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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.

^^^^^

Explanation for puzzled USians: in the UK ‘spastic’ was used as a normal informal medical term for cerebral palsy, giving rise, for example, to the charity ‘The Spastic Society’. However, ‘spastic’ then came to be used as an ableist insult in precisely the same way that ‘retarded’ is used in the US, to the point that it was dropped entirely as a neutral term. (20 years ago The Spastic Society changed their name to SCOPE, reflecting the fact that the term had been entirely co-opted as a slur.)

as a US person I can confirm that I never knew this was a slur, and Weird Al did a great job recognizing and apologizing for his ignorance.

Gonna have to edit that out of my vocabulary from now on. It is good to know.

Yeah, I remember Nintendo got in a lot of trouble for this a while back too.  In a Mario Party game the translation used the word “spastic” and when it came out in the UK there was a bit fuss about it because in places like the UK and Australia spastic is quite an awful word.

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WHY IS MASUDA RETWEETING A BUNCH OF PICTURES OF POKEMON PLUSHIES WEARING GLASSES

bless this man

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pumpkin spice candles soon

pumpkin lattes soon

pumpkin everything

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ghostmirror:

imageSo i’m not sure about uploading this onto my DA as of yet, not till i’ve gotten more done and basically fixed and tweaked the Twin Au. Mostly the ideal of Damien Fenton, Danny’s younger twin brother in an alternate reality.It was meant too be a comic but I’m goner scrap that, apart from a few…

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hotsuburbandad:

This is fake. They haven’t been sat on that rock for 50 years. If you look closely you can clearly see her swimsuit is different in the second photo, it has stripes on it. And the guy’s shorts seem to have a more floral pattern in the latter photo.Also, if someone sat on a rock for 50 years, it would have made the news. My theory is, they simply returned to the same location 50 years later, and recreated the original photo.

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holmesiswheretheheartis:

Call Me Maybe came out 2 years ago

2 years ago

has anyone called her yet?

maybe

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jaclcfrost:

i forget sometimes that i’m technically an adult. like. how did that happen. who let it happen. i don’t look like an adult. i do not feel like an adult. how do i stop this

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