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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

#HowIMetYourRacism Is Offensive To Victims Of Real Racism

I don't watch How I Met Your Mother. I have nothing against it, I just never bothered to watch it. But as usual Twitter loses it's mind over something and starts the stomping of feet and whining and crying about something offensive.

Apparently on the show some characters dressed up and acted like Asian people and people on Twitter started screaming about how racist it was. Take a look.

Now, I grew up in the 80's and 90's. A time when no one was really offended by anything. You know why? There was no public platform like Twitter to scream about things. The problem with all of this is, 99% of the people crying about how this was racist on Twitter, aren't trying to defend Asian people, they're seeking attention. They want in on the hot topic, they want more followers, they see something trending and they join in so they can be seen. They aren't there really supporting their cause in any way. They're just on their stupid box going HEY LOOK AT ME I CAN BE IN THIS CONVERSATION TOO! And then two days later not even bother to think or talk about it. If you care that much about Asian people, then go donate to Give2Asia or some other cause.

Now now the creators of the show are having to apologize, which is stupid. Comedians, or people who work in comedy, should NEVER have to apologize for their jokes. Ever. It's their job, it's what they do. You don't like it? Don't watch, don't listen. But if you're going to bitch and moan, do it about something that matters. 

This isn't racism. Saying what happened on How I Met Your Mother was racist is an insult to people who REALLY have to deal with racism. There is some seriously messed up racist things happening in the world that deserve more attention than a stupid joke on a sitcom. If you want to raise a fuss on Twitter, do it for a real problem, or a real cause. Not because a sitcom made a joke. If you want to be offended, I'll give you something to be offended about, trust me.