapitated head on display.  After all, even the right is disillusioned with Trump at this point.  The guy is fucking bananas.  Still, the fact that the left would lose its collective shit if it was the other way around doesn’t help your argument.  I see both sides as immature and fucking stupid.

“But Lucien, that is not a joke!  Would you joke about killing someone?”  Yeah, actually.  I can even do you one better.  Heard a joke yesterday that has had me tickled pink.  It goes like this – “My girl told me to treat her like a princess, so I put her in a Mercedes and slammed it into a wall.”  Not only did I joke about Princess Di being killed, but also about killing another person to make that joke.  Boom!  Two dead people in a joke.  Joking about people being dead or killing people doesn’t bother me in the slightest.  I see too many people posting “edgy” shit for it to register beyond the fact that I am more annoyed that Manson did it first and everyone is crediting this ginger for it.  Screw that!

However, my absolute favorite counter-argument was something some conservative idiot posted where he put up that pic and a pic of ISIS holding a head and saying they don’t see the difference.  Oh really?  No difference at all?  Let me help with that – the head that the ISIS person is holding up is real.  I think that’s a pretty big fucking difference.  Don’t you?  People who buy into that logic baffle me in how dumb they are.  I honestly can say that my mind is blown.  Nobody can be that stupid.  Not one person.

The funniest part of all this – the ginger apologized.  Not for stealing Manson’s thunder, but for making this joke.  Can ANYONE in the world of “entertainment” have some fucking balls?  I hate how we have to be so PC and unoffensive in order to have a career anymore.  Just once I wish there was a celebrity who did something outright offensive (real offensive, not this “edgy” bullshit.  I’m talking saying racist shit and doing it while engaging in an ethnic stereotype) and when everyone was expecting the apology, they said something even worse.  Just so the Internet would melt down as the stupid masses didn’t get the apology that they believe they are owed.

What are my thoughts on all this – it’s a joke.  A stupid, “edgy” joke.  Is it outrageous?  Yeah.  Does it offend me?  No.  You have to work pretty goddamn hard to offend me.  I am genuinely trying to think of what could offend me.  You could have some video of a pic of George Carlin getting shit on and I still wouldn’t be offended.  I’d see it as some idiot being “edgy.”  Same as I do with this.  Not to mention how lazy it is.  Manson went all the way with a fake corpse and a ton of fake blood.  The ginger couldn’t be bothered past just a vacant expression and a very fake head.

To all of you losing your collective shit, shut the fuck up.  You are all idiots.  This was a vapid, in poor taste joke and that was not a coincidence.  For those making the equivalence argument, that doesn’t make the people getting offended look worse.  It makes you all look stupid as fuck.  Finally, to those who actually believe that this is on par with ISIS propaganda, you are fucking retarded to a level that blows my mind.

Until next time, a quote,

“If you fall, I’ll be there.” – The Ground

Peace out,

Maverick