Beau Sia, Rosie O'Donnell and Youtube
When Rosie O'Donnell was talking about the international news covering Danny Devito's drunken escapades on the View, she said something along the lines of:"Imagine in China [people talking about it saying], Ching chong ching. Danny Devito. Ching Chong Ching. Drunk. The View. Ching chong."
The audience laughed and that was the end of that.
But then Beau Sia, a well-known poet within the slam poet community posted a response entitled "Open Letter to All the Rosie O'Donnells" on Youtube. And Rosie saw it and responded.
I guess this isn't such a big deal but it is fascinating to me the way technology is changing our social interactions and giving us a voice, enabling us to hold people, especially celebrities, who previously were protected by their disconnect with us normal folk living normal lives, accountable for their actions. Of course, there was the possibility that she wouldn't have seen the video, but it could potentially be passed around and shared until it got so big she couldn't ignore it. In the past, what could he have done? Written an angry letter that was thrown in the trash by the intern who opens the mail? Ah. The internet. Is there anything you can't do? Besides make me pancakes, that is. Oh, and hug.
Open Letter to All the Rosie O' Donnells