It was funny right until ‘everyone with a myspace acount can read..’. After that kind of weird and indeed maybe fake. Who shoots someone with a paintball gun for this? And who whines for getting written up?
Don’t bitch about “casual racism” being evil. You’re not even Asian. If you were, you would be driving poorly and doing well in Math class… not sitting here on lamebook. Therefore, you need to lighten up, before I lighten you up!
I agree with skokeloor #10. After the myspace comment it got weird… and yeah, honestly, it took 20 minutes to go to this guy’s house, get shot by a paintball gun, come home and log back onto facebook? Unless they’re next door neighbors or something, that’s doubtful.
When he starts the “calm down or I won’t let you copy my homework again,” it’s like a bad sitcom script. Just weird in general. Are they quoting from some movie I don’t know about?
I think it’s also suspicious that Patrick comments ONE MINUTE after Michael posted his status.. it’s an afwul big coincidence that Patrick sees his status right away.. unless he only has one Facebook-friend, what are the odds?
And someone also seems to have ‘printscreened’ it only four minutes after the discussion is over..
Calling someone an “illiterate Asian” and then saying “the other Asian bitch” will let him copy his maths homework is, without a doubt, intended as racism. There was no need to even mention the fact that anyone was Asian, it’s pretty obvious what he’s doing.
Although I do believe this is fake, it’s too blasé especially at the end, so we can probably let him off for the racism as it’s blatantly between friends who don’t actually mean it.
I can understand where you’re coming from, and all, but “Asian” is being lumped in with nasty racial slurs.
I guess I just see a HUGE difference.
If he would have said something nasty like “illiterate g**k” I would see the point.
@41 while I agree that bringing up the fact that the person was Asian is not necessary, calling someone an “illiterate Asian” does not in any way imply that the person believes all Asians are illiterate. It implies that the person is Asian and illiterate, nothing more.
He called his friend an illiterate Asian; you were the one who interpreted that to be a slur against Asian people fullstop – which says more about you and your perceptions of racism than it does the guy in question.
Outside of that, if he’d called him an illiterate fatso, or an illiterate ginger, something like that, you wouldn’t give a shit.
On the Asian thing…I’m Asian I wasn’t offended. They’re clearly mates having a dig at each other. Meh, no biggie, the Asian kid clearly doesn’t care what the spoilt brat white kid is saying and it looks like the Asian kid handed the white kid his arse on a platter anyway.
I’m sure it’s all these nerd kids sitting on their PC’s having a “virtual” fight, but the imagery of the spoilt brat white kid wandering up to the Asian kid’s house like a hardarse then getting shot is just too funny…I do believe in fairies, I do, I do.
I’m sorry. I just don’t see the racism/hatred in these dorks comments that have gotten some of you so worked up. My best friend is a lesbian. I call her a “d*ke” and she calls me a “c*cksucker”. There is no hatred intended in our remarks, & since Patrick didn’t call Michael a racist, I would say that he is ok with these remarks & it is a part of their quirky friendship.
BTW, thanks Lamebook for adding to the quality time I spend with my husband. I choked on my drink at the “Hogwarts” comment & my husband asked what was so funny. Now we’re perusing the site together & giggling like a couple of potheads at a Kevin Smith film.
@tweakers I would consider those derogatory statements about a class of people (specifically Ginger and fat) which is also not something you should do. You seriously need to reconsider your view if you can’t see why “illiterate Asian” is a racist remark.