Simultaneously horrible and hysterical. Apparently some crazy lady principal of some school in Georgia forgot to allow the valedictorian to give his speech before ending the ceremonies, so people following the program started to get up and leave. Rather than appeal for calm, apologize, and ask them to sit down because she forgot to let him speak, she instead chose option B, which was to proceed to lose her shit in front of a crowd and blame black people:
I may be in the minority, but I wish something this interesting happened at my HS graduation (I went to my HS one but remember nothing, which is probably because we got stoned to the bejeezus prior, and I never went to any other graduations because they just seem like such a waste of time “Blah blah blah the world is your oyster you’re all wonderful now sod off and go get a job…”), and it sounds like the black audience on the tape were kind of in the same boat as me, and just along for the ride.
I know a lot of people get uncomfortable around public meltdowns and stare at the floor and just feel bad for the person, but I relish them. I love them. I think they are some of the greatest entertainment in the world. Probably my all time favorite moment of television is still and perhaps always will be was during the Hurricane Katrina telethon when Kanye West got real with the nationally televised audience and Mike Myers and NBC just weren’t ready for it:
And Kanye wasn’t wrong, but the look on Mike Myers face was just fucking awesome.
At any rate, I hope all these kids shake off that moon pie and mayonnaise sandwich eating backwoods redneck bigot, and have a good laugh about it every now and then over happy and successful lives. Y’all just had a graduation to remember.