Dear South Park: Stop Being A*sholes
Last week's South Park was a stupid episode about how the boys wanted to call Harley riders "faggots," and how much they (read: Matt and Trey) love that word and how "let's face it, people will never stop using the word fag because it's just too fun to say!" By the end of the episode, the word has been spoken and written hundreds of times, the boys never apologize, the gay community is cool with it, and the town of South Park officially reclaims the word "faggot" for the people and deem it OK for use. The only problem with that is that the word "faggot" is the gay equivalent of the n-word, and it's not OK to use, ever, even when there's no gay people around to hear it. It's the word that almost invariably accompanies fatal gay bashings and other hate-fueled criminal acts, and condoning it condones homophobia, no matter how cleverly you've done your etymological research and learned it once meant a bundle of sticks. South Park are a*sholes for basically telling their audience it's cool to go around using it. So f*ck you for that, South Park.
But fine, whatever, so they made a mistake. It's not like I'm going to stop watching a show that has given me so much pleasure over the years just because they don't realize that people who say faggot and think it's cool are raging as*holes. But then what was was the deal with yesterday's opening? This excruciatingly long sequence relayed via P.A. system where a third-grade boy is taken hostage by a gunman, who shoots an adult then places the barrel of a gun into the kid's mouth and blows his head off? I realize you guys love being on the bleeding edge of the news, but are you f*cking kidding me? It's not fu*king funny! Quit it, already! Quit being a*sholes!