December 12, 2019
This chick might have Tourettes, but she does have a point: we should kill the Jews.
This is the funniest thing that’s happened since a Saudi soldier being trained to fly planes by the US military shot up the base.
I ❤️ Sweet Anita.
Cancel culture has found a new target to be offended by, someone who literally can’t help what they say.
Sweet Anita is a streamer on Twitch who has amassed an audience of almost 600,000 people. Part of her popularity stems from her openness with Tourettes. She’s been able to juxtapose her charming personality with the often vile utterances her condition causes her to express, and this in turn has allowed her to educate fans about a neurodevelopmental disability that many would otherwise only know from jokes in movies and on TV.
I know she has tourettes but holy fuck pic.twitter.com/r3goxOovQr
— Jeffthrow ❼ (@JeffThrow) December 9, 2019
Recently though, outrage culture decided to step up its game, and Anita became a target for a conglomerate of offense-seekers who have decided context no longer matters, and that those who speak bad words must be extinguished from the public eye.
After experiencing a particularly bad tic during a livestream earlier this week, Anita blurted out the phrase “kill the Jews!” before covering up her mouth with her hand in evident horror at her inability to control what she just said.
Social media and various comment sections came alight with coordinated calls for her cancellation. In now deleted tweets, another popular streamer openly called for Twitch to deplatform Anita over what she said.
Imagine being so shitty you try to use your audience of 53k to cancel a streamer cuz she said a naughty word due to Tourettes. I fucking despise cancel culture.
She wasnt espousing hatred you dense fool. pic.twitter.com/YO0Aj5CNu1
— Sophia (Narwhal) Narwitz (@SophNar0747) December 10, 2019
As anyone familiar Tourettes will know, some people suffering from it battle a severe version of a symptom called Coprolalia. For those unaware, it heavily affects an area of the brain called the Basal Ganglia, which is tied into the language and emotion centers. The placement of the condition forces those with the disability to make involuntary sounds, to which as evidenced in the clip linked above, can come out as offensive phrases and slurs.
The reasoning such specifically offensive language is spewed is because sufferers are aware of what the most socially unacceptable words are, and due to the high emotions and stigmas often associated with such slurs, they are for lack of a better word, ‘stored’ within an emotional realm. It’s why when some people are mad they express terms they might not otherwise ever utter. It’s very much an emotional process. Try paying attention to whatever curse word you yell the next time you hit a thumb with a hammer.
Solid advice from RT.
But I already know what I yell when I hit my thumb with a hammer:
“Kill the Jews.”
It’s the same thing I say when I don’t hit my thumb with a hammer.