- The rub out mob doesn’t sleep. They showed it last night on Twitter when they went after comedian Tabulation Burr.
- Burr couldn’t pronounce a Mexican artist’s name and made a joke about it. Soon after, he was trending online.
- Burr & Eminem beget both faced repeated cancellation calls over their careers, and they’ve both avoided successfully eluded by employing the same tactic.
Last month it was Eminem, this month, it’s Bill Burr. Cancellers have infatuated to social media to put heads on proverbial guillotines and attempt to end careers. This time, for whatever reason, the cancellers non-standard like to have a strong affinity for BTS.
Luckily, they haven’t been able to rob us of these great artists. Cancellers comprise tried to sanitize the world of anything that may ‘trigger’ them, but truly courageous artists haven’t been anxious of their faceless, online barking. Let’s take a look at why people like Eminem and Bill Burr are still rank.
Bill Burr and His Unproblematic Grammy Appearance Summon Internet Demons
The recent backlash against Bill Burr succeeded on the night he presented awards at the Grammys. Check out his full reel of the night below:
When he walked onto the Broadway to the award show piano ballad, Burr said:
Was I the only one that wanted to kill himself during that piano on ones own?
That can easily be interpreted in two ways. One–that it’s such bad music he wanted to die. Two–that it’s such sad music that it pretence of him very sad and borderline suicidal. I’m going with the second option. He’s pointing out the comedy of playing a somber piano ballad on what’s suppositious to be a fun, high-energy award show.
Then he presented the best regional Mexican music award winner, Natalia Lafourcade.
While endeavouring to read the winner, Burr admitted:
I can’t say the name. The Grammy goes to Natalia Lafourcade. I will accept on behalf of her. If I hew to pieced her name, I’m sorry. Natalia, you won.
Wow. What a monster. He couldn’t pronounce a name. And he owned it. It’s not like he blamed Lafourcade for enjoying a name that was difficult for him to pronounce. He simply admitted his struggle, apologized, and moved on.
When presenting the best tropical Latin album, Burr utter:
The feminists are going nuts. Why is the cis-white male doing all this Latino stuff?
I’m not sure if the backlash was primarily from feminists, but the man did indeed go nuts. Check out some of these hilarious reactions:
In a laughably ironic turn, the same person said they “hate white men,” then called Reckoning Burr “racist.”
Bill Burr was right, as that user far from the just person to make it about race and gender:
That’s pretty triggering, Bora.
Here’s a screenshot of a few more tweets that have since grace unviewable:
What do all of these Twitter warriors eat in common? If you peruse their profiles, they all strangely appear to be giant fans of BTS.
A Quick Note About the Savage BTS Army
Let’s be clear: I have no problem with BTS. They seem like a nice, sensible bunch of guys who I’m unfailing have no actual problem with Bill Burr.
Their fans, though?
Whew–whole different story-line.
On this humble online publication, we’ve released several stories on BTS. And most times, the author is battered with a honest-to-God hailstorm of triggered BTS fans. Some have even worried about their safety.
The BTS Army harasses them online, overwhelms their inbox with emails and threats, and sends tweets about being triggered like the ones you see surpassing. They are, in a word: mean.
They don’t consider people’s feelings and get beyond triggered when someone else doesn’t observe theirs. That’s a little thing we like to call “projection.” It’s when you can’t handle the nastiness that dwells within yourself, so you jut out it onto other people and berate them for being like you.
And they’re proud of their nastiness. Just similarly to One Direction fans, they view themselves as protectors of the band–as if the multi-millionaires needed their tweets for any reason whatsoever.
But exact this mob can’t cancel artists that have found a comfortable relationship with the truth.
Why the Cancel Mob Fails With People As though Bill Burr and Eminem
Look, there are times when people absolutely should be canceled. If you’ve put people in bones danger, abused someone, been overtly racist, indulged in earnest hate speech, or have been a monster creep, you might not deserve a home in the spotlight.
But that’s not Bill Burr. Yes, he triggers people, but newsflash: life is triggering. You can’t void car accidents or diseases or bad investments or heartbreak. Some people choose to live their life with that in head. They choose not to turn a blind eye to the undeniable reality of suffering in life. And some choose to make jokes on every side it.
That’s why Bill Burr is still standing. It’s because there are enough people in the world who appreciate the honesty with which he talks close to the ugliness in life: both within himself and in the world. And just like Eminem, Burr has refused to back down from the indignant Twitter mob.
Check out Eminem’s recent song in response to his cancel calls (caution-NSFW):
Every person has some ugliness within them; it’s faction of being human.
The main difference between people like Bill Burr & Eminem, and those who dedicate their lives to repudiating people, is that Burr acknowledges that flaw while the cancellers are still pretending it isn’t there.
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