Who could not blog about the raging topic-of-the-week? Ms. Griffith, the outspoken, self-proclaimed D-List comedian, appears to have shot herself in the foot with this sick message.
In fact, many say it reminds them of ISIS beheading individuals. Be that as it may, did she cut herself out of a wonderful career? Oh sorry, poor choice of words; shot, cut etc. given the subject of her rant; a severed head.
But what is correct in the social media world, which is now under ‘digital surveillance?’ Think about that – digital surveillance, according to Mr. Levin of The Guardian, is racially biased.
Case in point, let’s look at Mr. Peralta now. In his case, he was jailed for his Facebook comment after responding to another who posted he was “choked” and “slammed” by a peace officer, according to The Guardian. Mr. Peralta said, “Wow, brother they wanna hit our general. It’s time to strike back. Let’s burn the [mf’s] house down.” He was subsequently arrested for threats to kill law enforcement.
Can you see where all this is going? This is exactly the thrust of this blog. Here, we have a tale of two people who apparently got caught up in the daily buzz. In Peralta’s case, he stated, “He didn’t even mean it.” Whereas, in Ms. Griffith’s case, she obviously meant it. In fact, it was purported she told Tyler Shield, the famed, edgy TMZ photographer, that both “would need to move to Mexico once the pics got released, for fear they’d be thrown in prison.” In fact, one did go to jail (Peralta) and one didn’t, but one’s career (Ms. Griffith) was reduced in an instant.
In closing, is there a moral to this blog? Does a comedian’s intent override an activist’s/musician’s intent? Well, we know the jury is still out on Kathy. Will she be prosecuted? Should she be prosecuted in some form? Watch this video and you decide.
By Sharla Esparza
The video is very graphic and disturbing