Gnarls Barkley couldn’t have put it better himself.
'ableist language'. No. I don't consider Crazy as a discriminatory against any specific disability or whatever. I consider crazy as a pretty tame catch all term for behaviour that is out of the ordinary or socially unacceptable.
Now far be it from me to tell people what I think is socially acceptable behaviour but I think injuring yourself specifically to be a little bit closer to a person who makes their living talking into a camera is kind of whackadoodle.
Actually maybe whackadoodle is a better, less offensive term. Fucking whacakadoodle fans.
Thousands of hours went into the planning and preparation of Summer in the City and then more time and unyielding effort was piled on top to make sure it ran as smoothly as possible. Are things going to wrong? Yes. It’s a gigantic thing being chaperoned by limited security and volunteers, people working for free to make sure you have a good time.
So when I hear shit like people being knocked to the ground, friggin’ wheelchairs being pushed over, screaming and shouting at volunteers for not doing their jobs right as if you could do a better one, people being crushed, people HURTING THEMSELVES JUST TO GET TO THE FIRST AID AREA THAT HAPPENS TO BE NEAR SOME POEPLE THEY LIKE, the organiser of the ENTIRE EVENT being called things like a rapist
A RAPIST FOR GOD’S SAKE
then I genuinely, GENUINELY, don’t think applying the term ‘crazy’ to such terrifying behaviour is really THAT bad a thing.
For fuck’s sake, sort yourselves out. ‘Enthusiasm’ only stretches so far before you’re hobbling Dan and Phil in your snowy cottage because they didn’t play the song you wanted on their radio show.