Here in all its glory, is the full shrine the asshole Joe Catron built to himself out of the RTs of his “No, gay white people. Just no” tweet. The full story is here. Subsequent exchanges Catron had separately with Glenn Greenwald and me are discussed here.
In response to the Supreme Court’s recent decision on same sex marriage, a popular Argentinean cartoonist reposted a cartoon he’d done for the Sochi Olympics that evoked this iconic moment from the 1968 Games. Contrary to Catron’s reductive, deliberately divisive tweet, the cartoonist is heterosexual and works in mainstream media. Since he is not widely seen in the U.S. the comic would have come and gone quietly — just as it did the first time — were it not for wedge-drivers like Catron, who posted the cartoon out of context, admonishing “gay white people” for what he considers cultural appropriation.
Of course, if “gay white people” can ever be collectively culpable for a single cartoon, they were no more implicated in whatever offense this one caused than Joe Catron himself, who gleefully propagated it for several hours, inviting people to bang on queers and make the day all about themselves and their kneejerk, uninformed outrage. Congrats on going full 4chan when a white dude said jump, dipshits. This is what hegemony looks like.
Here’s the original tweet:
Catron’s shrine to himself follows, but first, lest any painfully credulous and sickeningly open-minded soul be at all confused about what the hateful, divisive asshole Catron and his pals are up to, check this Catron retweet, in reply to questions about the snow in the cartoon, confusing only to people who know nothing of the cartoon’s provenance:
Oh har har, those faggots do love them some disco!!!
This is what you call a tell. The motives are unambiguous. All those RT’s about appropriation? It’s bullshit. A white dude instrumentalized Black people to beat on queers and created division. For no reason. For no fucking reason at all but that he’s a self-promoting, homophobic shit who should be driven off Twitter until he apologizes.
Generous interpretations of this are not welcome. Don’t even try. I know hatred when I see it. In fact, I’m really unhappy that so few people have repudiated this asshole and made him feel like the hateful, divisive scum that he is. A left that would put up with this bullshit is nothing I wish to be associated with. Consider me uncategorized.
Now, following, the full 50+ screen caps I needed to get every single RT of his masterful, amazing tweet the asshole Joe Catron injected into his timeline. It’s well over a hundred tweets. I invite you to read the whole thing, to get a sense of how people clearly felt invited to both accuse gay people of trivializing/appropriating their struggle — having been manipulated into thinking that this cartoon was somehow connected to the LGBQT community, when it wasn’t at all — and to trivialize the decades-long oppression of LGBQT people, which still includes the occasional murder, by the way, even in the U.S. But that’s ok I guess. After all “We give these mf’s an inch to rejoice with us, they take a mile!” Kill it before it grows.