heterokatedison: heterokatedison: heterokatedison: I know it’s meant in good fun but can we stop…

heterokatedison:

heterokatedison:

heterokatedison:

I know it’s meant in good fun but can we stop with the joke posts saying shit like “x number of people have come forward accusing [beloved celebrity] of being a nice person” bc like first of all piggybacking off of sexual harassment and assault for a chuckle is pretty distasteful and second thinking even momentarily that someone you respect might be gross isn’t enjoyable and I imagine for survivors of sexual violence it’s even worse so uhhhhh knock it off please and thanks

I just saw someone sum it up really well: this is in the same vein as the fake homophobic/transphobic comments “this is disgusting I’ll never let my son wear a dress with shoes that don’t match” etc or pretending to hit someone and laughing when they flinch

and I also think there’s something incredibly insidious about holding up this certain brand of male celebrity who’s outwardly charismatic, kind, generous, funny, and nurturing as incapable of perpetuating abuse and violence when in reality predatory people will use those perceptions and create this public facade to both gain access to potential victims and later on shield themselves from accusations.