A Yahoo article that sparked widespread ridicule originally appeared on a woman’s website, Glamour.
Here’s the full title: Why Anthony Bourdain’s Life Is a Lesson for White Men of Privilege on How to Be an Ally
The article goes on to briefly hit on a dozen or so social justice issues where Bourdain, a Jew (half Jew technically), takes the politically correct stance that resulted in him being held in good standing by (((TV execs.)))
Yahoo readers were not pleased!
BTW, in their efforts to canonize St. Bourdain, the leftist media is totally ignoring what CAUSED him to kill himself. I am assuming that he really did hang himself and wasn’t murdered by the (((Deep State))) for some secret transgression that put on their hit list. Normally, the MSM goes into speculation about what motivated the suicide. Not this time. Strange!
Excerpt from Glamour via Yahoo
In recognizing his privilege, Bourdain was able to stand up for women, marginalized communities, and even question how his own past choices lent themselves to perpetuating dangerous environments. It would have been effortless for Bourdain to adopt the worldview of men who share his status and influence. Bourdain, instead, explored worlds besieged by that power and challenged its beneficiaries to do better.
That’s some really sickening prose. Bourdoin was no profile in courage, but rather a profile in PC.
On Latino immigration in America, Bourdain once stated: “The bald fact is that the entire restaurant industry in America would close down overnight, would never recover, if current immigration laws were enforced quickly and thoroughly across the board. Everyone in the industry knows this. It is undeniable. Illegal labor is the backbone of the service and hospitality industry—Mexican, Salvadoran and Ecuadoran in particular…. Let’s at least try to be honest when discussing this issue.”
This was in 2007, before Trump’s walls or the fervent pitch of nationalist rhetoric reached its ascendance.
Bourdain’s ideals reached beyond the food sector to industries outside of his own. When Bourdain’s girlfriend, Asia Argento, added her voice to the symphony of women whose pleas for justice against Harvey Weinstein and sexual violence were finally being acknowledged in the mainstream press, Bourdain accompanied her. “To @dkny,” he tweeted to the designer after she seemed to suggest women had a role in being sexual assault victims, “[H]ow many seventeen year olds have you dressed like they are, in your words, ‘asking for it?'”
He called out the media.
He called out Weinstein’s associates by name.
And he called out the complicity with rape culture embedded in Hollywood and society at large.
How “white” of him. Did he ever call out black criminality? Did he ever note that 37,000 white women are raped by black males every year?
In an interview with GQ magazine, Bourdain was asked about his 2014 Parts Unknown episode on the heroin and opioid crisis. He addressed both the double standard of pharmaceutical companies who traffic in drug sales without the stigma of criminality and the sympathy afforded to small-town communities and rural whites (which policy makers and media outlets failed to extend to the largely black victims of the 1980s crack epidemic).
“Now that the white captain of the football team and his cheerleader girlfriend in small-town America are hooked on dope,” Bourdain asserted, “maybe we’ll now stop demonizing heroin as a criminal problem and start dealing with it as the medical and public-health problem that it is, and should be.”
Drugs? And silence about MS-13 by Bourdoin.
He was an ally, alright. An ally of PC and a teller of partial truths, holding back the real truths that might have gotten him in trouble.
Maybe he killed himself because he was tired of the lies.
Yahoo responded with mockery. Here are a few of the several thousand responses.
Nick 9 hr ago
Even for Yahoo the title of this article was funny!
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Pendejo 8 hr ago
Since when is it “privilege” to earn enjoy the success one earns from hard work and risk-taking?
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always right 9 hr ago
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Madcat7722 8 hr ago
Sierra Tango Foxtrot Uniform and Golf Foxtrot Yankee.
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Chris J 8 hr ago
As soon as I saw “Privilege” I knew this article would be a real beauty.
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jeff 8 hr ago
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miles longwood 9 hr ago
can we get some real news please, wheres paul harvey?
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Uncle B 8 hr ago
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Deviser 8 hr ago
Proof anybody can be a writer for Glamour.
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B W 9 hr ago
I’m not going to lie, I saw the title and I knew I had to immediately jump to the comments. Best decision of the day.
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PargoS 8 hr ago
Why is everything about race now?
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Henry Kokkeler 8 hr ago
You’ve got to be kidding me with this title.
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Anti-Troll 9 hr ago
Thanks for sending the GOP more voters, yahoo.
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ONEREBEL 8 hr ago
It’s amazing how the left turns everything into a political issue!
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Ken 8 hr ago
No privilege he worked and earned it.
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Nobody 8 hr ago
The Red Tide is coming!
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Ethan G 8 hr ago
Dear lord the left is incredible….
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Kathy 8 hr ago
I feel like yahoo is still trying to make fetch happen
CHris 8 hr ago
Yep someone had to make it about race.
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Ha! All of the first set of comments were critical of the crap the fake news media put out with this piece.