i don’t wanna be your punch line.
today, i logged into my favorite social networking site only to find an extremely offensive video on the main page featuring a “midget stripper”. i’m not going to link directly to the video, because to me, that’s like giving them free publicity.
now i realize that the object of my anger is vague. is it myspace? is it the producers and directors of that cheap, tasteless video? is it the “actor” who chose crude objectification and below industry standards over art? is it every viewer who laughs and thinks its funny? i don’t know.
my experiences are no where near as heart-breaking as the family of the victim whose story is featured in the video above. it is heartless to even compare them on the same plane.
i don’t know where to place my hurt–for the sadness of a desperate, young “actor” or for the cries of a family who lost a son in such a tragic, heartless way.
check on who you’re voting for and does that person really, truly believe we are all equal under the law?