Post by Mighty Jack on Aug 31, 2021 16:56:56 GMT -5
It’s also possible it didn’t seem like a big thing in 2017, but two seasons of new fans from outside the US made him realize the name was more of an issue than he realized.
That makes as much sense.
Sure, monkeypretzels scenario might have some truth or the whole truth to it, or maybe it's not the truth at all, maybe Joel's not "trying" to look the hero, maybe he's just a man, a fallible regular person, full of the contradiction and foibles that come with being human. Maybe it's more the way majorjoe23 sizes it up, it took time, nothing sinister or calculated about it. I certainly wasn't sitting on Joel's shoulder the whole time, I'm not a mind reader or a soul reader.
Hell, she's still Gypsy on my blog in those old 10 season write-ups. I'm aware it's considered a slur, I've known it for some time. Should I change it, should I go back and erase that name completely from my site, even though it's still heard on my old DVDs and on streams, and written that way in books? Why haven't I jumped on this sooner? Because it was intended as a name, because it was a word I've heard in movies, TV, and music my whole life, so it doesn't have the sting of a slur... but isn't that a weak excuse because it's stung/hurt someone.
Granted, I'm small potatoes, who cares about my little blog, Joel has a much wider spotlight on him. So maybe he should have acted quicker, maybe, like me, it was a name with no mean intent and he had to wrap his mind around the bigger picture. Maybe this, maybe that. Maybe I don't know any more than any of us do.