- Me: oh thats cute
- : *checks price tag*
- Me: no its not
- Alfred: Some men just want to watch the world burn.
Gotta respect a man’s priorities.
I think the internet would blow up if Hannibal had Five Guys for lunch.
i’m not big boned, i’m just fat
James Murphy’s 2013 Red Bull Music Academy lecture.
Big girls in costumes (A response to Alex Day).
In this video, Meghan Tonjes - one of many YouTubers I look up to - discusses the much talked about satire piece Alex Day made called Big Girls in Costumes. I had a lot of feelings about Alex’s video both as a creator/comedian and as a person who happens to be fat. On one side, I was hurt. I have heard similar things before as a fat person from my own family and friends and it pains me to see others who are treated in a similar context. As a creator and a comedian, however, I understand Alex’s approach to the topic (although, in the end, it may have not been made as clear as he had hoped).
I feel like Meghan hit the nail right on the head in her response to Alex. And I wholeheartedly agree with her on everything she said. I am happy that this is going to make people converse about these issues within the internet community (especially the cosplay circles) and I pat Alex day on the back for attempting to do something progressive even if it misfired. But it was triggering. This topic is very real for a lot of us: not just Meghan and I, but millions of people who are overweight and are trying to find themselves. Fat shaming in our culture is a huge deal and, while I understand that his heart was in the right place and I absolutely “get” the pitch he was going with from an objective standpoint (as I am - once again - a comedian as well), his intended message fell flat. It was just the wrong fork in the road to take.
That’s all I’ve really got to say. It’s like 4 AM and I’m exhausted.
Thank you, Meghan, for making such an honest video that encapsulates my thoughts to a tee regarding Alex’s video. Alex, dude, I respect you for trying to make a statement even if it failed, but It’s just… it was just not the right approach.