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17 May 13

re: D.E.R.P. video

imnothayley said: You’re wonderful, but there’s some problematic things here. While it’s great to know that Snapchat is not foolproof, the onus should be placed on the person who’s misusing the pictures, not on those who send them. Also, the word “derp” is ableist.

It’s been brought to my attention that "derp" (the title of my latest video) is ableist, which is something I wasn’t aware of. I did research on it’s origins and understood it to be the same as “no duh” or just suggesting something was stupid. I feel truly awful about this not only because it’s offensive, but because I’ve potentially ruined what I think is an important message by using a poor choice of words. I’ve done some googling and have found conflicting posts about this, so I’d love input from the Tumblr community because I trust you guys and you regularly keep me in check.

As for the info about Snapchat, my goal was to inform teens that it is not a fool proof way to share photos, since I know many use it to send photos they would otherwise not want saved. If someone shares a private photo without your permission they are absolutely at fault, but I think it’s important to be aware that the technology you’re using to “safely” share private photos may not protect you the way you’ve initially assumed. 

Again, I always appreciate it when my audience holds me accountable for the content I produce, especially because my aim is to not only entertain but educate. I love hearing from you guys, even when it’s to inform me I’m at fault, so don’t ever hesitate to reach out through comments, email or elsewhere to let me know what’s up.