let’s clarify, shall we?
paula deen was not fired for a slur she used 25 years ago. she was fired for calling the employees at her restaurant racial slurs, forcing them to use separate restrooms & a back entrance, sexual harassment, and for claiming that she wanted to…
My grandmother (white) grew up in Arkansas during the time of Jim Crow laws.
She hated how the law treated POC. She hated how white people treated POC. She knew that it was wrong, and wanted to distance herself from being racist as far as she could.
She refused to use racial slurs.
She was ecstatic when the classrooms she taught were integrated.
She painted racial diversity murals in one of the schools she taught at.
She raised my dad and aunt to reject racism.
BEING RAISED IN THE SOUTH DOES NOT GIVE YOU AN EXCUSE TO BE RACIST.
Why is John Lennon bad
Master Post on Why John Lennon is Shit
So here’s a master post of John Lennon’s shittiness. I added much more info about cultural appropriation in his music. I also submitted this to Your Fave is Problematic.Sexism/abuse
- publicly admitted to hitting the women he dated
- abusive toward both his wives, including Yoko Ono and his son
- was controlling in his relationship with Yoko Ono, making her follow him everywhere (including the bathroom)—and made her list all the men she had slept with, which he shamed her for, and did various other controlling/abusive things
- wrote this misogynistic song that threatens violence against women
Homophobia and antisemitism
- was antisemitic and homophobic, and made antisemetic/homophobic comments toward Brian Epstein, the Beatles’ gay and Jewish manager
- even beat someone nearly to death for even insinuating that he had an affair with Brian Epstein: he never apologized for the incident, despite using the excuse for being drunk at the time, stating, “he called me a bloody queer, and I bashed in his ribs for it.’ Later, when he was older, and supposedly “reformed” he claimed he just “wanted to show he was a man” at that age…
- wrote the racist song: “Woman is the ‘N-word’ of the world” (except he used the actual word not n-word) tw in link for racial slur; discussion here explaining why the song is racist (again tw for slur) post explains the song, not only uses a slur but also erases Black women, and equates sexism non-black women face with anti-blackness) (one lyric: “women is the slave to the slaves”)
- appropriating/stealing music from Black artists: stole riffs, melodies and even lyrics from Black artists, to name but a few examples: I Feel Fine from Bobby Parker; Day Tripper from Bo Diddly; and was sued for stealing Come Together from Chuck Berry; and did many covers where Black vocal styles are appropriated: Twist and Shout from Isley Brothers, Money fromBarrett Strong/Berry Gordy, Some Other Guy from Ritchie Barrett—examples go on and on
- appropriation of Indian music and culture, including the appropriation of traditional Indian instruments, spiritual/religious beliefs, perpetuating harmful stereotypes and white supremacy; examples of appropriation in music here, here, here; and this video is an example of not only appropriation of the sitar but Indian spirituality (“om” in the song Across the Universe) and in fetishizing/exoticizing spiritual practices in India
- often made offensive comments about disabled people (note that the jerk who wrote the article in the link makes ridiculous excuses for him)
- mimicked people with developmental disabilities
- stated that disabled people touching him was “horrifying” and continually referred to disabled people as “cr*pples”; talked about disabled fans in extremely ableist, demeaning ways
- made a song called “Cr*ppled Inside” with an ableist slur to appropriate the pain of disabled people to describe his “internal pain” as a white abled man
Harassment/bullying/acts of violence
- Committed various humiliating/violent actstoward strangers and friends: threw knives at people in the audience at concerts, being a violent drunk and getting in fights with friends, etc.; also dubbed Germans at a concert “Nazis” and “Hitlerites”
- he may have beenresponsible for the death of former bandmate Stuart Sutcliffe, on top of more heinous behavior, including urinating on nuns
- Edit:there are tons of conflicting accounts of Stuart Sutcliffe’s
death. There’sthis accountfrom Sutfliffe’s sister that Lennon beat Sutcliffe savagely after learning he was leaving the group—which may or may not have lead to death by complications later (but she alsoclaimsthe beating didn’t lead to his death, but it still did damage). There are other accounts whichclaim that thugs attacked Sutcliffe and gave him the injury or thatSutcliffe fell down a flight of stairs— there were even rumors of it being caused by amphetamine use or a tumor (those seem to be bogus)— we can’t know for sure what the true story is (but it’s not unthinkable that someone with Lennon’s history of abuse would do this)
shmegeh replied to your post: I’m a big fan of BMTH, but that fucking gif of Oli is fucked up. I totally just lost so much disrespect for that guy.WAIT I’VE NEVER HEARD THIS BIT ABOUT JARED TELL ME MORE. Like I know he’s a fucking nutjob but this is news to me…
this is how you know shes white
THIS IS SO BAD LOL
Fuck Katy Perry x20,0000
id feel bad for miley if she was just expressing her sexuality and getting picked on for it (which she is bc people are stupid)
so yeah im gonna criticize her
it’s probably better off that kristoff likes to tinkle in the woods because can you imagine if he closed the door when he went to go potty and anna freaks out like KRISTOFF WHERE ARE YOU THERE IS A DOOR AND IT IS CLOSED help KRISTOFF ARE YOU IN THERE PLEASE LET ME IN DO YOU WANNA BUILD A SNOWMAN IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE A SNOWMAN KRISTOFF
Elsa got arrested
This is amazing.
let me go
let me go
look me in the eye and tell me that prostate is not kanaya
i fucking dare you
Cute music terms to name your children:
- Oboe Player
- F Sharp
- ii♭ 6-4
- Canon in inversion and augmentation
There’s one main problem I have with the tumblr community, and it seems to be quite the unpopular opinion.
The hatred of cishets and the obsession with being as far away from being a dreaded cishet as you can be. (Because God forbid someone being 100% comfortable with their birth sex and only being attracted to the opposite sex. How dare they do that. Never mind that like us, they can’t help their gender identity or attraction.) Sometimes I actually wonder how many people on here lie about their gender and/or sexuality to fit in and not recieve hate. I’m sick of pretending that tumblr is an accepting community.
"Oh boo hoo!", you say. "They’re our oppressors!", you say. "I bet you’re a cishet!", you say. (That frankly isn’t true, I am a genderfluid androsexual.)
Do you know why this bothers me so?
We LGBT+ are a MINORITY.
We LGBT+ are NOT in power.
But who is the majority? Who is in power?
"Duh", you say.
Exactly. And you know how you get society and the law’s views on LGBT+ rights and people to change?
You get the sympathy of the majority/people in power. Then when they see that you’re oppressed, they’ll feel the need to stop it and vote for LGBT+-friendly laws and politicians.
We NEED the cishets’ support for real change.
Think about it. If a cishet’s only real exposure (or the majority of it) to LGBT+ people is anti-cishet this, anti-cishet that, die cis scum, etc., do you ACTUALLY think they’ll take LGBT+ rights seriously? Of course not!
"I’m not sucking up to my oppressors!", you say.
I never said you’d have to.
You need them to feel BAD for you. And blaming them constantly won’t make them feel for you, it’ll make them think you’re some wacko radical nutjob. It’ll push them AWAY from helping us, and push ourselves AWAY from equality.
Don’t generalize the cishets, and it’ll get you their support, which we NEED.
"Cishets are scum." No. That won’t get a cishet to give us their support. It’ll make them walk away and never look back.
"Transphobes and homophobes are scum." Yes. A good amount of cishets will agree and take this post seriously. If you talk about how transphobes and homophobes oppress you, they’ll feel sympathy. You won’t get that with saying cishets oppress you, only eyerolls.
Quit biting the hand that could be feeding us our equality.
JUST BECAUSE UR FRIEND’S PARENTS SEEM NICE WHEN YOU MEET THEM DOES NOT MEAN THEY ARE NICE PEOPLE B/C YOU DO NOT SEE WHAT HAPPENS BEHIND CLOSED DOORS!!!!!!!!!
SO IF FRIEND TELLS YOU THAT PARENTS ARE BEING CRUEL TO THEM AND HURTING THEM, DO NOT SAY “But they seem so nice! I doubt they mean it!” BECAUSE THAT IS AWFUL TO SAY TO THEM AND MAKES THEM NOT WANT TO TALK TO YOU EVER AGAIN
THIS IS LITERALLY THE MOST IMPORTANT THING
ONE OF THE SEEMINGLY NICEST FACULTY MEMBERS AT MY SCHOOL JUST GOT ARRESTED FOR DOMESTIC ABUSE.
JUST BECAUSE SOMEBODY SEEMS NICE IN PUBLIC DOESN’T NECESSARILY MEAN THEY ARE IN PRIVATE.
So I just found out that to be an astronaut you can’t be under 5’2” and this is BULLSHIT I never wanted to be an astronaut until I found out I couldn’t and now I feel like a dream has been crushed fuck you NASA
i don’t want to live in a world where we can’t launch danny devito into space