Why is it that everyone seems to think the Patriarchy Dude isn’t a feminist? I clearly believe in feminist-iconic worldviews like patriarchy, privilege, and rape culture. If I didn’t believe, why would I talk about them so much? And I clearly believe in equality.
And why is it that when I live inside a humongous site that is literally an enterprise devoted to appropriating images of famous people, the only image-caption-based account I know who gets these veiled, unsupported legal threats is me? Wait a minute, I know exactly why that is. Forget that thought.
Okay, what I really don’t care to know is, why is it that after 3 months of not posting any activity and 1 month of nobody even noticing me I get some kind of astroturf critic messaging me?
But onto the main point. It’s called fair use for parody and critique purposes, old chump. I don’t know, maybe you don’t have this over in England, but we have it wherever the hell it is that I live. (Hint: if I were you, I’d guess Japan.)
Nevertheless I’ll give you two concessions.
First, as I always would have honored anyway, if I am contacted by Bill Bailey, someone who legally represents Bill Bailey, or the legal owner of this image (which is posted on twenty hundred sites already), who contacts me in such a way that bears legitimacy through third-party fact-checking, and asks me to remove these images, I will not only do so immediately but I will publicly apologize; even though I have the legal right, this is my ethical red line. (But I will re-post the text in a different, non-Bailey format)
Second, you’re right… I wouldn’t want people to actually mistake me for Bill Baily, despite never using the name except in direct response to people like you who have brought it up. So I’ll make a small change right now, and declare for all the world that I am not Bill Bailey, and the opinions expressed within this blog do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Bill Baily.
So until something extraordinary happens,