Should it really come as a surprise that ignorant tweets about Asians are floating around in the wake of the release of the reboot of Red Dawn where good ole’ young (mostly) white Americans fight off an invasion of evil
Chinese North Korean hordes?
Various websites, like the good folks at Racebending, have already collected some of these offending tweets, which you can read below.
I know there are people who are shocked and surprised to learn that such sentiments still exist, but the fact is they’ve always existed—nothing new about that. But that leads me to the one thing that I think is great about twitter and other social media platforms.
In the past, it was much harder to know what your average in-bred racist hick was thinking because it wasn’t as easy to broadcast your thoughts/feelings/emotions to the masses. Now with twitter and its ilk, we can read what they’re thinking in real time as it happens. And as disturbing as these tweets may be, they also offer a fascinating glimpse into the mind of…well, your average in-bred racist hick. And what I’ll say is the idiocy on display is usually downright hilarious.
And yes, in-bred racist hicks, that means I’m laughing at you, not with you.