Child Rock backlash after tweet: ‘If the phrase fa***t offends you, it is since you are one’ | Music | Leisure
The star, who dated Pamela Anderson on and off from 2001-2006, selected to double down on his use of the homophobic slur through the use of it once more. This time, it was directed towards anybody who was offended the primary time round.
As if that wasn’t sufficient to unleash a second, even greater backlash, he additionally excused any of his actions by claiming that he has homosexual buddies. Learn his full ‘defence’ of his actions subsequent.
Child Rock posted the next on Twitter: “If Child Rock utilizing the phrase fa***t offends you, good probability you’re one. Both means, I do know he has lots of love for his homosexual buddies and I’ll have a chat with him. Have a pleasant day. Bob Ritchie”
The marginally odd referral to himself within the third particular person is to presumably separate the star’s public persona from his actual identify, Robert James Ritchie, and was in all probability supposed to be light-hearted,
As an alternative, it has ignited an absolute firestorm with little to no help seen in any of the 1000’s of feedback on his tweet.
Normally, any social media publish, particularly on something remotely controversial, can have a wildly opposing vary of feedback from each side of the argument.
On this specific case, Child Rock’s obvious defence of his actions appears to be nearly fully underneath assault.
Not solely do feedback spotlight how harmful and damaging such slurs might be to encourage bigotry towards weak minorities, in addition they single out Child Rock’s public ‘trailer trash’ persona, when he really grew up in a big home in Michigan, the place his mother and father owned a number of automotive dealerships.
Learn a collection of replies to Child Rock’s tweet beneath”
“LGBT youth severely ponder suicide at nearly thrice the speed of heterosexual youth. Don’t normalize the usage of the F phrase. It truly is a matter of life or demise for a few of these children.”
“Sure I’m one, and I’ve an issue with it and with you! I’ll not hearken to your music, oh wait, I can’t even identify a single track you sing.”
“Somebody with homosexual buddies wouldn’t use that phrase as an insult. Benefit from the continued lack of followers and earnings.”
“What offends me is a few born wealthy con artist claiming to be “straight out the trailer” so he can promote data. The one factor Child Ritchie shares in widespread together with his viewers is their bigotry. Heck, even that could be a con.”
“I’m shocked. SHOCKED! That folks care what Child Rock has to say. Houseplants are extra intellectually partaking. Sure, even the lifeless houseplants.”