The world is a curious place. Just when we thought we thought we’d seen it all, here comes this Taiwanese animated retelling of the Gawker outing backlash.
Normally we wouldn’t refocus any attention on the crummy story, but as the video is more about Gawker’s mishandling and less about the so-called “scandal” (which we won’t mention), it seems like fair game.
That, and the animators throw some Mr. Miyagi-level shade in their storytelling choices.
First, there’s a perfectly composed dig at Faux News as a media entity residing in the gutter:
And who wouldn’t love this depiction of the Columbia School of Journalism as an ethical superhero transformer coming to throw down with Gawker’s editors?
The Gawker writing staff is reimagined:
Here’s what Nick Denton, Gawker’s founder, had to say after the post was taken down for breaking just about every ethial rule in the book:
“This is the company I built. I was ashamed to have my name and Gawker’s associated with a story on the private life of a closeted gay man who some felt had done nothing to warrant the attention.
“We believe we were within our legal right to publish, but it defied the 2015 editorial mandate to do stories that inspire pride, and made impossible the jobs of those most committed to defending such journalism.”
Watch the bizarre video below: