My King refused to watch Mean Girls. So everyday I would post a mean girls quote on his page until he watched it. I’m kind of a dick like that. One day I posted the above meme. His mom’s BFF got super mad and had this this say
To which I responded with the following:
I’m not exactly sure what parts of the meme are qualified as shit that Nic shouldn’t approve of. It’s axiomatic that the best modern humor has been derived from offensive, stereotypes, politically incorrect and taboo topics. The meme is not just an attempt at humor derived from a movie quote to belittle Michelle Bachmann. The meme addresses the more serious social, political and cultural perceptions that are prevalent within our society. The movie Mean Girls, while intended as a teen comedy, was based on the non-fiction book Queen Bees and Wannabes. The book is a guide for parents of teenage girls to help navigate the damaging effects of cliques, gossip, stereotypes, and interpersonal relationships, which is the main theme of Mean Girls. The movie opens with the protagonist, Cady Heron narrating that she is finally going to her first day of real school. She is the daughter of two zoologists who have home schooled her in Africa for the last 15 years. She directly addresses the initial judgment society holds when confronted with hearing someone is/has been homeschooled. “I know what you’re thinking, Home school kids are freaks” the movie cuts to an overly excited antisocial nerd girl, and Cady continues “Or that we are overly religious or something.” the movie cuts to the children (whose image you see on the meme) where one says “And on the 3rd day God created the Remington bolt action rifle to kill the dinosaurs… And the homosexuals. Amen” Now, this taken as a serious statement is rightfully offensive, but it’s a typical display of the normal and inaccurate perceptions associated with homeschooling and overly religious. The childrens appearance and speech is purposefully made to demonstrate a lower socioeconomic status. The disheveled appearance, flannel, anti science, homophobic and clinging to their guns mentality. The meme itself, is an example of popular culture amalgamating political and social issues into a complex observation on Michelle Bachmann’s personal life, political policies and beliefs. Michelle Bachmann homeschooled her five biological children, her use of Generation Joshua- A group of politically activated homeschooled kids – were credited with her re-election to congress. She has a firm Evangelical religious stance, where she has promoted creationism only teachings, supports a constitutional ban on homosexual marriage, and pro gun legislation. She is essentially being mocked as the overly religious homeschooled stereotype.
She never responded to me.
Don’t fuck with Mean Girls.
Best. Movie. Ever.
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