The Don Imus Experience—Smell the Glove, Bitches

You put a greased naked woman on all fours with a dog collar around her neck, and a leash, and a man’s arm extended out up to here, holding onto the leash, and pushing a black glove in her face to sniff it. You don’t find that offensive? You don’t find that sexist?

The intro is much longer than the point here.

I don’t know how closely any of you follow the always bizarre goings on in my homeland, so I’ll start this with a little background.

Don Imus, American talkback radio gasbag, recently referred to the New Jersey state university’s women’s basketball team (who happen to be predominantly “African-American) as “nappy headed hos” on his nationally broadcast and cable TV simulcast show. This, in and of itself, is not so surprising. He has a history of this reprehensible behaviour.

What I find horrific is the rise to his defence by many mainstream pundits.

But this (shorter version) is on an entirely different wavelength and simply blows my mind:

It’s not that bad because it all started with the rap music

Yes ladies and gentlemen, I saw it on TV and read it on the internets: gangsa’ rap is the music responsible for Don Imus’ misogyny . . . and his racism too.

The quote at the top was a spoof . . . of shit like this:

Last I checked Scorpions (et al, for christ sake) were neither African nor even American. Popular music, black and white, has a very well documented history of this shit. It isn’t new. I’m not condoning any of it, but give me a fucking break. Rap music has as much to do with Imus’ sexism and racism as Animal Magnetism has to do with my desire to fuck my dog.

(Carol and Don do not own a dog, and no animals were harmed in the writing of this post)

One thought on “The Don Imus Experience—Smell the Glove, Bitches

  1. Of course who could forget the cover to Spinal Tap’s mythical albulm. So offensive that it was released as a totally blank black cover.

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