I’ve long held a contention about all the bitching that SJWs do about films and characters and plots that they don’t like. When there was that RIDICULOUS video about the “Dead Lesbian Syndrome,” I called it right then and there. But now we are getting to see this in real time. I hate being right as often as I am. I really do. Alas, the world lives down to my expectations, not up to them.
For those who are unaware, following all the STUPID controversy about how the character of Apu in The Simpsons is racist, and the show-runners seeming to stand their ground for a time, now they have decided to just unceremoniously ax him from the series. Why? Because he’s racist or some other stupid thing. The fact that over the years he is an interesting character with an arc and a family and lots of layers? Fuck that! He’s racist because he has an exaggerated accent. That’s all it takes.
Once-again, never mind that nobody is bitching about what they should be bitching about – that the series hasn’t been funny for the last 20 years and it is high time that they took it out back like Old Yeller and put it down in a humane way (with a loaded gun and a bullet through the head). No, this series will keep being made until there isn’t even a husk of an audience left. Actually, scratch that. I know how the series will end – with one of the main voice actors who does a dozen characters dying and them just unceremoniously canceling it. That’s how I bet you a hay-penny it will end. But I digress.
What people are failing to understand is that what is happening to Apu is a symbol of what is to come. A symbol of what this outrage culture really is going to result in. Can you guess what it is? For those of you who said “that Hollywood is just going to stop having these characters in stuff anymore”, congratulations! You’re right! Because they won’t want to deal with the endless sea of bullshit that comes with have a different character. What’s that? This other ethnicity has one thing that we don’t like?! Huge controversy! Massive outrage! Fuck the series! What’s this? You killed off someone who is part of a group that I identify with?! Boycott! Endless boycott! None of our very small but very vocal group is going to watch your stuff again!
Hollywood only cares about making money. That’s it. Nothing else matters. For those of you social justice idiots who actually believe that these people are on your side, it’s high time that you really examined that point of view and realize how stupid it is. And make no mistake – once the culture at large is finally fed up with this and realized how homogenized and safe everything is and starts tuning out, they will turn on you faster than you can say “but, my outrage!”
We live in interesting times. One of the creators at Rockstar said that they are glad that they aren’t releasing GTA VI in today’s social climate. Can you imagine the backlash? It’s a virtual guarantee that regardless of what side of the equation they pissed off, they would be getting death threats and all sorts of things, all because they made a crowd mad. I mean, if they were to satirize this climate, the shit-spinning that the social justice retards would do is out of control.
The other day, The Young Turks decided to vilify gamers yet-again with some crazy bitch on their pop culture show when they were talking about the stories coming out about the insane hours at Rockstar. They had this guest who made it out to be that not only is Rockstar racist, but that gamers are racist and won’t play games with black people in them. It was insane. More proof of how their show has gone to shit. Ah, for the days when The Young Turks was actually interesting. Do you remember them? It seems like a weird golden age ago. Back when you could say things that people found offensive and people didn’t try to deplatform and destroy you for it. Magical.
The moral of the story is – Apu is not just a character being kicked off a show that should have run its course after the 10th season. He’s a referendum to what Hollywood will do when they feel the social justice wagons circling. They are going to ditch these characters. Because you can NEVER please these people! It doesn’t matter how much you try and make the characters non-offensive, you are going to offend somebody. And once you do, it’s not worth the endless news cycle vilifying you and your program. Better to just cut your loses and deal with it. But they won’t learn that. To them, it’s just “this character is racist! Change it, shitlords!”
Nobody is saying what I and many others have been saying for years now – this series is dead! Let it die in peace!
Until next time, a quote,
“The guy who watched The Simpsons back in 1994, and won’t admit the damn thing isn’t funny anymore.” – Stewie Griffin, Family Guy