The trend of disgruntled tattoo hating journalists, publishing nonsensical rants that somehow pass for news seems to be growing. This is one of the worst offenders of them all, and his readers made that very apparent.
Rather than quoting the author, today I am going to showcase one of my favorite comments.
Curtis Allen, thank you! I could not have said this better myself.
I’m confused. Why is this under news instead of opinion?
This is merely opinion. And rudely-worded willfully ignorant opinion at that, making no attempt at stimulating an interesting debate, but instead willfully thumbing the nose at a large number of people. Finally, it degenerates into mere playground insults.
What a wasted opportunity! Mr. Parsons, these are the first words of yours I’ve ever read. I expected more. Where I’ve seen tattoos that are definitely pieces of art requiring skill, dedication, and making comment to boot, this article seems to have required no journalistic skill beyond the ability to form sentences correctly.
While I would like to reply to this article with a counter-viewpoint for further discussion, the vacuousness of this article leaves very little to reply to intelligently.
Why does it look so inappropriate as you post an ill-informed rant about tattoos screaming for attention? It’s because ill-informed public ranting screams for attention. Ill-informed public ranting says – look at me!
You have ravaged your evidently popular writing talents with what, at best, reads like something written by a novellist who, ridiculously, has no willingness to empathise.
I guess the person doing the ill-informed public ranting imagines that – somehow – tossing in a childish insult, or a smattering of opinions stated as fact, or demonstrating a lack of understanding of the culture which he rants about, a lack so grotesquely complete as to be suspicious and comical will galvanise people to a similar viewpoint.
Ill-informed public ranting doesn’t make you look like a luminary.
Ill-informed public ranting makes you look like a thicko. You’re nearly 60, and you’ve just made yourself look silly.
Controversial viewpoints are great and stimulating, but only when there’s some substance to them. Otherwise you come across like an overgrown child sticking your fingers in your ears and bawling “LALALALALALA!!” until the ‘bad thing’ goes away.
Please place some actual journalism inside your articles.