It’s time for another ‘Seriously?!’

Welcome to another episode of “Seriously?”

Not too long ago, I wrote a post about all of the nonsense surrounding the allegations toward a certain comedian (hint — he’s known for his jello). The actual incident is not the nonsense I am referring to, but specific to how people are reacting to the plaintiff, specifically with victim-blaming.

Once again, I am not saying that one thing is true or not true, I am simply commenting on the reaction that is most recent from the media. And as a disclaimer, I do personally, work in the media field, but I am separating myself from my work, and opinion.

I’ll keep this brief. I just heard on the news that this comedian is saying he was wrong to be named and should have remained a John Doe until a court decided whether or not to have a trial. I’m not dissing the laws in California, which basically states that if someone comes forward, then the accusations remain with a pseudo name until it moves on legally.

OK, so here is my beef — I understand the law, and I am not saying it’s wrong or right, but seriously?? This comedian is now complaining, not that there are allegations against him, but the fact that his name was used, thus putting the blame back on the plaintiff.

All I’m gonna say is — seriously? Once again, when the media handles this coverage and the public is responding, it all comes back down to “slut shaming” or victim blaming. Seriously — can we not?!

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2 thoughts on “It’s time for another ‘Seriously?!’

  1. Gail

    Makes me fucking sick to my stomach. John Doe. No!
    Sorry for using the F word on your blog- my mother taught me better- I ache for the girls/women who suffered this indignity. Rape is hell.

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  2. May I Be... Post author

    Gail, you never have to apologize. Sometimes, fuck is the only word that captures the feeling, especially with anger! I say it all the time ha! I know, I agree. It is very saddening and makes me mad. And as someone who was sexually assaulted, I totally get it.

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