Monday, March 8, 2021

Bad Week for Royalty

 It's been bad week for royalty, with tales of the British royal family being a bunch of racist troglodytes who treated biracial Meghan Markle very poorly.  You know it's bad when this guy is the least Nazi member of the family.  I'm a quarter-Irish, so I've never been a fan of the English royal family, nor any royal family for that matter (then again, I'm also a quarter Swiss and a quarter French).  As an American, I have to wonder why anybody here would be a fan of royalty... I mean, we fought a war over this.

Even the Burger King has shown himself to be a sexist toolburger, sending out a tweet about women belonging in the kitchen.  Rule number one of corporate communications: don't try to be funny, especially if you're going to be using antiquated, sexist tropes that need to be explained in a follow-up.  A woman's place is where she wants to be.  If a woman wants to work in a kitchen, commercial or otherwise, that's okay...  I'm all for a Gal Fieri being elected mayor of Flavortown.  That being said, at a time when the Curiosity Mars rover team is composed largely of women, such retrograde humor really isn't helpful, and I can't believe that the corporation's social media team allowed this joke to pass.

At any rate, my stance against royals remains strong, and this week's royal assholishness merely bolsters my view.


Richard said...

Remind me again, why it is important to care about this?
I am sorry that they got romantic and decided to go their own way. If you sleep with dogs, you rise with fleas.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

It's not. It's just an opportunity for a piss-take on a bunch of inbred nasties living on the public's dime.