|Renay (renay) wrote,|
@ 2009-12-16 03:35 am UTC
|Entry tags:||oh fandom|
The hover text to this was "Trust me I'm that random black guy!"
I can already see the comment threads, too, defending these things and it only makes me want to bury my face in my hands and waft woe and misery.
(eta: Further reading.)
eta redux: a user named aya would also like to share hir thoughts, they are very compelling:
Clue in guys: I'm not crying, I'm contemptuous, which means the more childish you are the more I will dig my heels in. I expect more from people who should know better. You're not making a point beyond the fact that you would rather do and defend racist things than learn.
eta: I am still getting really nasty comments on this entry and it's very tiring. So belatedly: I recognize I was a jerk for not going to the icon maker first. It was wrong, I made a mistake. I'm sorry for that; I have learned my lesson for the future. I'm sorry this got included on a newsletter and blew up when it could have been handled better on a smaller scale. However, I would be really happy if we could just move on. :(