My problems with tumblr.
I think its worth mentioning that first of all, I don’t think I’ll be introducing any new ideas here but I felt kind of urged into converging my thoughts all in one spot. Secondly, I’m only sixteen, meaning I’ll probably be spewing absolute bullshit most of the time. Thirdly, I’m a white, straight, middle-class kid from London who suffers from no physical or mental conditions whatsoever. So here goes:
1: In order to discuss woman’s rights, gay rights, racial prejudice, fat shaming or anyother civil rights movement, you have to be part of those groups.
When Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ song “Same Love” became famous, it introduced the mainstream to ideas about gay rights in music. Even if you think “Same Love” is a corny song, you have to give it credit for being the first rap song to hit the mainstream that stands up for gay rights. As a hip-hop fan myself I felt it was a fresh change from the typical money, sluts, parties rap songs to hit the mainstream. I felt it talked about the topic quite well, talking about homophobia in a lot of rappers’ lyrics.
Of course, the song was not good enough for tumblr. As Macklemore wasn’t gay the lyrics should be completely discredited and he was simply just “exploiting gay people”. If only gay people can stand up for gay rights then gay rights aren’t going to go anywhere. Why? Because there are no gay people at the top. Its unfair, I know, but its true. You have to be a feminist to discuss feminism, you have to be black or asian or hispanic to talk about racial prejudice etcetara etcetara.
2: You’re all the same, bland, unique snowflake
Nobody on tumblr is the typical, average person. Everyone is their own unique snowflake. 90% of people on tumblr are asian, feminist, wolfkin, genderly-ambiguous, size enabled people in their teens. What I’m saying is by being so unique through your lables your removing any kind of actual personality you might have and making your disability, size, race, gender sexuality etc your personality. And its kind of boring honestly. A lot of the times in films when there is a homosexual character the writer will make their sexuality their personality. So you’re basically doing to yourself what hollywood executives do to please the audience.
3: Cultural Appropriation is a steaming pile of elephant shit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0USsMKUFd4c&list=UUWB0dvorHvkQlgfGGJR2yxQ watch this shit.
People who believe in cultural appropration believe fun is offensive.
4: Political correctness does not equal correctness
The Adventures of Tintin, Herge’s classic comics from the 1950’s demonstrate a lot of negative attitudes towards black people and japanese people. Using blackface for afrcans in “Tintin in Congo” and having the stereotypical squinty eyes and buck teeth for a japanese businessman in “The Blue Lotus”. Should they be treated as a look at contemporary ideas in comics at the time, as well as fantastic stories about adventure? Yes. Or should they be banned for teaching kids unethical ideas about race?
A lot of Disney films aren’t exactly “politically correct” but you guys still seem to love them. I never felt the indians from Peter Pan were bad I thought they were cool and Disney didn’t teach me to be negative towards black people through the crows in Dumbo.
I always felt a lot of the politically correct terms tumblr makes up were sort of patronizing and very jarring.
5: Big words don’t help prove a point
This one isn’t exclusively for Tumblr but it deserves to be mentioned.
Remember the Friends episode where Joey is writing his vows for Chandler and Monica’s wedding? He feels his vows are too simple so uses Microsoft Word’s synonym function in order to make him sound more intelligent but ends up sucking all the heartfelt meaning out of his words. Well, this applies to tumblr.
6: People who say “I can’t even” or “literally”
Fuck off. Literally.
7: This website is the laughing stock of the entire internet.
Even deviantart thinks you’re a fucking joke tumblr. You stand up for all these unheard people but end up not really saying anything, or you are saying something but people stop reading because you start by saying “white, cis scum”. You think you’re doing so much for political activism but you aren’t. You’re overly pretensious, judgemental and you’re standing on a 20m tall horse. You aren’t charmigly righteous like Bob Marley or Public Enemy, you’re just kind of obnoxious.
If you would like to debate with my points, please try to actually discuss with me rather than just attack me.