Saturday, March 24, 2018

3376 - A Timely Take On The (Fake) Death Of Mr. McMahon (DTM Blog Post #533)

Originally posted on June 12, 2007

Vince's death brings out the stupid in people.

So apparently, some non-wrestling sites picked up on the Vince McMahon whacking and the amount of user comments for this story is almost mind-boggling.  Not so much the frequency, but the message contained therein. People complaining about how they were offended by such a hoax and believe WWE has gone too far. This is something that has been mentioned several times on my part, but let's get this out there just one more time.

First off, this is wrestling. Some prefer to call it sports-entertainment, but primarily this is wrestling. This is not the most socially-conscious form of entertainment out there. One needs to look at the multitude of stereotypical characters such as Cryme Time (a tag-team of black gangstas or something) or anybody who is or even remotely looks middle-eastern such as Muhammad Hassan (the Italian guy who looked like an Arab) to see how socially conscious wrestling is.

Second off, this is WWE. This is the same company that ran a storyline involving a 80+ year-old woman giving birth to a fucking plastic hand. This is also the same company that let the same old hag show off her flimsy thingies she calls boobs at a major PPV event, where thousands of men, women, and children were horrifically scarred for life.

If people think they've gone too far with this car-exploding stunt, I'm sorry but they're fucking idiots who really don't know better. Not to say that I know any better, but then again, speaking as someone who has been a fan of this form of entertainment since 1998, I know better to say this was just a stupid ending to a show rather than something that is taken beyond some imaginary boundary that they should be limited to.

This type of reaction is EXACTLY what they want and by feeding them this kind of reaction, it only encourages them to do more of it. If you don't like it, then QUICK! CHANGE THE FUCKING CHANNEL! Please don't complain how they should be better role-models to children because it's been well-implied for quite some time that their main audience is that 18-to-35 male demographic. Which leads to my next point...

And finally, stop hiding behind the children. This almost seems to be a universal excuse for hating something. If you think what WWE or anyone else is showing is too offensive for your child, then DON'T LET THEM WATCH IT. This is why children suck, because the majority of parents these days do a half-ass job (maybe less, who the fuck knows) of actual parenting and then place the blame on anything they could think of other than themselves when their kids are out committing mass executions at schools. This is why I don't want kids.

Thanks for reading. Good night.

Did I mention the ending was stupid?

The Modern Take:

It took a real death (turned horrific tragedy) to put the ix-nay on the whole Vince Is Dead storyline and we instead got the story of Hornswoggle as Vince's kid. That was also pretty stupid, but nowhere near as offensive to some folks. Of course, leave it to Vince to try again with the Million Dollar Giveaway a year later... oh, that's another story for another time.

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