TLA’s offensive and insane “What Would Sandusky Watch?” promotion (screen-grabbed above) had been running over the long holiday weekend, but this morning the entire page has been replaced with an editor’s note that includes one of those famous non-apology apologies.
TLA is so sorry that you can’t understand their sense of humor. Clearly, you just aren’t sharp enough to comprehend satire:
A few days ago we posted an article that caused distress among some customers. While clearly satirical in nature and not a “sales-driven” piece as some have suggested – over 1/3 of the films that were mentioned are out of print and not available to purchase, and all were legitimate art, foreign or independent works – it struck a nerve with some. As a gay-owned and operated business on the forefront of LGBT issues for over 30 years, we have always taken jabs at current events and pop culture. But in this instance our sense of humor did not come through in the way that we intended, and for that we apologize.
See, it’s your fault for not getting TLA’s joke. A joke about child rape.
Who cares if it was or wasn’t a sales-driven piece? It’d be less ridiculous if it were just a sales piece and not someone’s idea of “comedy.” Sorry, TLA, you aren’t The Onion. Everyone “gets” that you were trying to be funny, but, surprise, some things just aren’t funny. Never mind the disrespect to Sandusky’s alleged victims—why is a gay-owned company like TLA linking an accused child rapist to gay culture, gay media, or gay anything?
Who needs the Westboro Baptist Church when you’re got TLA?