Man Shares Story Of How He Was Judging The 'Foreign Guy' In His Class

Thomas McFall, or @thomas_mcfall on Twitter, generally uses his social media account for jokes, but his recent post about misjudging someone in his classroom has people weeping extremely sincerely.

McFall explained in a series of tweets that he’s been sitting in the same seat in his Management class every single day. He also always sits next to the same man, who he describes as a “foreign guy” who doesn’t speak much English. 

McFall admitted that he’s been judging this man all semester (though he doesn’t admit that part of that judgement likely comes form the man’s rudimentary English and McFall’s perception that he is foreign—he just says that he is annoying). Apparently, every time McFall has walked into class, the man has had all his belongings scattered across McFall’s desk, where the guy knows he sits every day.

Until recently, McFall Didn’t understand why this guy would do such a thing. Doesn’t he know McFall is coming? But then one day he saw what goes on in the classroom before he arrives:

A lot of people are moved by the story because they’ve witnessed the xenophobia and racism faced by people who visit the United States without knowing perfect English:

Others shared stories of coming to grips with their own ignorance:

Some found it incredibly heartwarming, while others pointed out that McFall didn’t really do anything except stop being an a-hole to the nice guy in his class who doesn’t speak English well:

Some said it may seem like McFall didn’t do much, but you never know how much something small will mean to people:

And overall, the story being shared and circulated so much means more people will consider how they perceive differences, and judge people based on those perceptions.

You never know who could be a friend if you just make the effort to understand them.

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Blinking White Guy' From Viral Meme Goes On TV To Talk About What It Did To Him

You may not know Drew Scanlon by name, but you definitely know him by face if you’ve spent any time whatsoever online in 2017. Scanlon is a video and podcast producer for the website Giant Bomb, and though he was well-known in the gaming world, it was his incredulous expression that launched him into the Meme Hall of Fame.

The gif of Scanlon comes from a video he made for Giant Bomb over four years ago, according toMashable, where he’s listening to a man describe his virtual farming habits. The guy says he with his “hoe,” and it looks like Scanlon’s mind jumps right out of the farmyard.

But the gif of his blink didn’t get really popular until 2017. Perhaps because it’s now in so many situations:

The problem with memes of people, is that they keep existing and have to deal with everyone knowing their face. Scanlon went on Good Morning America to remind everyone that he is a human person who does more than blink, though that’s pretty much what he was reduced to again:

They even tried to get him to recreate it, but it’s not quite there:

Hey, he’s a producer, not an actor. Those blinks came from a real place and can’t be recreated.

“We don’t really have a way of communicating body language over the internet, with text or anything, and memes are kind of that,” says Scanlon. Guess he doesn’t resent it too much? Thanks for letting us use your face for what can’t be expressed in words. 

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Old 'Family Guy' Episode With Creepy Joke About Kevin Spacey Goes Viral

People who work in the industry or have friends who do, always hear these rumors about rich and powerful executives, actors, producers, directors, and the double lives in they lead.

McFarlane hinted at this during a 2013 Oscars joke.

Seth McFarlane somehow called Kevin Spacey’s alleged behavior way back in 2005 in this Family Guy clip that features a nude Stewie running through a clothing store, screaming about being trapped in Kevin Spacey’s basement.

Everyone was pretty much unanimous in decrying Spacey’s decision to come out as a “smokescreen” from the fact that he once allegedly attempted sexual advances on a minor.

Others were shocked at how well Spacey’s “ploy” is working.

While others were just shocked that Spacey would conflate an archaic stereotype of homosexuals “lusting” after young boys. 

There are tons of other people who’ve criticized the way Spacey came out. And as painful as it is for survivors like Rapp to come out and share their stories, it’s an important step in ensuring that inappropriate sexual advances are not tolerated, no matter how talented, rich, or powerful the individual.

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