im laghing so hard at this
i love how reporters try so hard to understand tumblr
Getting famous for bragging about sex before an anonymous audience of millions is the new American dream. It’s capitalism in its purest form. It’s the free market doing what it does. And [KAT STACKS] online persona was more American than Betsy Ross eating a Big Mac at a gun range without health insurance. Going from a hard-knock life of horror to internet fame and popularity might not be as traditional as starting a business and sending your kids to college, but clearly, Herrera had determination, smarts, and a sense of entrepreneurship—values praised by Democrats and Republicans alike.
As Herrera sat in an immigration holding center waiting for her one-way flight to Caracas, a group of DREAM activists created an online petition that focused on her troubled life as a victim of sex trafficking and turned the infamous Kat Stacks persona into a positive by arguing that hers was a narrative of victimhood and empowerment, which embodied the struggle many undocumented immigrants and sex trafficking victims face.
“Kat Stacks—or Andrea Herrera, her real name—was a victim of her circumstances who overcame those circumstances by empowering herself and other people,” said Prerna Lal, one of the founders of DreamActivist.org, the group behind the petition. “She fought against her situation, and she shouldn’t have been penalized for fighting back.”
The idea that Herrera was talking shit about rappers in YouTube videos as a way to fight back against the people who abused and trafficked her sounds strange. And no doubt many of Herrera’s online detractors will LOL at such a claim. But others have argued it’s no different than what some rappers do when they brag about sexual conquests in their lyrics—Herrera just didn’t have a beat behind her when she did it.
The next time in court, Herrera’s past was closely considered, including a missing-children’s report from when she was kidnapped at age 14 and evidence that she was forced into prostitution. According to Herrera, this is what they didn’t do the first time around.
“All of that should have played in court, and they should have made the decision to protect the victim and not persecute them,” she told me. “But instead of doing that, they tried to deport me for entertainment videos.”
why does this dolphin look like it knows something i don’t
im fucking crying. how the hell you this ugly?
I’m crying again
he looks like the thing you put your foot in at a shoe store to see what your size is
You know, because of the heavily psychological themes in Silent Hill, the idea that it looks different to each individual…nothing has scared me more in the ENTIRE series than that ONE line from Vincent.
That was the moment I went, 「oh, SHIT.」
It calls to mind so many different ideas.
What does Silent Hill look like to him?
What does Silent Hill ACTUALLY look like?
What are we actually fighting?
What if we’re killing PEOPLE?
What if the monsters aren’t real, and we’re going around slaughtering real people? Maybe even other people trapped in Silent Hill just like us? What if they attack us because WE look like the monsters to them?
What if we’re the real monster.
could u not
★ Who is your favourite villain?
THE SHADE OF IT ALL
DAAAAAAAAAMN JOHN CHO.
oh my god
The white people with their nervous laughing made me crack up when I watched the video
ALRIGHT SO IT’S 2:30 IN THE MORNING AND I WAS JUST ABOUT TO FALL ASLEEP AND THEN I SAT UP AND ALMOST SCREAMED BECAUSE I WAS STRUCK WITH REALIZATION AND I DISCOVERED THE ULTIMATE TRUTH OF THE UNIVERSE
TELETUBBIES ARE CALLED TELETUBBIES BECAUSE THEY HAVE TELEVISIONS IN THEIR STOMACHS