Ric Delgado is a writer formerly of the New Times in South Florida. The New Times are the equivalent to The Village Voice in NYC. It’s the top alternative News Source in South Florida. I’ve befriended a few writers from the New Times and around the country. I figure if they are ballsy enough to write an article about my rebellious, anti society music then we are some what on the same page. I try to keep up with all the writers that wrote articles about me just to show my gratitude towards them. They’re all very cool people in my book so when something bad happens to any of my writer buddies I try to support them.
This story starts off with Ric Delgado being asked by the New Times to write an article with sarcastic, and potentially offensive humor. Ric’s sense of humor is sarcastic and offensive so this was something he had no problem doing. He wrote an article about pleasantly plump female musicians he wants to bang or have sex with. The editor of the New Times thought it was funny and she published the article. Then all hell broke lose. Tons of blogs and writers around the country ripped Ric for his offensive humor. There was even blogs put together to get Ric fired and to complain to the New Times Headquarters which is the Village Voice. To make a long story short Ric was blamed for the whole thing and was fired from his job as a writer for the New Times.
Before I get to all the things wrong with this let’s go through the article. Just a warning if you are a chunky chick you might get offended. I will just go through some quotes people had huge issues with. the first one is:
“The entertainment industry may be the most shallow industry in the world, and for that fact alone, bigger girls who manage to make it have sex appeal times a million.”
We live in a screwed up society and it sucks that things are like this but there’s no denying that this is the truth. The entertainment industry is shallow and successful big girls do have more sex appeal the same way men who are successful have more sex appeal. I try not to live this way but it’s still an unspoken truth about our society and if you deny this then you are blind to the world we live in. Another quote is:
“If we were dating Ditto, we’d happily cheer for her in the first row of Gossip concerts, patiently waiting for her to finish her set with towel and vanilla ice cream in hand.”
This is obviously a joke. No one is going to be literally waiting in a concert with ice cream in their hand so they can give it to a big musician coming off stage. It’s silly to take this comment or any of this article literally. If you did take this literally then there’s a chance you might be way to sensitive for your own good and you should work on your sense of humor. Another joke is:
“It doesn’t matter how big Simpson gets; she stays as dumb and sexy as ever. Any man would happily give up everything to live with Simpson in a trailer and feed her KFC Blackjack Sandwiches.”
He’s referring to Jessica Simpsons pregnancy and yes it’s undeniably a joke. Once again if you took this joke literally then there’s a chance you are ultra sensitive and you might need to work on your sense of humor. Obviously Jessica Simpson wouldn’t be living in a trailer and eating KFC Black Jack Sandwiches. And Jessica Simpson portrayed herself as a cliche dumb blond on TV. I’m not saying she is dumb but that’s the image she made for herself. This is reality. Another quote is:
“Can we all be in agreement that the recently rounder and more Snookieesque Aguilera is sexier than when she was an 85-pound waif?”
Yes, I agree. Some people pointed out that this is offensive to fat women and skinny women. Really? Are you that sensitive that you will fish for insults when they are not there? Look there is logic behind a skinny women being unattractive. Super slender women look unhealthy. Unhealthiness is generally not attractive. Christina Aguilera does look waaaaaay better now then when she was super skinny. Get a grip people. Another joke that caught alot of heat is his joke about Aretha Franklin saying she:
“rolled down the fried-chicken-and-waffles mountain a long time ago”
Aretha Franklin owns a chain of Chicken and Waffle Restaurants. She obviously seems perfectly secure with her love for chicken and waffles. Now you can look at this and say this implies racism but it also implies as a freaking joke that is funny if you knew that Aretha owns these restaurants. And on another subject, my black friends say the fried chicken stereotype is ridiculously stupid because everybody eats fried chicken. Once again, get a grip people.
Look I feel that you should be considerate towards peoples feelings but I also think it is unhealthy to be this sensitive. If this article was about fat men there would be no complaints at all. We all know women are generally more sensitive then men, and yes big women have it tough, but people create a false reality for them just to make them feel better and it’s wrong. Have you girls ever heard men talk when they are by themselves? Yeah it’s not right, but it’s reality. You think you debating this subject is going to stop men from talking sexist like they always do? HELL NO. Men are men. Deal with it. It’s reality. If you feel this strongly about the subject maybe you should take care of yourself more instead of getting a complete stranger fired and black listed because you are sensitive about your weight. It’s your weight!! It’s your life. Take control of it.
Here are some common racist slurs used by the rest of the world to describe Americans. One is M.O.B. which stands for Morbidly Obese Bodies. Another is S.C.A.B. which stands for Stupid Caucasian American Bitches. Another is A.I. which stands for American Ignorance. This is why America gets a bad reputation for actions like this towards Ric Delgado. Ric was asked to write this article by the New Times. It wasn’t his idea. Ric didn’t publish the article. Every newspaper has an editor who approves articles and this article was approved by the New Times editor. Ric was put under the bus by the New Times so they can save their reputation. Not only are they not taking responsibility for their actions but they are also not defending the people who work so hard for them. It’s wrong but it’s corporate America and I understand. That’s just the way it is. I’m not going to try to get anybody fired because of it. Actually Arielle Castillo wrote a rebuttal against Ric but I still have tons of respect for Arielle and still consider her super awesome. She’s wrote articles about me in the past and I’ll always be appreciative about that. Why? Because I’m not blind and ultra sensitive to the truths of reality. For more about this subject you can google Ric Delgado, or go to Ric’s web site ricdelgado.com.
The Lucha Libre women terrorizer that is Ric Delgado.