“If you see something, say something” only works if the person doing the seeing and saying has some common sense and isn’t overcome by irrational fear.
For Canadian radio reporter Michael Kane, that irrational fear seemed to overtake any common sense he may have had when, last Saturday, he thought sending out this tweet would be a good idea:
It wasn’t a good idea. At all. Which he seemed to grasp quickly, because mere moments tweeting this ill-advised missive, he deleted the tweet.
But as we know, nothing on the Internet is truly deleted.
And sure enough, the tweet came back to life in the form of a screenshot, which Phoenix-area activist Imraan Siddiqi tweeted the very next day.As you might expect, Twitter had a field day with Kane’s tweet, mocking him for self-importantly alerting the public to these two women coming out of Victoria’s Secret.
As you might expect, Twitter had a field day with Kane’s tweet, mocking him for self-importantly alerting the public to these two women coming out of Victoria’s Secret.
"My sources tell me that they may be heading to The Children's Place to purchase clothing known as "pajamas." A sleeper-cell, if you will."— Imraan Siddiqi (@Imraan Siddiqi) 1502039730.0
@imraansiddiqi Old guy watching women at a Victoria Secret worried about Muslim women. Fine upstanding stalker of the community— Dǝɐu Gıllıs (@Dǝɐu Gıllıs) 1502039907.0
It’s silly. But lest the rest of us forget, there are people out there who have to reply to this kind of silliness with cold reason every single day.
@imraansiddiqi Being hijabi doesn't mean we don't need supportive underclothes XD— 🕊Hadeel 🕊 (@🕊Hadeel 🕊) 1502041474.0
@imraansiddiqi Modestly dressed women also wear underpants news at 11.— M. Lynx Qualey (@M. Lynx Qualey) 1502098658.0
Then, naturally, Twitter stepped it up, slinging “I’m just a reporter” at everything.
I'm just a reporter: saw a modestly-dressed pup with religious headwear coming out of the Victoria's Secret with so… https://t.co/afikatBdzC— genetics and great genes (@genetics and great genes) 1502062291.0
I'm just a reporter: just saw two White women in uggs leaving the spice aisle of the grocery store.— 시끄러워 (@시끄러워) 1502063395.0
We have to agree with Tim here:
"I'm just a reporter" is the new "I'm not racist but." Discuss. https://t.co/NOeOMzq0x0— Tim Pierce (@Tim Pierce) 1502070510.0
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