A little advice gleaned from Condescending Wonka

Condescending/Creepy Wonka Meme Image with text overlay (see caption)

So you add *I Don't Mean That In A Creepy Way* to the end of all the creepy things you say? You're not fooling nearly so many people as you think you are.

Have heard/read a few too many examples of this phrase as some sort of deflector shield recently:

If, after saying something, one feels the urge/need to say:

I don’t mean that in a creepy* way“,

THEN ONE SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER THAN TO SAY IT IN THE FIRST PLACE.

*sexist/racist/homophobic/classist etc

(made a version over at memecreator too)



Categories: ethics & philosophy, language, relationships

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2 replies

  1. Yes, like prefacing thoughtless comments with “No offence, but..”
    Uh, guess what sunshine…

  2. I’m not racist/sexist/homophobic etc., but …

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