Opie the shock jock finally caught heat for some of his revolting behaviour.
👤Article: In 2007, Opie and Anthony took a homeless man’s cake and smashed in on the ground.
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: *Scowl* Waste of food, stealing of someone else's property, and worst of all, bullying/harassment!
👤Article: On August 11, 2013, they felt the internet’s wrath for that prank.
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: And deserve it! I guess that misdeed must've been hidden well until then.
👤Article: Opie posted the video to his YouTube page today because one of his fans requested it.
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: I can't imagine how anyone like that creep could have fans, but, there's no accounting for taste, or lack thereof.
👤Article: But that was probably a mistake.
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: That was only a mistake. Committing the act should've been treated as a crime.
👤Article: The video eventually made its way to Reddit where a few thousand users decided that it was enough evidence to officially declare Opie to be an a$$hole.
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: I'm surprised. I would've thought the Rediters would've been friendly toward people who do that sort of thing. But for once, they're right, this guy is a loser.
👤Article: The video features shock jock Opie and a bunch of other people standing around a homeless man and his cake. The man offers the tasty treat to his new friends but instead of accepting the man’s offer, they decide to destroy his cake.
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: Shock jock, oh, that figures. Just a troll who somehow got famous, er, notorious. *Rolling eyes* No wonder I hadn't heard of Opie until I read this article. Okay, then technically it isn't theft since the man offered him the cake, but it's still a waste of good food and a show of disrespect to the man. *Scowl*
Moral? Don't offer anything to trolls/shock jocks other than flak.
👤Article: But don’t worry. Once it’s all over they throw some money at the man.
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: at least they did that much. but it's still a waste of food and doesn't cancel out the disrespectful behaviour. But what can anyone expect from shock jocks? They'll do anything just to get attention and a rise out of people. *Rolling eyes*
👤Article: One user writes: “The giggling idiots make me rage. This is what I expect from teenagers in a shop knocking over displays, not ‘professional entertainers.’ ”
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: You have that right, whoever you are!
👤Article: Shortly after the video of Opie smashing a homeless man’s cake a second video was posted to Reddit showing the radio host smashing a woman’s guitar.
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: Destruction of someone else's stuff again, and this time it's even worse. I would be more than just a little ticked off if some obnoxious idiot decided it was cool to get their hands on my things and destroy a perfectly good musical instrument that not only costs money, but is used for both work and my livelihood. *Scowl* This Opie clearly has no sense of boundaries and decency.
👤Article: Unsurprisingly, the comment section quickly filled with remarks by disgusted redditors.
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: 'Unsurprising' eh? You sound disappointed. And considering this is Redit, I am surprised. Pleasantly surprised. Until I read this article, nothing on or about Redit has ever impressed me.
👤Article: One user writes: “This sh-t is f--ing nauseating and the a$$hole deserves all the hate he gets from it.”
🧝♀️Ocean Elf:Unless it's taken too far. But I agree, it is sickening, and he does deserve to catch serious flak. Justifiable outrage and expressing it are one thing. But internet trolls always take it way too far and come off worse than the initial idiot who caused the uproar.
👤Article: Opie defended the videos on Twitter saying that all of his haters were “misinformed.”
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: Misinformed because we don't like people who go around breaking other people's stuff for giggles and kicks? NOT!
👹Opie: Figured out why there’s an all out attack by uninformed losers.
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: Awww, boo-hoo, Little Snowflake Opie's delicate feelings just got hurt. Melodramatic much, Opie Loser?
👹Opie: My vid was posted on @reddit as This Guy’s An A@@hole http://t.co/Uql4t7mRPt
— opie radio (@OpieRadio) August 11, 2013
👹Opie: I’m simply amazed that I’m getting a sound thrashing from @reddit for a video that’s 7 YEARS OLD!!! Did I step into a time machine? — opie radio (@OpieRadio) August 11, 2013
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: It may be old news to you, but it was new sick news to some of us in 2013, and it doesn't matter how old the clip is. Look at the 2016 US presidential selection. It came down to these two - shock jock/reality TV jerk Donald Trump, and social justice warrior for feminism and BLM, Hillary Clinton. There were recordings of their bad behaviour being exposed that went back decades. What makes you, special snowflake Opie, think it should be any different for you?
What, you implying we shouldn't be appalled over things we only just learn about simply because of how long ago they happened? Wow!
I guess by Opie's standards, we should be fine and dandy with just about any heinous thing that didn't just happen yesterday, and just look back on everything with nothing but epic "lulz"… *Rolling eyes*
👤Article: Opie admitted that he “was not proud” of smashing the man’s cake but he has a proven track record of d--ish moves.
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: That's no excuse. He didn't say he was ashamed of it, or them, either.
👤Article: Since the original video was posted to YouTube, several other links have been shared on Reddit featuring Opie pulling questionable stunts. Like the time he stole a woman’s wig.
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: *Scowl* he's exactly the kind of person i can't stand. It's time he grew up.
👤Article: Opie is a shock jock who has made a lot of money doing, well, shocking things.
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: So, he's a professional idiot. *Scowl* He does obnoxious, criminal things, gets away with it, and gets paid. Little wonder some people get inspired by the likes of him to not bother getting real jobs. Because why work when one can just act like a moron and get money and attention for it? *Disgusted expression*
👤Article: But that doesn’t mean that he won’t suffer from the current internet backlash.
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: I only hope it's enough to help raise people's IQ to above zero, resulting in a zero fan base count for this washed up talentless jerk.
👹Opie: I think we can officially call this a witch hunt @reddit
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: Oh, brother, some woman gets treated to a real online witch hunt and Twitter treats it like nothing. But when Opie gets called out for his extraordinarily obnoxious brand of attention-seeking stupidity, he whines about being 'witch hunted by haters'. *Rolling eyes* None of the reactions pointed out in this article warrant the label of 'hater' or 'witch hunt' unlike the unforgivable crap highlighted in the link just above. What's worse than a shock jock? A shock jock with a thin skin. Hey Opie! You take the cake and break the guitar, you can darn well face the music!
👹Opie: I think I’ll go back to making cute kitten videos. #SadFace — opie radio (@OpieRadio) August 12, 2013
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: *Grimace* Oh gosh, another stupid micro meme referencing another huge meme. Enough with the whine "I'll just stick with cute kitty videos aaaah waaaaah waaaaah!" Enough with the sickly cutesy viral animal videos period. I'm sick of them and of you people whining about them whenever somebody doesn't like your stupid crap!
I'm so sick of you and your fellow rape joke apologists screaming about "free speech" and youtube monetization policies, and making as if anyone who doesn't support your crud must be SJW.
There is a happy medium that you clods and the whackadoo SJW are trying to drown out or bully into joining. People with decency and common sense.
People like me who won't buckle under for you or the infantilized victimhood olympians known as SJW or land-sharks.
We have one thing to say to you both.
Over and out!