Friday, December 19, 2014

AOTW: That Does Not Translate Through The Radio

Welcome back to the Asshole of The Week, where each Friday we single out one person, place, or thing that is the absolute worst.

This week we have perhaps the most fitting of all installations of AOTW, because this one features an actual asshole.  An asshole connected to an asshole, who works for a bunch of other assholes.

Chilean radio station Top 40 held a contest earlier this week, offering tickets to the giant EDM festival Mysteryland, and one lucky winner got hers by giving a DJ a rimjob live on air (here I'm employing an extremely loose definition of "lucky").

The station asked what listeners would do for tickets to an EDM festival, and the answer turned out be "actual anything, up to and including licking whipped cream out of a human anus." The human anus in question, DJ Paul Hip, then invited other listeners to make out with the girlwho'd just tongued his butt and win tickets of their own.

Never before have I hoped someone was on drugs as much as I do in this situation.  Although, it is an EDM fan, so drugs are most certainly involved here.

EDM fans round the world, do you hear that?  It is the sound of any possible chance of you ever getting any sort of respect from other people flying right out the window into the depths of Hell, where it will forever be burned in a pit of despair.  I mean, everybody already clowned you relentlessly, but now?  It's just game over for you all.

The station, being filled with assholes itself, even hyped up the disgusting sex act as the kind of idiotic "we are on the radio and we are so desperate we will do anything for ratings" that is so stereotypical it is almost beyond belief.  They even tweeted out a picture of the jobbing, not even bothering to censor it like I did.  

Quickly though, they realized how stupid they were, somehow, and deleted it.  But it was too late, once a rim has been jobbed there is no going back. 

The photo has since ended up on the official Mysteryland website, which automatically pulls in tweets about the festival. And since Top 40 couldn't stop it from spreading—the photo, they couldn't stop the photo from spreading—they eventually decided to apologize for it:

"Dear listeners,
Following an image that was published on social media, that shows one of our listeners taking a challenge to get tickets for a festival, we would like to communicate the following: 
- The "40 Principales" team apologizes to all the people that were offended for the image published. 
- We want to clarify that the challenge done by our listener was absolutely voluntary and proposed by her, as part of a contest that was open to anyone who wanted to take part of it. 
- Also, we are sorry for our mistake on accepting that challenge. 
We hope that you understand that this was during a playful context and there wasn't bad intentions, and intention to offend or denigrate our audience. 
The Radio Team '40 Principales'."

First off fuck your "hug."  Second, you didn't mean to offend or denigrate your audience?  What about humiliating them for the chance to go to a shitty electronic music show?  You totally meant to do that right?  You cannot blame the fan here, she likes EDM, she clearly has no sense of judgment or self-respect.

Mysteryland Chile runs this weekend. Best of luck to the contest winners in recovering from the public humiliation and indignity they've suffered. By which I mean "attending an EDM festival."  And if you find yourself the unfortunate recipient of a trip to Mysteryland, stay hydrated, wear earplugs, and for the love of god don't kiss anyone.

Congratulations you dumb Chilean radio station, you are the AOTW.  Go fuck yourselves, perhaps you can integrate that into some sort of giveaway.

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