devoid of meaning. Is there a chance their heinous pop twaddle could
damage the brain cells of teens?" Well, actually, no. That's not what
Schlussel's problem is. Schlussel's problem is that she apparently has
zero respect or tolerance for anyone else's religious and spiritual beliefs.
We get the impression that she is utterly terrified of brown people.
Here's where Schlussel's at: "...Even if you've heard of [One Direction],
you probably don't know that one of its members, Zayn Malik, is pimping
Islam on your kids. That's in addition to his Arabic tattoos... He's no dummy. He knows the power he has, and
is using that influence to preach the Islamic faith to [fans to] try to
convert them. It's dangerous."
Daughters." Which seems to suggest that Malik must have
infiltrated this group of dumb pretty boys with the express purpose of
indoctrinating American tweens with terrorist rhetoric! Best keep the
kid away from our planes or he may be enticed to fly one straight into
one of our nation's fine and upstanding high schools! Ahem.
re-typing that phrase makes us violently gag over our own keyboards. For
the record, the P-word is as horrifying, offensive and reviled in the
U.K. as the N-word is here. Throwing it around in this casual a manner
is actually enough to make us start rooting for One Direction -- and we can't fucking stand One Direction.
In summary, this Schlussel banshee -- a regular Fox News commentator, unsurprisingly -- might be one of the dumbest and most inflammatory racists that we have ever had the misfortune of stumbling across. When numbskulls like Schlussel write this crap, it's circulated all around the world -- we first heard about this from England's NME.com blog, after it was reported in a national British daily newspaper. Racists like Debbie encourage the rest of the world to believe that Americans are under-educated, ignorant and racially intolerant. Feel free to drop her a line and let her know what you think of that: her email address is email@example.com. We'll be over here cheering on One Direction out of principle, and ignoring how much we dislike their music.