Can’t make it up: Washington Post frets that Medieval Times ‘still stuck in the Dark Ages’
It’s a head-scratcher all right: how do you put on an equestrian pageant set in Medieval times and still conform to modern-day views on #MeToo and gender fluidity?
It’s the kind of thing that only a Washington Post writer would attempt to tackle.
Medieval Times has a queen for the first time, but the show is still stuck in the Dark Ages https://t.co/my4DxI7AdW
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) November 27, 2018
No shit. https://t.co/BXgR2GGWKa
— yokotaster (@neontaster) November 27, 2018
It's literally in the name.
— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) November 27, 2018
Isn't that kind of the point?
— Dr.Strangejove (@Dr_Strangejove) November 27, 2018
almost like that was the asthetic they were going for
— LFoulke (@l_foulke) November 27, 2018
Thanks for telling us that the show about the dark ages is stuck in the dark ages.
— Jax (@tehnorac) November 27, 2018
OK, what concessions is Medieval Times making to appeal to a more woke audience?
History is being made at the same time it’s being reenacted at Medieval Times. It’s the first time a female ruler has presided over the equestrian jousting dinner theater experience in its nearly 35-year history in America. Gender equality and the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements are still making progress in politics and the C-suite, but at least here, in this version of 11th-century Spain, cultural forces have unseated a long-ruling monarch.
Are they going to change the name to Woke Times?
No one wants to pay to go watch Woke Times. I can walk down to Starbucks whenever to see that for free.
— Regs (@r3gulations) November 27, 2018
Stop. JUST STOP
You're the worst
Can't wait to hear next week from your illustrious rag of a paper how air is now part of the patriarchy or how fish are sexually assaulting transgender deer in the wilderness of Alaska
Your paper is becoming satire & apparently you don't see it
— Jim Nee (@Real_Jim_Nee) November 27, 2018
I love this place. It’s fun and campy. I’m tired of PC-ism getting a stranglehold on everything. Lighten up, people!!
— Lisa 🎄 (@LisaBelle_B) November 27, 2018
Prithee, I comest here only for thy ratio. pic.twitter.com/WqDmkher7H
— STRESSED_CYBERMAN (@UKISOCIETY) November 27, 2018
Broke: depicting history accurately
Woke: 2018 fragility on display
— Pixieprogrammer (@Pixieprogrammer) November 27, 2018
But…it was the Dark Ages, you ignorant halfwits.
— Physics Geek (@physicsgeek) November 27, 2018
Glad somebody is finally calling out this show for its refusal to reflect contemporary gender trends. The last time I visited, they were still engaged in #deadnaming, referring to the "Gold Knight" instead of zher new identity as "Carol".
— ur literally deadnaming 2 call me BroodingManatee (@BroodingManatee) November 27, 2018
— JLBardy (@jlbardy23) November 27, 2018
— Jeff Godwin (@JeffGodwin) November 27, 2018
— Athena (@1trueathena) November 27, 2018
They should be using tanks and guns and call it Current Times!
— Aimismyname (@aimhumor) November 27, 2018
This is satire, right? This could literally be an article for the @TheBabylonBee
— TedGandaJ (@TedGandaJ) November 27, 2018
There are no words to describe how insane this is.
— Space Force Commander Hawkins (@stevenshawkins) November 27, 2018
I can't believe someone got paid to write this.
— Danielle✨ (@SyntacticSugars) November 27, 2018
Good thing you got those quotes and opinions from someone who’s never even been to a show. #Mitchell
— Wobbleknee (@BlackoutBruce) November 27, 2018
The blogger who wrote this is a mess https://t.co/hFWJMOfXBr
— Zepblackstar (@zepblackstar) November 27, 2018
Who exactly thought this was a good idea for an article?
— wmassih (@lbca81) November 27, 2018
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