Todays excursion into SHUT UUUUUP!!!!! comes, predictably, from the Left Coast of Amurrika.
Originally spurred with a $500 Diversity Center grant from The Pride Foundation, the campaign focused on queer identities and hurtful words surrounding them, said Center director Angie Hambrick, who teamed with Lace Smith, then with Student Involvement and Leadership, to turn those ideas into art. The first posters, which appeared in 2012, featured students tearing up phrases including "That's so gay," "Lame," "Retarded," "Ghetto," "Fat" and "Illegal." "We then decided to expand the words," Hambrick said. "We really wanted the campaign to be about individual choice—words that they're hearing and words that they've chosen not to say. They've heard those words—maybe even used them—but they now understand these words have impact even when the intent is not to hurt. We have to take responsibility for the impact on others, and on ourselves."
Yes, they have a whole billboard campaign featuring "concerned young people" tearing words in half.
|No, really. Its gay. What are you, exotic?|
The whole thing is so lame I feel retarded for having even read about it.