My recent post on the changes to Good Morning America generated quite alot of interest. Most comments were kind and interesting. Some didn’t agree with my point of view and I have no problem with that – disagree as much as you like. What I did find distasteful were the hate-filled comments sent to me calling me a racist because I made fun of JuJu’s name.
Isn’t it interesting that no one took me to task for also making fun of George’s name? I think so. And therein lies the downside of blogging. This blog is MY OPINION. It may be sarcastic, satirical, witty, humorous, or ridiculously goofy, but one thing it is NOT is racist.
If you knew my last name and the jokes I make about it, you would understand better. The day has come in this country where we can’t even laugh at ourselves. Those of you who know me (and there are quite of few of you) know I meant no harm in my posting. And I posted comments that disagreed with me and those that took issue with the Panda name joke – I can take it.
But one person left me such a rant that it was almost frightening. I read it and re-read it, started to respond and then stopped. What scared me more than anything was that this person almost had me to the point of editing my own blog to delete what I had written. The words “righteous indignation” stuck out in my mind where this person was concerned and I thought he/she was truly overdoing the lecture – and I was lectured severely on the entire posting. I felt like a child taken out behind the house and beaten with a switch. How dare he/she lecture me. Oops – I had a touch of “righteous indignation” myself it seemed.
And so I did what any normal person would do…I deleted the comment. I visited this person’s blog first to get a feel of who they were and I didn’t like what I saw there and decided I would not give them a platform through my own blog.
So there you have it. Sometimes blog postings hit a nerve, unintentionally. And people can get quite ugly in response to what the blogger meant as something silly and humorous.
I am not apologizing for anything I said and I will not retract nor will I edit my original post. I take great personal exception to being lectured about my “responsibility to my readers” — my responsibility is to write my blog the way I see fit while keeping it clean. Humor is a grey area at times – it’s subjective; what is funny to one may not be funny to another. If you don’t enjoy my blog; I respectfully suggest you go somewhere else.
This was not what I wanted to post for today. And that angers me, too. This person angered me enough to force me to comment on my own posting. So fair warning: keep your indignation to yourself; because I will delete your comments as fast as you spew them at me.
What a toad.
To my 8 faithful readers (and any others out there) have a super weekend and I’ll be back with something on the lighter side Monday.