MTV Australia is in some hot water after making comments that were deemed ‘offensive’ and ‘disgusting’ during a brief moment of dialogue between Eva Longoria and America Ferrara last night during the Golden Globes.
Longoria and Ferrara’s bit was actually one of the funnier back-and-forths of the night, calling attention to Hollywood’s indifferent interchangeability with actresses of Latin descent.
“Hi, I’m Eva Longoria, not Eva Mendes,” said Longoria.
“And hi, I’m America Ferrera, not Gina Rodriguez,” said Ferrera, who was falsely identified as the Jane the Virgin star on the official Golden Globes Twitter account, according to People.
Odds are, MTV Australia handed over the Golden Globe reigns to some drunk, eager intern looking to leave his footprint on the night’s social media windstorm.
MTV Australia immediately deleted the tweet after it was posted and swiftly apologized.
I know I’m in no position to have any dissenting opinion on social justice outrage considering I’m a white, upper-middle class man whose biggest discrimination may be being turned away from the bar because I’m not wearing pants, but I guess its my job to weigh in here–even if I’m not qualified or no one asked.
My rule of thumb for tweeting offensive shit is simple: if it’s funny, I’ve got no problem. Laughter is the best medicine, even for simplistic, general statements about an entire race. If it’s not funny and it’s only offensive, then you’re a humorless dickface. 0-2.
Gotta give them credit for not saying their account was hacked, though. Good work facing the music, you racist fucks.