The “Shrek” Writer Who Compared “Anti-Vax” With The N-Word Has Apologized

November 26, 2018 / Posted by:

Terry Rossio, that dude who wrote Shrek, could have just sat there and ate his rice, but he didn’t. Instead, he mounted his metaphoric steed and #tooktotwitter to metaphorically go to battle for literal anti-vaxxers claiming that the term “anti-vax” is as harmful and offensive as the n-word. Unsurprisingly, this comparison was met with derision and disgust, especially since he oh-so-boldly just went ahead and wrote out “nigger” in its entirety. You would think a person who writes for a living would have a better understanding about how words and language work, but nah. But don’t worry, Terry says he now understands that that word has “no place in any conversation, ever”. So while he still thinks the eradication of polio is a bad idea, he has learned “something”.

Terry #tooktotwitteragain to issue an apology for his previous linguistic “oopsie”.

This fucking hero removed the n-word from the entire internet? Damn, son! How’d you do that? But before I congratulate him too heartily on his heroism and newfound insight, I still have a couple of questions. Sounds like he still equates the term “anti-vax” with hate speech which I still need some convincing to believe. Does the term not mean that one is against vaccines? And this guy is indeed against vaccines? So being called an anti-vaxxer is to be identified with an opinion and not say, one’s indelible appearance and all the decades of racist degradation, belittlement, fear, hatred and violence that the word “nigger” represents (oh dear, here’s an example of it having a place in conversation)? If so, I think I get it. Carry on, good man. I look forward to your nuanced take on Godzilla vs. King Kong (Terry’s next project). Good thing there are no racial minefields associated with either of those characters!

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