Editor’s note: Lamont Mann is a frequent contributor to Houston Sports and Stuff.
By LAMONT MANN
Just when I think our society can’t get any dumber, I log on to Twitter. Yesterday, comedian Steve Martin tweeted the following:
Steve Martin made the mistake of calling an attractive female attractive in America. The online community scorched him. The backlash was so bad, Martin deleted his tweet. From what I observed, feminists felt his remarks were sexist.
At this point, all I can do is laugh and shake my head. This is beyond petty; people are living to be offended. I was happy to see the online community reverse courses. In the span of 12 hours, the sentiment changed in support of Martin’s Tweet because most logical people didn’t see anything wrong with a male tweeting about his friend.
Then there are ass clowns like Charlie Sheen. When you have been diagnosed with HIV and known for living a destructive life, the last thing you need to do is wish death upon someone.
Never in my life can I remember a person with AIDS or HIV getting roasted as bad as Sheen. Usually, we sympathized with carriers of the disease but the gloves were totally off. The twitter community absolutely destroyed Sheen.
I am not sure if Sheen was drunk or high but he miscalculated. No matter how much you disagree with a politician, once you go to death wishes, expect backlash.
I’ve seen people call on the Secret Service and FBI to investigate him for threatening the President. That’s insane and silly, it was not a threat. If America gets into the business of investigating people for dumb comments, social media would be dead.