She's an example of a widely used and very well-recognized stereotype that has been a fixture on television for a very long time without any notable complaint.
I don't recall Jackie and Kelso - two dumb brunettes - generating any complaints either. Which is rather my point - it's not politically incorrect to make fun of brunettes and redheads, either. Everyone is fair game.
Neither is GCB, as far as I can tell.
You don't think Good Christian Bitches/Bells is about Christians
Sure, there's been dumb redheads and dumb brunettes on TV as well, but it's never become a stereotype.
So what? It's been done; no one is saying it's not PC to portray redheads and brunettes as dumb.
Either you misread something, or you're trying to put words in my mouth. I never said blondes are the only targets of this sort of thing.
And I didn't say that you said blondes were "the only target;" I said, correctly, that you said blondes are the only acceptable targets.
I mentioned blondes as an obvious counter-example to Shady's claim that Christians are the only acceptable targets for this sort of thing.
FYI, Shady was referring to religions - not the world at large. Your bringing up blondes is really comparing apples to oranges, but I found in interesting in light of the fact that you have gone off about blondes being unfairly portrayed - and how there's nothing funny about it. I just find it rather ironic that you would in turn criticize Christians for not liking the same thing - and claim that they think they are "crucified" because they speak out about it
The point is not that blondes *are* the only targets, but rather that Christians *are not* the only targets. That should have been obvious.
What should be obvious is that lots of people are targeted for different things, but this issue is strictly in regards to religion.
The point is not arguing that blondes are persecuted, but rather disputing Shady's claim that Christians are persecuted.
I'm arguing your claim that Christians who speak out against Christians being portrayed in such a manner are no different from your speaking out about the portrayal of blondes. You are the one who said that Christians are persecuted in America, and from what I can tell, your claim is based on Christians speaking out against negative portrayals of Christians exactly as you have spoken out against negative portrayals of blondes. So I'll ask you again - would you use the word "persecuted" to describe yourself - and if not, why do you use it against like minded Christians?
Do we "walk on eggshells" around other religions?
No. Not at all. People, networks, tv shows are portraying Muslims negatively all the time without any criticism at all. The media can portray Muhammad anyway they chose, and not a word is said.
I agree that people walk on eggshells around the Jews... one misstep and you get called a Nazi or the KKK. But other religions, I'm not seeing it.
Perhaps you should open your eyes.
And Newt can certainly use this to try and portray himself as a defender of Christians... anything to revive his failing campaign. And the "One Million Moms" can certainly try and create a boycott.
He, and they, certainly can.
And I'll laugh at them for it. Media portrayals of Christians are generally very positive... but along comes GCB and suddenly they think they're martyrs. It's funny, that's what it is.
That's not the only thing that's funny.