December 27th, 2019 – It’s the most wonderful time of the year…to keep getting offended. 2019 gave us plenty to argue about, so if you’re tired of debating whether or not Die Hard is a Christmas movie, take a look at some of the most offensive stories from this year.
We’ve got plenty of political cartoons, a debate over fat-shaming between James Corden and Bill Maher, and a conservative group who lost its mind when Kit Kat used a Missy Elliott song in an ad. Break them off a piece.
There are seven days left before we reset our reactions. It’s very likely that we’ll have more content for you to analyze, but for now we’ll hook you up with a roundup of the 10 stories that our FOO community found most offensive!
“Travelers may soon be providing something besides their credit card number when they purchase a ticket. Fuel Matrix has suggested that airlines could simply ask customers to provide their magic number before arriving at the airport. They have also pitched the idea of weighing people discreetly using either pressure pads or scanning machines.”
Expecting questions about her fashion statements, Villa was ready with a pro-Trump sound bite.
“I’m part Latina. I’m black, and I believe in what the president’s saying. So this, to me, is a representation of that in a very couture way. And, like you said, I always make a statement,” she said in a red carpet interview.
One Million Moms, a group known for its protests and boycotts, published a petition on their website Tuesday saying the commercial is way too heavy on sexual innuendos and far too light on chocolaty goodness.
“This song is about sex, and the lyrics are extremely offensive. The song includes a word for male genitalia that is bleeped out by an elephant trumpet: ‘If ya got a big (phrrrrr), let me search it.’ Everyone knows children repeat what they hear.”
“Eric Trump has declined to press charges but said, ‘For a party that preaches tolerance, this once again demonstrates they have very little civility.'”
“Barbra Streisand may have played a ‘funny girl’ back in the 60s, but not everyone was laughing when she tweeted a gory political cartoon over the weekend. The Oscar-winning singer and actor took to Twitter to share a political cartoon of Nancy Pelosi’s heel piercing Donald Trump’s bloody body.”
“Shannon Watts noted that out of the 13 people on the committee, 10 of the lawmakers were men and five of them chose to add jewelry to their suit and tie combo. She believes the messaging behind the pearls was clear — to mock advocates who they believe are simply “clutching their pearls” in performance outrage.”
“After rhyming with the suit-wearing reps, the person wearing the fentanyl spray costume takes off the get-up revealing himself as vice president of sales Alec Burlakoff. He then lets out an energized scream before reciting the catchy hook in what looks to be his home.”
“I know this is a controversial thing to say now in today’s America, but being fat is a bad thing,” Maher said. “We shouldn’t taunt people about it and overeating shouldn’t be singled out as the only vice…but there’s no smoking acceptance. There’s no drunk acceptance. When did it become taboo in this country to talk about getting healthy?”
“As a victim of Columbine, I am appalled,” a commenter wrote. “This is disgusting. You can draw awareness another way but don’t you dare make money off of our tragedy.”
“Not only have we had the conversation — we have yearly trips to the gynecologist to check her hymen,” T.I. said. “So we’ll go and sit down and the doctor comes and talk, and the doctor’s maintaining a high level of professionalism. He’s like, ‘You know, sir, I have to, in order to share information — I’m like, ‘Deyjah, they want you to sign this so we can share information. Is there anything you would not want me to know? See, Doc? Ain’t no problem.’”
Thank you for all the clicks, comments, and votes this year. Bring on more Funny or Offensive conversations in 2020!