Cenk’s coverage on Syria is so ridiculously short-sided and limited in scope. smh
The fact Cenk Uygur is getting attention because his rant regarding the fashion industry is so ridiculous
First and foremost I have to say the fact THIS story is getting so much attention from people shows the ridiculous culture of society that has their head so stuck up their ass in the fashion industry that when the host of a predominately political internet show mentions something that honestly shouldn’t be an issue at ALL will it be noticed. People give so much more of a fuck what someone said about a model, who apparently isn’t allowed to be subjected to being criticized based on their appearance when they are on a fuckin fashion magazine, than things that actually matter (which TYT does quite a bit of coverage of).
Cenk CLEARLY clarified that the context of which that particular shoot is what made the model looked disgusting and whatever else he said. And he obviously has great respect that she’s a hardworking individual. The point he was making, which wasn’t even remotely close to “thin-shaming” was meant to criticize the image of what is supposed to be attractive always being portrayed as being skinny. Ironically all these people who keep telling people to love their bodies and all that shit get mad when Cenk is criticizing the very issue that the fashion industry are pushing those standards for how you need to look like.
The only possible criticism that can be given is the clear observation that Cenk’s own tastes seeped through in his rant and his follow-up response. But hey, we’re all human, we have our views and perceptions. Get the hell over it. I’ll end my rant on that note, which probably isn’t a good one. Message me about my privilege or whatever the fuck else that is brainwashing my views.
The Cenk Uyger interview on Alex Jones’ show is actually a really good conversation. Even though I have massive disagreements with Jones.
Edit: Jones’ aftermath talk was annoying as hell. Cenk wasn’t ‘making excuses’ for anyone and he never talked about how the government ‘loves us’. I lose respect for media figures who make claims about another person’s views right after they left the show.