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Old 01-23-2012, 04:22 PM   #1
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I'm sure I'm not the only one whose noticed this, but it seems like some famous person is always backtracking on something they previously said, even if it was a joke to begin with. I mean, if they deliberately said something to hurt or anger someone, then an apology would be necessary...but instead, it seems like most celebs make a statement, and less than 2 days passes before they're on some news show, or doing an interview to explain they didn't mean it. I guess it just ties into the PC mentality of "never offend anyone", which I think is pure nonsense. No one can control the reactions of others, so unless there's malicious behavior involved, why worry about it? Just say what you mean, and mean what you say; its not rocket science.
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It has to do w/a new scientific phenomena where people are being born w/o a backbone!!
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Well, you see, when WE apologize, we don't have a studio or press agent making us do it...
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In this day and age, everyone is thin-skinned and missing a backbone, so everything is offensive to someone out there. It's not enough to disagree or debate -- if you say something I don't like, I want you fired from your job immediately and punished for the rest of your life.

Of course, sometimes you can redirect the blame by saying, "I'm sorry if YOU were offended."

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Well, you see, when WE apologize, we don't have a studio or press agent making us do it...
See, if I was in a similar position, I highly doubt I'd put up with that kind of thing, unless I actually said something to be deliberately offensive (unlikely as it may be). I think my reaction would be something like, "I said it, and I meant it. If folk's don't like it, that's their problem. I'm not defined by others' opinions."
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It's because celebrities say dumb things.






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I sincerely apologize for my statement, as it may be offensive to celebrities, and I sincerely do not mean any harm to them.

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See, if I was in a similar position, I highly doubt I'd put up with that kind of thing, unless I actually said something to be deliberately offensive (unlikely as it may be). I think my reaction would be something like, "I said it, and I meant it. If folk's don't like it, that's their problem. I'm not defined by others' opinions."
...Oh, so kind of like Charlie Sheen, then?

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...Oh, so kind of like Charlie Sheen, then?

Remember, in celebritydom, Being Liked is still a BUSINESS. With profits, losses, and stockholders.
No, Charlie Sheen's behavior was irresponsible and malicious, to say the very least, and kicking him off "Two and a Half Men" was the right decision. I'm talking about when a celeb says something they personally believe in, having no disturbing intent, and folks get unreasonably "offended" over it. At what point did it become wrong to stick to your guns, regardless of public opinion?
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Too much political correctness.
Agreed; the less of it, the better.
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Celebrity or not, if you're in the public eye and say something...someone else is going to take offense to it and make it a big deal. The celebrity then apologies, which is simply a case of damage control. They can't win.
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Celebrity or not, if you're in the public eye and say something...someone else is going to take offense to it and make it a big deal. The celebrity then apologies, which is simply a case of damage control. They can't win.
I disagree. All it takes is a willing few to stand by their word, and others will follow suit. The easiest way to stop political correctness in its tracks, is to avoid participation to begin with. You make a non-malicious statement, someone gets offended, then you say, "Oh, well; that's your problem, not mine." Many folks need to develop more of a backbone, especially concerning statements that aren't inherently offensive. Contrary to popular belief, respect doesn't equal acceptance.
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