Death Threats Over Star Wars

So some Fox News personality insulted Star Wars fans.

““I have never had any interest in watching space nerds poke each other with their little space nerd sticks, and I’m not going to start now.”

The the death threats started.

Death threats are never okay.  Never ever ever ever.  Though when asked if she was going to apologize for insulting people on air, the response was this..

“A lot of people are clearly a lot of upset. But guess what? I’m not apologizing. Why? Because the all-too-common knee-jerk reaction of apologizing for harmless jokes after overblown hysteria is ruining our culture. This political-correctness obsession threatens free speech, and I absolutely refuse to be a part of it.

“….Bottom line: If you are telling me that I should die and/or apologize for making a joke about a movie you like, then you are too sensitive. You have the problem, not me. I’m sick of oversensitive mobs in our overly sensitive society bullying people into saying that they’re sorry over jokes — even if the subject of the joke is something as serious as Star Wars. So, for that reason, I will not apologize.”

She is right in one aspect:  we have become too sensitive as a culture and people are looking for anything and everything to be insulted about.

But here is the problem:  she fired the first blow by using the term “space nerds”  It is another typical response we have here in America over things… if you bully someone, which is what she did, then get called out for it, you then claim you are the one being bullied.  This person should have known that it is not okay to insult people on the air especially when you claim to be a respectable news organization.  When you get called out for being a bully, you are not being bullied.  Just another idiot in the world playing the victim card.

This is also not the first time Fox News has insulted Star Wars and it’s fans.  On Fox Business someone dedicated an entire segment to saying that there are too many news segments about Star Wars.  Now that makes sense.

The new Star Wars movie isn’t being distributed by Fox as the previous movies were, so no wonder Fox is bashing it.


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