Thursday, April 10, 2008

AIDS-ing and Abetting

My sister sent me the following video this morning. I can't tell whether or not this particular video is a hoax, a public service announcement, or truly authentic. I'd like to think that people aren't so evil and callous as to maliciously do stuff like this, only to then broadcast if for the whole world to see. But that's anybody's guess.

Whether or not there is any veracity to this video, I still feel obligated as a blogger with a voice to share this.

[Warning: This video contains explicit language]:



I've heard the urban legends about moviegoers deliberately being infected with AIDS , gas pumps with AIDS needles attached, and stories of prostitutes intentionally dragging their unsuspecting clients into "The World of Aids". It's likely that the masked villian in this clip will eventually get added to the directory of this ever-so ubiquitous folklore. Even when he does drop what appears to be actual names, let me remind you that urban legends always seem to happen to a friend of one of our sister's hairdresser's cousins.

The point of all of this is not to promote fear-mongering propoganda. Nor is it oppositely my intention to expose this video as a fraud. And this certainly isn't a post about moral vs. immoral sex (contrary to what religious fundamentalists think, passing AIDS is not exclusive to pre-martial sex). I'm simply challenging you to use this as an opportunity to be aware of the dangers (mythical or not) associated with unsafe sexual practices. If you absolutely must have sex, be safe about it. Demand that your partner get tested. Wear condoms. Know who's sharing your bed (or backseat, closet, whatever...).

Otherwise, your name might be read on the next video.

- ACL

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Joslyn said...

Your sister sent me that one, too. That made me very sad......

Good post, Dre

Ellena said...

If this is true, he needs to be arrested for this. There is a thin line between intentionally passing on AIDS and attempted murder. God help him if this is true.

KC said...

Don't believe the hype people! This is the same attention craving fool who claimed to kill Jam Master Jay. He also claimed he was going to kill Wendy Williams as well.

This dude has got a sick sense of humor, for sure. But that's all it is.

KC said...

Here's the clip of that idiot just in case you haven't seen it:

Kenya said...

I guess that ANYTHING'S possible. This man could have been reading names from a phonebook for all we know. That's for him, the possible victims, and their families to know. I say possible victims because nobody can confirm if these people even know this guy, let alone slept with him.

But if this is all true, somebody needs to hunt him down.

Cynthia said...

When I read this post, I kept thinking about TLC's song "Waterfalls".

A pretty appropriate song for this situation I think.

Joslyn said...

Regardless of whether or not this guy is telling the truth, the point of Andre's post is clear. The fact is that there are both men AND women who know that they have STD's and still choose to infect unsuspecting people. This video served as a real reminder and eye-opener of just how recless we can be with our own bodies...

Saved Sinner said...

I was thinking the same thing. The only time people should concern themselves with whether or not this is true is when it comes to coordinating activism (e.g. finding out his identity and reporting him to the police). But we can ALL at least LEARN something from this, fake or not.

heiresschild said...

people like him are really sick, and i mean in the mind.

nic said...

I like how he opens w/ "...something more important than killing rappers".

It's black humor, which regardless of it's description or the nature of the video, has nothing to do w/ race.

I feel bad for any of those named whom were read, if they are, in fact, actual people, 'cause I sure-as-shit don't want my name being broadcast on a viral-video on YouTube. However, feeding into this BS only encourages it.

YouTube has, of course, its advantages. But what do you get when you mix our fu!@#$-up American culture w/ technology that allows any idiot to post...well...anything? THIS!

-n