OK. So. First Rick Perry made this political ad where he said, “There’s something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can’t openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school. As President, I’ll end Obama’s war on religion.”
A lot of people are pissed! Because 1) holy shit, dude and 2) haha what?
And then some people made parody videos.
And then YouTube started taking them down.
In case you haven’t seen Perry’s original video:
I mean it’s so ridiculous, how could everyone not parody it?
YouTube banned the following Cracked parody video twice, so Cracked just hosted it on their own player:
Is gay kissing and offscreen handjobs against YouTube policy? Nope, says Cracked, because everything you see in that video was already in this non-banned YouTube clip. That source video has over 23,000 views and was never banned.
Now Cracked argues that if their video’s not safe for YouTube, but the porn video is safe, then it must be Rick Perry that’s ban-worthy. So everyone should file a complaint about Rick Perry’s ad!
That’s surprisingly easy to attempt. You hit the “flag” button, mark it as promoting hatred based on sexual orientation. Tumblr users are spreading these instructions.
But don’t do it. Why? Because look, over 200,000 people have already hit “dislike” on Perry’s ad. Soon Perry will have more dislikes than Rebecca Black’s “Friday”.
The more people see this ad, the worse Perry does. On average, Republicans are actually slightly in favor of letting gays openly serve in the military. The more attention the ad gets, the more attention the parodies get.
So don’t censor Rick Perry. Let him destroy himself and show the other Republican candidates what happens when you overtly condemn gays and place them in opposition to Christians: You lose the support of everyone but total assholes.
Now let’s watch some more parodies.