Just this morning, the free world received the absurd news that GZ, murderer of Trayvon Martin, would be in a “celebrity” boxing match with former King of Personal Problems, DMX.
Wait…What? Hold. Up.
What better time than Trayvon Martin’s (would’ve been) 19th birthday that we find out such pathetic news. DMX, you are pathetic. Yes, you might be hard up for some publicity but seriously, can you NOT with this right now? You’re dancing with the devil and condoning America’s celebration of villainy in our society. We have reality shows about ex wives; bad girls and ratchets so people can sit around, judge others and ultimately feel better about themselves. The scum of our society are being celebrated, validated and PAID for their bad behavior. When you were a child, how did your parents treat bad behavior? They told you it was wrong or they ignored you until you stopped your little foolishness. We need to ignore these cancers in our society (I know that’s not what we usually do to cancer, but work with me here).
Seriously, can we not acknowledge this stuff anymore? Pretty please?
Corporate media says that they are showing us we want to see. If that’s the case, why are my twitter and Facebook timelines increasingly aggravated with the stupidity of what we’re seeing and more people walking away from TV to embrace Netflix and the like? We are allowing the media feed us this entertainment slop and while some of us give serious side eye to these corporations, others are greedily eating it up and begging for more. The media is shaping our society, not the other way around. We need to change that. Whether or not a show like Cheaters, Paternity Court or, dare I say, Maury Povich (ew, really?) is your guilty pleasure, you need to turn it off. It’s giving positive feedback through ratings, it’s poisoning your mind and your spirit and it’s creating a darkness in our society that will consume us all from the inside out. It’s time to stand up to this foolishness and say NO, we’re not going to let you feed us this slop. We simply won’t allow it.
There are a few things you can do to maybe help stop this catastrophe of a fight:
- Sign this petition (but really do you think the White House will intervene? They kind of have bigger issues)
- Call your local cable provider (this mess will be on pay per view) to protest them showing this match
- Send DMX all of your drugs so he bites off GZ’s head (Don’t do that)*
- Call and ask promoters to turn the match into a grenade catching contest.
- Don’t watch and encourage people you know not to watch either.
Happy Birthday, Trayvon