Step aside, Chelsea Handler, because you don’t get to be the dumbest person at the party anymore! I’m referring, of course, to the party where we only talk about 12 Years A Slave, at which someone invariably makes themselves look and/or sound like an idiot.
A couple days ago, Chelsea used the fact that Lupita Nyong’oÂ won Best Supporting Actress for the film to plug her bookÂ Uganda Be Kidding Me. (While taking over the Huffington PostÂ Twitter, which is why it was posted from that account and not her own.)Â Yes that’s right — Chelsea Handler has a book coming out namedÂ Uganda Be Kidding Me. I’d tell you when its released, but I’m not super interested in promoting a pun that shitty. I think it sets a bad precedent for any old phrase thinking it can be the title of a book just because it has a pun in it. I’m trying to protect our future.
â€” Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) March 3, 2014
But regardless, we don’t have to talk about how dumb Chelsea’s tweet is anymore, because someone did something even dumber, and decidedly more racist. A newspaper calledÂ The Daily BreezeÂ created a headline announcing thatÂ 12 Years A SlaveÂ won Best Picture, and it went a little something like this:
I just…no. No, we mustn’t do that. Let’s just not do that at all. Surely we can find another headline to blare right above a photo with DirectorÂ Steve McQueenÂ and a bunch of other white producers from a film that takes an uncomfortably hard look at race relations. Surely there was someone in your newsroom who thought this was a bad idea.
No? Nobody? Well okay. I don’t know about all your talk about the slave becoming the master, but it’s definitely time for the teacher to become the student, because it’s pretty clear that you guys are in dire need of an education on political correctness. Jeepers.