Anonymous asked:

y do u think weed culture is lame??

areallycoolostrich answered:

I mean, if you want to smoke weed, cool, but why wear clothes with pot leaves and talk about how big of a stoner you are and pot leaf stickers and man weed is life bruh. For one, that’s a shit life and for two, I really like dogs but I’m not all DUDE I’M SUCH A DOG GUY LOL DOG SOCKS DOG POSTERS DOG SHIRT 420 DOG TIME LOL DOG LIFE DOGS ARE SO GOOD all the time but it’s not my life or my decision to make


Anonymous asked:

Do you think Kanye humiliated the paraplegics or was it an honest mistake and ppl are over reacting?

kingjaffejoffer answered:

Anytime anything involves Kanye West, the media is going to overreact and turn it into something else. 

Case in point. Kanye has made it a custom to stop the music and talk to the crowd at his concerts. Sometimes its about serious topics, sometimes its positive and uplifting, sometimes its just whatever. 

But no matter WHAT he says, it’s automatically labeled a “rant”. I remember the other week he stopped his concert to give an update on the new yeezy shoes and someone uploaded the video to YouTube. The video was “Kanye Rant: Yeezy Updates”

The man wasn’t ranting about shoes. When you automatically label someone’s word as a “Rant” no matter what they say, you’re subtly discrediting them painting them as unstable. 

But anyway, back to the subject at hand. If you really watched the video you’ll see Kanye ask everyone in the stadium to stand up. When Kanye saw some people weren’t standing, he asked why and the crowd told him they were disabled. So he said “aight cool” and then started the song. 

That’s all that happened. 

Somehow that turned into “Kanye Berates Man In Wheelchair For Not Standing” in the media. 





Wow that is sooo different than I overheard it on the radio. They were like “He REFUSED to continue with the concert even though some people were disabled, and has not given an apology!”

the first portion of this commentary is definitely on point and accurate. and needed to be said.


but y’all.

"When Kanye saw some people weren’t standing, he asked why and the crowd told him they were disabled. So he said "aight cool" and then started the song."

This is not what happened.

He very much made it a thing. It wasn’t just that the audience mentioned that the person was in a chair, but he actually sent someone to confirm. He threatened to kick the folks out if they didn’t stand until he realized they were in a chair.

Like, yes, let’s call out the anti-blackness inherit in how the media treats Kanye and many Black celebs/pop culture figures.

But let’s not rewrite events to try to diminish his ableist actions, however casual and unintentional they might have been, in this situation.

listen, i am a wheelchair user, and what kanye west did was ableist.

i cannot actually believe that this is a discussion that keeps needing to be had because abled people are completely disinterested in, and refuse to listen to, what disabled people - specifically, physically disabled people - have to say about issues like this. i also find it completely abhorrent that people who understand the power structures of oppressive systems have decided that they, the ones who hold the power within the institution of ableism, have decided that their voices are more valid than ours in deciding what is and isn’t ableist, when have no right to decide that all.

i do agree that kanye is often the target of anti-blackness, and we as white people wanting to box him into the construct of a scary, angry black man; and, in this case, i believe that much of the attention around this situation was simply exploiting several disabled fans to try and justify anti-blackness.

really, the few media outlets and abled people talking about it care as little about disability and ableism as he seems to - as evidenced by the fact that there was hardly any mention of these people, except to refer to them with ableist shit like ”wheelchair-bound”, ”handicapped”, ”confined to a chair”, etc. or using their privilege to educate other abled people about ableism - and going on and on about situations with him that didn’t even relate to his concert.

but, what kanye west did was ableist. he’s doing what able-bodied people very commonly do to physically disabled people, by harassing and abusing us to the point where we are driven to ”PROVE” - risking our mental and physical health - that we aren’t ”faking it”; that we’re really disabled. 

i have seen the videos. to tell somebody they HAVE to stand up, and are only ”EXEMPT” when they’ve adequately convinced an able-bodied person they’re ”acceptable” is berating us. it is ableist.

is it not beratement that somebody had to hold their prosthesis in the air to prove they were ”ok”? is it not public humiliation? is that not violent?

when there are people who do not use mobility aids - perhaps thy feel embarrassed, can manage enough at the time, cannot afford one, have been harassed, and so on - and you harass them to the point of ”you better have your accessibility placard”, when it is perhaps extremely difficult to do so, while you’re being pointed out and people are looking at you -  that is harassment, and it is abuse. it is ableist.

we do not need to be visibly disabled to ”prove” we’re disabled. we do not need to have mobility aids to ”prove we’re disabled. we don’t need to carry placards or i.d. to ”prove” we’re disabled.

this is literally just another manifestation of abled people policing our right to exist, and seeing us as only existing for them. he’s done this several times now, but i actually don’t [personally] see kanye as being at any more fault, or being any different, than most of the abled people who’ve made comments about him - who have presumed somebody in accessible parking has ”faked” it, harassed a disabled person, used our lives as a joke, and so on.

most abled people calling out kanye care as little about disability, or using their privilege to educate other abled people about ableism, but are using our oppression to justify their anti-blackness.

he was being abusive and ableist - but no more so than many other abled people.

however, i find it extremely harmful that people otherwise dedicated to justice for marginalized people just…really don’t care about this, when it would’ve been a great opportunity to open a discussion in dismantling ableism, and using your privilege to educate other abled people.

it’s dismissive, it is violent, and it is hurtful.

reblogging for commentary- well said