Ranturday- Apology not accepted

Hi Folks,

So in the grand tradition of arranging your thoughts into a weekly schedule; I have decided that Saturday is Ranturday. This means that every seven days you will get a rambling angry discourse on something it will usually be movie/gay related. And since we haven’t yet addressed the Dyke part of Fright Dyke in an actual post, this week we’re going to be talking about apologies.

Not the “I’m sorry I forgot to do the dishes.” Or “I’m sorry I passed out yesterday afternoon and didn’t post anything” kind of apologies, more the “I’m sorry I’m a homophobic/racist asshole, we’re cool right?” kind.

Now I want to be clear; I can be pretty damn forgiving for a slip of the tongue. Something you say under duress when the paparazzi is chasing you down a dark alley with torches and pitchforks; ok whatever if you apologize and sound like you mean it; we’re cool. But when it’s part of your act? http://www.365gay.com/news/tracy-morgan-offends-then-apologizes/

No. Fuck you. for all the Don Imuses and Tracy Morgans out there, this post is for you. I don’t give a crap if you’re sorry. You aren’t sorry you said it. You’re sorry you got called on it. And frankly if you feel that those comments are appropriate for your radio show/stand up act; clearly you A) don’t watch the news; I mean c’mon it’s not like you’re the first person to ever have this happen to you; and B) believe in what you’re saying enough to forever connect those comments with your career.

Which brings me to my next point: if that’s how you feel, fine. If you want to say it to a room/nation of total strangers, fine. That’s your First Amendment rights and I will never argue that you can’t say it. But don’t act surprised when your boss; who’s worried they’re going to lose a portion of your audience, doesn’t feel the same way I do. I mean come on do you think GLAAD got that apology out of Morgan, or do you think it’s far more likely the producers for 30 Rock did? This is the drawback for getting your dream job folks; you have to occasionally think about what you’re doing to keep it.

Now I have to admit that I don’t find Tracy Morgan funny to start with so the idea of just ignoring his existence isn’t particularly difficult; but for all intents and purposes, this is my advice if you’re offended by something that someone in the public eye has said.

Stop watching them. Pissed off at Tracy Morgan? Don’t watch 30 Rock and if you’re really pissed, inform the network that you’ll be tuning out. Some bullshit apology isn’t going to change what he said, and it isn’t going to change the way you feel about what he said. Punching him in the wallet won’t change those things either but at least you’ll have had the satisfaction of telling him in a way he understands; that this is not acceptable. Does this mean you”ll miss out on a couple crap summer comedies and a show about making a show in a format that hasn’t been relevant in about a decade? Yup. But if you’re really angry about the way he has conducted himself. Do you really want to pay his salary with your attention?

Your rant-tastic Screamstress,

~Fright Dyke

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