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A public apology for my April Fool’s blog post

Kevin Murphy, April 1, 2022, 22:42:58 (UTC), Gossip

Earlier today, I published a lighthearted April Fool Day’s blog post concerning the fictional invasion of Los Angeles by a chthonic demon entity, accidentally summoned by a DNSSEC misconfiguration at an ICANN ceremony.

In the course of the post, I made multiple references to “enslavement” and “madness”, and as a result I’ve received a substantial number of complaints both privately and on social media about my choice of language.

Having considered these complaints, I’d like to publicly acknowledge that slavery and mental health are not laughing matters and should not be the subject of jokes, or even referred to in jokes, under any circumstances.

Please accept my sincerest apologies for these oversights. I shall endeavor to be more sensitive in my choice of words in future.

I am a work in progress.


Comments (8)

  1. BullS says:

    This is not the 1st time….didn’t you insult someone’s mother?

  2. steve brady says:

    i liked the 1983 invasion. Let’s not and say we did.

  3. Marvin says:

    Never apologize to these woke revolutionaries who demand the restriction of your thoughts and linguistic expression. There was nothing you said that was problematic. These woke revolutionaries gain power when u comply.

  4. Mark says:

    This apology is sad. It was a joke. The fact that you are apologizing actually twists your words to make your original intent bad. You caved to cancel culture ie. a few people trolling on Twitter.

  5. Kevin Murphy says:

    Everything I post on April 1 is a joke, including this article. Nobody complained about anything and I certainly wouldn’t have apologized if they did.

  6. Sam says:

    This really is the right way to handle something like this. Empathetic, open to understand how others experience pain, and taking responsibility for the fact that words shape culture. Good on you for caring. It makes you more of a man than anyone else caring more about their right to say things than how those things hurt people and culture. Mentally evolved.

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