Wednesday, May 9, 2012
when good websites go bad
I love ICHC.. well, I should say I used to love ICHC.
I had a problem with them when they created their "after dark" section of ICHC, but since they kept it separate and I didn't have to see it I would just rate the posts about it as one star and move on. But when they kept posting photos of cats in situations that would be deemed child abuse if you put a child in the place of a cat on the lolcats portion of the website I got annoyed. Images of cats and guns, cats and alcohol and cigarettes, cats in dangerous situations.. I've complained and watched them not remove the images.. but it has been easy to overlook it because it doesn't happen all that frequently..
but the other day they posted this.. (and no, I'm not going to show it) I'm loathed to even share the link because of how offended I am by this.
The image is of a cat coming out of a front loading washer soaking wet. He is belly up, like he is struggling to get out, and his eyes are bugged out. The caption? "Abort teh misshunz"
The comments range from this is so funny to this is abuse.
It makes me ache to see people think this is funny. It hurts when they call those of us who think this is wildly inappropriate idiots or overly sensitive or tell us to go away, or that if we don't like it we don't have to be there, or that we need to get a life cause it is just a picture.
yea, and crush videos are just videos..
I'm sorry, but this is NOT funny. EVEN if it is Photoshopped as some people would have you believe. EVEN if it is a stuffed cat as some others suggested..
Animal abuse, like child abuse, is NEVER funny. A cat in a washer (or dryer) is NOT funny; it IS easily fatal, and I'm pissed that ICHC hasn't taken it down. Don't think it isn't because they don't know, as they did reply to my email saying it was inappropriate.