Fresh off his demented obsession with women, and trans women, and what is a woman, and making a whole dumb-ass movie in which he demands that he be provided with a neat, pat definition of a woman (and getting upset because no one could give him an adequate one, which ought to have told him that his tidy binary premise was false), Matt Walsh has found a new cause célèbre. He’s unhappy with a Disney remake of the Little Mermaid because…
Daily Wire host says it is unscientific to cast a Black person as a mermaid: “From a scientific perspective, it doesn't make a lot of sense to have someone with darker skin who lives deep in the ocean”https://t.co/0tnbMQbC2t pic.twitter.com/VxALDQTjOi
— Jason Campbell (@JasonSCampbell) September 14, 2022
You know what else is unscientific? Mermaids. Period.
At the same time, he tries to argue that the appearance of mythical creatures like mermaids is a reflection of the culture, not necessarily a scientifically valid truth. Maybe mermaids are just a cultural artifact, like centaurs or trolls or gods, Mr Walsh. Get over yourself. You’re just reaching for justifications to excuse your bigotry.
It would be reassuring if I could just dismiss Matt Walsh as a deeply stupid person, but I’m afraid the evidence so far is that he is definitely a hateful bigot.
He’s also a useful example to illustrate how reason and science can be twisted into bogus rationalizations for unreasonable and unscientific and even wicked conclusions.
Right on schedule, now Walsh is claiming it was all a “joke”.
Matt Walsh is pretending he was just kidding about the mermaids crap. It’s a wink and a nod to his racist doorknob base while maintaining plausible deniability because he’s such a clever little boy. He’s a punk. Not smart. Masking his insecurities and weak chin with a neckbeard. pic.twitter.com/kvS9zo4GDU
— ⚓️Imani Two-Kitchens Gandy⚓️ (@AngryBlackLady) September 15, 2022
Was I supposed to laugh?