Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator (ludickid) wrote,
Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator

Oh, Photoshop, why can't I force-quit you?

Let us say, for the sake of argument, you are funny and bored with nothing to do today.

Let us also say, to further this argument I am apparently making, that unlike me, you have some measure of ability with computer technology and graphics editing software.

Let us finally say -- let us please most especially finally say this -- that you are the sort of person who might be appalled by a charitable ad campaign, however well-meaning, that features intensely caucasian celebrities such as Elijah Wood, Heidi Klum, Richard Gere, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Sarah Jessica Parker in full-on Bantu drag, loudly proclaiming through the power of some 'daring' assfuck at an ad agency that "I AM AFRICAN".

If all these things were the case, I would beg you, beg you to go to this site and perform acts of vandalism upon the photos of white people found thereupon, posting the results here for all to see.

Thank you.*

*: Please note: this has nothing to do with the worthiness of combating AIDS in Africa, an unimpeachable cause. It has everything to do with some well-heeled shit in a New York ad agency committing yet another act of gross cultural cooptation by having a bunch of people whose ancestors are largely responsible for the mess Africa has become dress up behind a bunch of Stella Chiweshe records and express solidarity with people whose lives are roughly five billion times worse than theirs. Thus making the whole thing, as this entry proves, all about the celebrities and the ad agency rather than about the poor people with the awful disease. Maybe a better thing would have been to show some actual Africans, perhaps, with the slogan "THEY ARE HUMAN", which makes it about solidarity with your fellow man and implies that when anyone suffers, we all suffer, instead of showing a bunch of Americans with the slogan "I AM AFRICAN", which makes it about me me me hey everybody look at me. Just a suggestion.
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