That headline may seem like clickbait, but it’s just the opposite. It is the most literal interpretation of what is happening, so credit to me for sticking to the facts.
We’ve officially lost the plot, ladies and gentlemen.
We’re still deluding ourselves with the idea that total virtue is the only virtue, reducing people to their least agreeable assertions or weakest moments to the point where we can’t even watch Ellen gift a studio audience with a trip to Aruba without feeling dirty about it.
Would you trade this moment for Ellen to allow an intern a lunch break? You would not.
Next victim: Melissa McCarthy
McCarthy was forced into a video apology for supporting a charity that is allegedly anti-abortion and anti-LGBTQ, claims the charity itself denies in plain view on its website.
Exodus Cry is an evangelical organization dedicated to ending sex trafficking around the world. And while I personally wouldn’t shudder at the word “evangelical,” I am a human with a brain who understands that sexual violence and exploitation is an epidemic worth eradicating, even if its founder Benjamin Nolot has a history of making anti-abortion and anti-LGBTQ comments.
Here’s a totally neutered McCarthy apologizing to a group of people who have zero concept of the word ‘intent.’
“Hi there. It has come to our attention that our ’20 Days of Kindness,’ which is a kindness hub that we started to shine a light on 20 great charities, had one in there that, there’s no other way to say it, we blew it. We made a mistake and we backed a charity that upon proper vetting stands for everything that we do not.”
“I want to thank everyone on social media who said, ‘What are you doing? Are you sure you want to back this?’ because the answer is, no, we do not,” she said. “We have pulled it. We are so incredibly grateful for you ringing the bell and helping us be better. We’re sorry for our mistake. Oh boy, are we are sorry for it. Can’t believe that we missed it.”
Welcome to 2020. Where giving to charity is a cancelable offense.
Excuse me while I hop in my Toyota Corolla in my garage and put the engine on with the windows up until I drift off to sleep forever. Have fun with this racket.