There I’ve Offended Again
Not me, not lately I think…well I did tell someone that I thought Meryl Streep was a great actress. Man did I get a millennial beat down. Who knew actresses today are just actors, or maybe FEMALE actors, but they are no longer actresses.
Apparently, the Oscar for best ACTRESS is a grandfathered-in title.
Anyway, I’ve been good, but recently that game show host of “Wheel of Fortune” Pat Sajak, was caught making fun of a contestant’s speech impediment.
Oh that Pat.
This guy has been doing the show for like thirty years. Thirty years of off-the-cuff chatter with guests and spur of the moment comments to lighten up a game show. For thirty years Pat has been an un-offensive, un-controversial, dry sense of humored host.
Suddenly he is an offensive monster!
It seems like every week there is an article on the internet where Twitter is blowing up over an off-the-cuff offensive comment by Pat Sajak. People are calling for his removal, and by people and by blowing up it is usually about four people that are upset and tweeting about it.
The latest Pat Sajak infraction was his making fun of a contestant’s speech impediment.
I listened to the clip of this faux pas about 10 times and could not hear where he was making fun of a speech impediment…the contestant had no impediment that I could decern.
Finally, Mrs. C said, “Oh he is making fun of a lisp.”
Pat, responded, “I thee.” An off-the-cuff silly response to how the word myth sounds like a lisp.
Now if you are a person with a lisp and are offended, I’m sorry. By the way, people are making fun of you behind your back, that should offend you, but Pat was playing a word game, he was not making fun of you, well he did not think he was.
So, is the cartoon cat Sylvester offensive. He was a slosher. How about tweedy who “Tot he taw a puddy tat.” What about Porky, should he just say “That is all folks?” How about we burn all the old cartoons, they are too violent anyway.
I have a slight case of Tourette’s. I twitch. Usually I can hide the twitching (I think) but it is not fun. I’ve seen TV comedies and comedians that feature and make fun of this unusual malady.
I am not offended. I twitch! Make fun of it, what the Hell.
Actually, putting light on something often increases understanding and humanizes a disability or an imperfection.
Anyway, I am glad that I’m old and do not have to walk on egg shells worrying about offending someone.
I twitch, I vote Republican, I call female actors actresses, sometimes I even voice an opinion without checking on the current accepted position.
Go ahead and cancel me.
You can’t. Well, you could not read my posts…OH THE HORROR!
Otherwise, I’m old and there is nothing to cancel as I am now just on the outside of the world looking in…thowwy.