Everyone knows the situation with campaign, #CancelColbert, started by Suey Park(Park) last week, after a post by the account of the Colbert Show on Twitter. The campaign sparked supported,attacks, retractions by account, and even a deletion of the Twitter account. Many have joined in on both sides of the issue supporting the campaign and Park and many have denounced the campaign,saying it was obvious satire, and subsequently, Park.
All White supremacist , misogynistic, rape, and violent attacks on Park and supporters, must be DENOUNCED by ALL. Any attacks that rose to the level of cancellation of Twitter accounts and/or to the level that deserve to be reported for prosecution should be reported. Such attacks cannot be tolerated by anyone who wants a free and open forum for ALL people to discuss their political ideas, thoughts, and concepts.
I totally supported the #CancelColbert . I find it very similar to the Onion calling Quvenzhane Wallis a “cunt” during the Oscars of 2012. Both instances of main stream media of United States White Supremacist and misogynist terms to describe their targets under the guise of “comedy & satire” .
The show used a White Supremacist term to make a satirical statement about the absurd actions of the NFL’s Washington football team and its owner Dan Snyder. But at no time is to be overlooked when one uses the very terms and concepts of White Supremacy and Misogyny on the very victims of those terms. Especially by members and representatives of the society,culture,and business used to promote those ideas from the beginning of this country and still to this very day.
Let me tighten this up, a White person will have NO room to use a White Supremacist slur at any point. It’s not a joke,satire,funny, whatever. Whites do not have the room to do it, because the very system that created the slur, created it in an attempt to show that they as a White people are superior to other Peoples of the world. It is NEVER funny or okay for Whites to use the terms. Period end of story.
There is an issue with Park’s seemed alliance or appreciation for one of her followers and, or backers. It raises a serious red,white, and blue flag,(not good) . Seems Park has an affinity for Michelle Malkin, who is a conservative right-wing Republican. She brags about not only following her, receiving her support and friendship,but also implies that part of the validation of her work is the support of Malkin. This is a political bedfellow that causes very very grave concern about the politics of Park. There has been nothing but praise and admiration for a right-wing conservative Republican? There is a VERY VERY serious problem with this affinity and/or alliance.
A piece was written by Joselyn Stevens(Stevens) in response to the #CancelColbert campaign. She not only doesn’t support the campaign and argues that its funny and that Park is using it to further her profile status and career.
I read the Stevens piece late the other night and after I had seen the tweet by Park implying that her work was good due to backing of Malkin, and low and behold Stevens speaks to the alliance also. That political issue with Park that Stevens raises, I think is very fair, political a critical point, and should be a question of the politics of Park.
But other issues Stevens raises about Park’s issues in here tweets, about her own mental health and Stevens taking jabs at Park’s “trigger points” are problematic, at best. She uses Park’s own mental health issues has a way to make fun of her and create an atmosphere that what she has said or done should not be taken seriously due to these factors. That is totally unfair, out of line, and has not place in making a true political analysis about a person’s political stances. Attack someone on their politics, but making fun of one’s mental issues is uncalled for low-level , and stoops to level of the Colbert Report’s actions that began this campaign.
The other point I have is the use of misogynist term by Stevens is tweets in relation to Park . Stating in one “WOW this b*** really is crazy.” No need to say more about that.
Last but not least, is the irony of Stevens attacks on Park, she states that Park is using this campaign to further her career and/or profile. She states this as she does a bit on Huffington Post in relation to her piece Tweets about it and RT for followers to watch.
All that is still lost in this was the very righteous attack on the actions of the name of the NFL team in Washington and their owner Dan Snyder’s typical attempt to buy out voices of dissent again the White Supremacist name of his team in Washington. #NotYourMascot #NotYourTonto