How Problematic Is Too Problematic?
If you've been connected to the internet the past year or so, you are most likely familiar with the term "problematic". You have also, probably, seen the demise of something or someone that is deemed problematic. Someone says something "problematic", the internet says "NOT ON MY WATCH", dragging ensues, said person gets "cancelled" and we all move on to find the next person to slap the problematic label onto. The problem is, much like the term Cultural Appropriation, it's been over-saturated and is used for things that aren't actually problematic. Creating fake outrage and resulting in people not actually taking us seriously. You can read more on that in my CA post but I what to focus on something else. Problematic people are everywhere, and that's just the problem, isn't it? I'm going to let you in on a little secret folks.
Everyone is problematic. Literally everyone. You, your mama, your grandmama, your nephew, your newborn baby. We're all problematic in some aspect, whether you want to admit it or not. Which begs the question, how problematic is TOO problematic? And how do we decide if we can enjoy something problematic?