PERSPECTIVE MATTERS!

And, as Diogenes notes, the left has zero perspective these days.

The legendary American showman P T Barnum once famously said: “I don’t give a damn what you say about me as long as you spell my name right.” Which brings us to Tahlea Aualiitia: an alleged journalist and, it seems, attention-seeker who as a victim of our times laments “The last person I had to correct for the misspelling of my name was someone from my own employer.”  

“I was invited to join a panel on representation in pop culture by the ABC News Channel earlier this month, and because the name super (the strap with my name at the bottom of the screen) was added during production, I wasn’t aware my name was spelled incorrectly until after the interview had finished and I was informed by my family and friends.

Typos happen and I understand how a slip of the finger on the keyboard turned my surname from Aualiitia into Auakiitia.”

How could she, possibly, EVER, SURVIVE such horror you ask?

“But while it was the first time I had done a TV interview, it wasn’t the first time I had seen my name spelled wrong in the media.”

Scratch that. Incoming.

“Just a month ago, my name was spelled incorrectly by a producer in my own department, the Asia Pacific Newsroom.”

Oh Dear Lord! Not the Asia Pacfic Newsroom!!!!! Oh, the humanity, BUT, out of great butt hurt rose Great Social Justice!

“I knew I had to call them out.  It’s no coincidence I’m speaking up about this during the latest wave of the Black Lives Matter movement….” 

“It’s hard to explain what racism feels like to someone who has never experienced it.  For me, it feels like walking around with a big target hanging around my neck. You don’t know where the next attack — verbal, physical or systemic — might come from, and lived experience means you know it has to do with the colour of your skin.”

Oh SHUT UP you overgrown child

Systemic name misspelling. It’s a thing now. A racist attack. And when you’re on a public platform like national TV or social media, it feels like that target triples in size.  A sense of proportion is not, I fear, Ms Aualiitia’s strong suit.  We’re then informed, pointedly, that some people can be obnoxious on Twitter. Oh My!

Go read the rest no one delivers the verbal thrashings like Diogenes. And this one is so deserved

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