A message to those who don’t understand
This is likely going to be the only semi-serious post this website will ever see.. Prepare yourselves..
I want to begin by sending out a grand “Thank you” to everyone who has been so liberal with their kind words and support. You’re the ones who let me know I am doing something right.
With that being said, I never have nor will I ever shy away from controversy. Changes aren’t made by those who do things by the book. Minds aren’t changed by repeating the doldrums of your utopia until somebody takes a listen. It’s time to turn up the world’s hearing aid so loud that we cannot be ignored. My methods of influencing change are far from conventional, I will never deny that nor will I shy away from the criticism.
As any normal human would, since the most of the article about Forest’s arrest on Cincinnati.com, I have kept an eye on the comment section. I am amazed by the ignorance and judgement of some people. It’s to the point of nearly being amusing and quite possibly making it into my act.
What baffles me the most are the folks who insist that the sole reason I do this is because I am insecure. Really? Because I thought I did it because I think my life is freaking hilarious and like to give others a good laugh. If there’s anything I’m insecure about it’s the fact that when I have a crooked pinky toe, but even I can find humor in that. Instead of passing judgement, take the time to listen to what I am trying to do. Had you not jumped to conclusions based on YOUR OWN insecurities, you would see that I am embraced by the majority of the disabled community. The people who don’t like me are the ones who sit back and wait for an excuse to take offense so they have a reason to be mad at the world. If it makes your life easier to hate me, I beg you to continue doing so; but if you’re able to make light of a seemingly-heavy situation, or at least appreciate someone who does, the world can be a beautiful place for you and those around you. There are few things that bother me more than being told I promote a negative image of disabled people. While I will never take that to heart because I have seen proof of the contrary, I can’t help but feel sorry for the people who truly feel this way.
If you can’t laugh at yourself, you grant the rest of the world permission to do so.
PS – If you’re confused as to what this is all about, take a gander HERE