I can’t write this letting anger win, not on the first beautiful Dallas day we’ve had in weeks. Not on Women’s Day. It’s not a 3:30 service attached to it, but let’s praise the queens today. I’mgonna try my best to do it my way despite that derivative emotion lingering.
Vibe with me for a second. Re-imagine those isolated moments in life where we are alone in our space, our bodies are still, and simply just to ourselves. And, in these times our minds decide to wander off into a world full of self-analysis. Welcome to Introspection.
We hate it had to be you, Steve. A man widely respected for the accuracy of his edge up fell victim to human nature last night. Steve Harvey served as host of the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant in front of live audience and had done a pretty good job until the night's most important moment. Before I write further, let me say that the whole 1st runner up, 2nd runner up thing is unnecessarily confusing. Just say 1st, 2nd and 3rd and keep it moving. Steve was handed the card and read off the winners, naming Miss Colombia, Ariadna Arevalo as Miss Universe 2015. Harvey then announced that he had in fact mistakenly named Arevalo as the winner and that the crown belonged to Miss Philippines, Pia Wurzbach. It sounds like that was a simple mistake that shouldn't be that big of a deal, right? No, the Social Media Mafia had found their victim for the night. While a lot of the roasting was understanding and for laughs, the sentiment became more and more serious among "others" who used words like embarrassing, stupid and dumb. Even that buffoon of a GOP candidate put his slimy two cents into the conversation. Why? Does this mean Family Feud should be cancelled? Does this mean I should stop watching Steve Harvey Show re-runs? Hell no. What it means is that we live in a society waiting to pounce on the mistakes of others because it creates a sense of belonging and community. Sounds a lot like the premise of a gang now that I think of it. Finesse this situation, Steve. By the time the 2016 winner is announced, you'll be the only name they remember about last night. #SupportUs #GoodPeople
GILBERT ARENAS: WHEN KEEPIN' IT REAL GOES WRONG
This one is tough. In today's social climate, your opinion on any small thing can shape peoples' impression of you for the remainder of your relevancy. Gilbert Arenas is learning that the hard way. If you haven't read, seen or heard, the former NBA All-Star posted a short clip on his IG account yesterday regarding the looks of WNBA players. In his video, women were hoopin' in thongs and he basically said that that's what people envisioned when the WNBA was first introduced. That's not a technical foul in my opinion. Sexist? Yeah, but just about anything men say that doesn't praise a woman today is regarded as inconsiderate or sexist. #WeLoveAllWomenAtGoodCulture. It went from questionable to deplorable when he said "..not a bunch of chicks running around looking like,cast members from #orangeisthenewblack...dont get me wrong,they have few #cutiepies but theres a whole alotta #beanpies running around." This is where it's better to not say anything if you don't have anything nice to say. At this point, Gilbert should respect the sport enough to separate the game from his opinions on beauty. I don't watch a lot of womens' basketball, but it's not because of a lack of or an abundance of beauty. These women have made it to the highest level of their craft, I don't think they should be objectified by the societal standards of beauty when that has nothing to do with getting buckets. Some people can grasp that and block out everything else. Some people can't and they say dumb things as a result. Opinions can never be more than opinions, but they can be kept personal.