#ThingsThatMakeYouGoHmmmmm: This year’s VMAs were supposed to be about being progressive and inclusive – they changed the Moon Man to a Moon Person, created a new “Fight Against the System” award category, and invited trans service members on stage to show their support. So why, then, did they ALSO invite attention-starved alt-right douche nozzle Milo Yiannopoulos? Seems a bit off-message, if you ask me….
— Stereogum (@stereogum) August 29, 2017
He later wrote:
One thing I learned at the VMAs last night is that freshly-Christened lesbian Katy Perry has a terrible stylist and is possibly the least funny person in America.
These award shows are as disingenuous as telling a one night stand you love them and increasingly no different from sitting through a very long sermon at an evangelical megachurch — but instead of celebrating a loving God, the crowd of self-flagellating celebrities and millennials cower before a different mythological evil known as “white supremacy.” This came ringing through last night when an actual pastor, a descendant of Confederate general Robert E. Lee, took to the stage to lecture everyone on “America’s original sin,” racism, calling on “all of us with privilege and power to confront racism and white supremacy head on.” (By “those with privilege,” he’s not talking about the 200 rappers in the audience with diamond-studded crosses around their necks. Just for the sake of clarity.) The Left is too ashamed to admit they’ve become everything they once claimed to hate — puritanical, mob-rule zealots. Shouldn’t they be embarrassed when they show up in the tens of thousands to shut down a few dozen people holding a right-wing event, like in Boston? And when they can’t find actual Nazis to fight they conjure up make-believe ones like statues, college administrators who don’t cave to their temper tantrums, and of course President Trump… who after 200 days of facing the resistance is still President and still sticking up for America’s interests — for instance, by pardoning Sheriff Joe.
Ugh. Why did I just give him the platform to spew hate? BAD JAMES! (Also: “Newly christened lesbian Katy Perry”? BECAUSE SHE CUT AND BLEACHED HER HAIR? What an idiot….)
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