Surfing's greatest star wades into a PC minefield!
#Imwithhim on this one. Cheering for Kelly Slater in his fight against decorum louder than I cheered for Han Solo vs. political correctness (when I was five) or Don Cheadle vs. overused insults (yesterday).
(Die in a grease fire was a work of genius!)
And have you seen it? Kelly gave a very sweet tribute to the great Gene Wilder on his Instagram earlier today, superimposing his own face on one of Gene’s most beloved characters, Willy Wonka. He wrote:
‘There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination…’ So long, #GeneWilder #WillyWonka. And thank you for broadening our imaginations as kids. #IveGotAGoldenTicket. And my mom did call me Willy my whole childhood.
But apparently it is not the “thing to do” to superimpose your face over a recently deceased one and Kelly’s comments lit right up!
@pdxpert Narcissist???? WTF!
@simplyjapanesebonsai He’s only just died mate very poor taste
@owenoma5 Man not cool to market your wave pool ticket competition through the death of a true icon.
@sebastian_oliveira007 Why would you ever put your face over this legend
@__monica__shah131__ Boys, I feel so boring today. If u wanna f.u.c.k me tonight just visit my profile.
On and on it goes. On and on with the high soapbox and the wagging finger and the tsk-tsk but I say shame on the shamers!
Screw the “thing to do!”
Also, I feel a little boring today too…