Oklahoma Indian Casino cancels Bill Cosby show. Derplahomans are outraged.
11:27 AM EST on November 24, 2014
The Oklahoma rape culture is going strong.
This morning, Norman High School students are protesting the way school officials have dealt with a series of sexual assaults, including one on campus, which led to victims being bullied, ridiculed and mocked by their fellow classmates. Thumbs up to these students and their parents for supporting the victims, doing what's right, and drawing attention to another sad example of the rape culture in this state.
Unfortunately, Norman High students aren't the only ones letting their opinion be heard. The Derplahomans have thoughts on sexual assault victims, too.
Not sure if everyone has heard about this or not, but Bill Cosby has been in the news a little bit lately. What seems like half of the women in North America have accused him of drugging and raping them, and it's becoming clearer and clearer that he is (allegedly) a monster and a serial rapist.
Apparently Cosby was supposed to perform at the Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant in January, and the casino, being run by people with a functioning brain, made the obvious decision to cancel the performance. Since this is the internet, and everyone on the internet loves lists, let me present to you a list.
The Top Two Signs Your Career Is In Trouble
2. You're performing at an Indian Casino in Oklahoma
1. An Indian Casino in Oklahoma Cancels Your performance
Apparently whenever Channel 4 puts anything on their Facebook page, it's like the Derplahoman equivalent of the Bat Signal, because when they posted the Cosby story, a tsunami of them showed up. I'll go ahead and put a possible trigger warning here, and a definite prepare-for-needing-to-take-a-shower warning.
Why didn't they say anything at the time? Uhm, I don't know. Maybe they didn't want to be bullied and mocked like the sexual assault victims at Norman High School?! Because there are hundreds of idiots like the people above that would have called them liars as soon as it happened???
Those are two good places to start. Here are some more.
Also, maybe they were hesitant to come out because the alleged rapist was Bill Cosby, a beloved American icon, and they thought no one would believe him? Because it brought them great shame?
Have you seen the video the AP released of Cosby bullying the reporter, trying to get him to promise that the questions about sexual assault wouldn't make it to air? It's been shared a lot in recent days, but not many people have made this point: it worked! The AP didn't release the video until Cosby was so thoroughly discredited that they knew he couldn't do anything about it.
If Bill Cosby could intimidate the Associated freaking Press into not even asking questions about allegations, what do you think he could do to powerless women?
Holy shit! We've got a bunch of legal experts on our hands! Obviously our judicial system has its own set of standards, and for good reason, but just because Cosby hasn't been "proven guilty" in a court of law doesn't mean we can't make reasonable conclusions on our own. At last check, the courts never found OJ Simpson guilty. This isn't hard.
Actually, it's not he said/she said. It's he said/she said/she said/she said/she said/she said/she said/she said/she said/she said/she said/she said/she said/she said/she said/she said/she said/she said.
Yeah, it's all just a wild conspiracy theory. All these women got together and decided it would be a good idea to bring down one of America's most beloved icon. It happens all the time. That's why Tom Hanks and Pat Sajak are always having to defend themselves from charges of drugging and sexually assaulting women.
Leave Bill Cosby alooooooooone!
You know, you try to be an open-minded person, to recognize that you don't have all the answers and that people who view the world differently might have something to teach us. But every now and again it's good to remember what kind of soulless motherfuckers we have on our hands. Hundreds and hundreds of comments like this; pages of it. Our batshit crazy legislature really does represent us.
Happy Monday, everyone!
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