The Colbert Report: September 22, 2014
The Redskins Nation citizens eagerly signed up, most of them knowing that they might be mocked in their interview with correspondent Jason Jones. But several hours into the Sept. 13 taping of the yet-to-air episode, the fans, all from Virginia, said they were suddenly confronted by a larger group of Native American activists — all of whom were in on the showdown prearranged by “The Daily Show.”
The encounter at a Dupont Circle hotel was so tense that an Alexandria fan said she left in tears and felt so threatened that she later called the police. She has told “The Daily Show” to leave her out of the segment but doesn’t know whether the producers will comply.
“This goes way beyond mocking. Poking fun is one thing, but that’s not what happened,” said Kelli O’Dell, 56, a former teacher who lives in Alexandria and doesn’t watch the show regularly. “It was disingenuous. The Native Americans accused me of things that were so wrong. I felt in danger. I didn’t consent to that. I am going to be defamed.”
If only the Native American activists protesting the racist R**** mascot knew what it was like to be falsely misrepresented and endangered without their consent, and defamed. They’d want to call the police, too.
In her essay "I’m Leaving!" White fragility in Racial Dialogues, Robin J. DiAngelo writes: ”fragility coupled with privilege will result in a response of resistance, indulgence in emotional incapacitation, exiting, or a combination of these.”
And they say people protesting the R**** mascot are the ones who are “too sensitive.”
Fans of the team say they were misled after being confronted by activists on a yet-to-air show.
this article is trying SO HARD to be supportive of the ignorant turds who think that using a racial slur as a team name is ‘honoring them’ but oh man, no amount of spin doctoring can make these people not look racist and entitled
especially this lady, who takes the whiny white person award for the day:
“This goes way beyond mocking. Poking fun is one thing, but that’s not what happened,” said Kelli O’Dell, 56… “It was disingenuous. The Native Americans accused me of things that were so wrong. I felt indanger.I didn’t consent to that. I am going to be defamed.”
apparently being called on racist horseshit is now ‘being defamed’ hahaha ok but then it gets better
O’Dell said she felt trapped. “I was told that I was ‘psychologically damaging Native American children,’ and every time we tried to say something, we got cut off,” she said.
god forbid that the actual native people get talking priority in this discussion oh no how threatening. it’s almost as threatening as a racial slur that started as a slang word for a trophy kept for murdering your racial group oh wait
O’Dell said she e-mailed Polidoro asking that her consent waiver be destroyed, but he wrote back saying: “…we can’t destroy any releases & we have consent to air everything we shot.”
Two days later, O’Dell said she called D.C. police and tried to submit a police report, but authorities told her no crime had been committed.
help 911 I fucked up and signed a waiver giving a tv studio permission to put my racist bullshit on blast
And note that folks dont ever take the time to educate themselves. A 2 second Google search would solve problems but folks would rather whinge about how mean the marginalized group is being to them…
i’m still confused edward but it’s cool
You know she regrets this lmao
THIS IS THE BEST VIDEO I HAVE EVER WATCHED