RAINBOW ZOMBIE MONKEY ON A UNICORN!
DAE geek nerd coolsplosion awesomesauce?
Computer Tesla cat go MEOW to fatties!
— The Oatmeal
Yesterday, Matthew Inman, who runs The Oatmeal, posted a comic saying why he hit certain keyboard keys (riveting material). In the last panel, the original line went “Every time the internet does not perform as expected, I rape the shit out of my F5 key.” The image went like this:
He has since hidden the comic from any site navigation, but this link still works.
Complaints started rolling in, and, angry that his every RANDOM!! thought wasn’t being worshipped, Inman replaced the last panel with this:
Thanks to @mattlanger for the image.
Here’s the thing — everyone fucks up at some point or another. Some, especially those who may have more privilege than others, just aren’t exposed to people who find certain terms and attitudes offensive. We all get that.
But here’s how Matt Inman turned this into a shitstorm. »