Pat Benatar will no longer perform her most famous song during her live concerts. The diminutive female rocker told USA Today in a recently published interview: "We're not doing 'Hit Me With Your Best Shot' and fans are having a heart attack. And I'm like, 'I'm sorry, in deference to the victims of the families of these mass shootings, I'm not singing it.' I tell them, 'If you want to hear the song, go home and listen to it.'"
What ridiculous virtue-signaling. She knows better than anyone that the song has nothing to do with a gun being fired. And saying fans are “having a heart attack” over her decision is insensitive in itself, especially to those who have suffered one.
If we can no longer use the word “shot,” or any phrase containing it, our rapidly shrinking ability to communicate effectively will take another hit. Oops, am I allowed to say “hit?”
Will Billy Joel stop performing “Big Shot,” or perhaps even demand that it be removed from his CDs and albums going forward? Obviously, Bon Jovi’s “Shot Through The Heart” will have to be banned. Etc., etc.
Must “hotshot,” “cheap shot,” “give it a shot,” and “shot-glass” also all be expunged from the lexicon?
Who’s calling the shots here? After all we’ve been through in the past couple of years, we could all use a shot in the arm about now. Maybe we’d feel better if we all stopped kowtowing to the whims of the woke and the radical left.
Will we do so?
I’d say it’s a long shot.
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