Today we live in a hyper sensitive society that making a simple statement can be twisted into something that was malicious.
Watching your words that closely is ridiculous and creates a society of pansies.
People should get offended. It’s good character building.
So what did Christ Pratt do or say that he had to make an elaborate apology for?
Pratt had the audacity to post a video on Instagram telling his fans to “turn up the volume” and “listen”.
Shock and awe, people!
How DARE HE?!
That post offended some of his hearing impaired fans which forced him to send out a follow up post.
Instagram does this thing where it mutes all the videos it shows and forces you to turn on the volume in order to hear them. (maybe because most people are watching those videos at work when they should be working and don’t want to get caught. I know that’s when I do it. ?) So when I made a video recently with subtitles, and requested that people turn up the volume and not just “read the subtitles” it was so people wouldn’t scroll past the video on mute, thus watching and digesting the information in the video. HOWEVER, I realize now doing so was incredibly insensitive to the many folks out there who depend on subtitles. More than 38 million Americans live with some sort of hearing disability. So I want to apologize. I have people in my life who are hearing-impaired, and the last thing in the world I would want to do is offend them or anybody who suffers from hearing loss or any other disability. So truly from the bottom of my heart I apologize. Thanks for pointing this out to me. In the future I’ll try to be a little less ignorant about it. Now… I know some of you are going to say, “Hey! Chris only apologized because his publicist made him!” Well. That is not the case. As always I control my social media. Nobody else. And I am doing this because I’m actually really sorry. Apologies are powerful. I don’t dole them out Willy-Nilly. This is one of those moments where I screwed up and here’s me begging your pardon. I hope you accept my apology. And on that note. Why doesn’t Instagram have some kind of technology to automatically add subtitles to its videos? Or at least the option. I did a little exploring and it seems lacking in that area. Shouldn’t there be an option for closed captioning or something? I’ve made them lord knows how much money with my videos and pictures. Essentially sharing myself for free. I know they profit. So… GET ON IT INSTAGRAM!!! Put closed captioning on your app. #CCinstaNow
Pratt is a classy guy and would naturally want to make sure his fans didn’t feel ill treated.
But to be offended by his original post is the exact result of the PC bullsh*t that has been forced down Americans’ throats by the left.
People, stop being so thin skinned. Not everyone is out to ‘offend’ you.
Get over yourself.