colon98 wrote:Being peers with someone is different than being friends. There two different types of relationships and should be treated as such.
When you''re friends with someone you know their limits and whats cool with them and whats not. If not then they be more than happy to tell you whats up.
When you're peers with someone that means you haven't been acquainted with each other and you're still trying to get to know each other. That means that stupid shit like pranks and such are off limits until yall feel like yall can actually be friends
Rahsad had no such relationship with these kids, therefore he doesn't deserve to be pranked on by them. Now if Rashad knew who they were than I wouldn't mind as much b/c Rahsad can get even or talk with them or whatever. But that's not the case here.
I bet there are a lot of people in the same grade as you when you were in high school. And since there were I bet you considered those students to be your peers (after all that's what you think of Rashad).
Does being peers with someone make it ok for you and your friends to walk through the halls and throw eggs on ppl's faces, while filming it? No.
Does being peers with someone make it ok to film you and your friends randomly confronting students who have failing grades and reading out their failing grades on camera and openly questioning why yall think they're so stupid? No.
Does being peers with someone make it ok for you to secretly film your roomate engaging in homosexual behavior only to send the video to said roomate's friends and spreading it all across the internet, when you know damn well that said roomate still prefers to keep his sexual orientation secret, personal, and to himself? No.
People need to learn to respect other peoples' differences, wishes, and cultures. Just b/c you consIder everyone to be your "peers" (again not really sure what you mean by that) doesn't make it right for you to treat your "peers" however you like, ESPECIALLY IF YOU DON'T KNOW THEM PERSONALLY!!!
In every single example you gave, malicous seems to be the driving force, that isn't the case here. No. I do not agree with people who go around being a dick just to be a dick, nor is that what I'm suggesting here. What I'm suggesting is that people treat each other equally. I believe factors like race, gender, age etc shouldn't factor at all into how you treat another human. Rashad has shown countless times he's willing to rib people, guys that he doesn't consider his friends(Page, Jones, every fight he's ever talked shit before) yet when someone returns fire, he gets upset. If someone has a legitament issue with how you treat them. Everyone should be treated equally, no one should change how they treat people because of who they are, for good or bad.
Is it really all that irrational to view some random person asking you to sign an autograph of your most crushing defeat of your entire career as malicious? especially if said person doesn't do a good job of telling you it was a joke?
And just because you feel you can overcome something like that and view it as "funny." Doesn't make it true and (even more importantly) it doesn't make it okay to assume that other ppl will view it that way.
Bottom line those ppl don't know Rashad personally, and Rashad doesn't know them personally. So how in hell can Rashad view those actions from random ppl as platonic, when Rashad doesn't even know them?
And to be honest I thought it was stupid for Rashad to take offense to Jones saying that he would fight Shad for the belt in the first place (its a god damn championship match and an awsome opportunity for crying out loud). I also thought that some of the confrontations that Shad and Page had on TUF were unecessary and pointless. So I'm not upset that you view Rashad as an ass clown (even though I disagree).
That being said Shad is perfectly capable of laughing at himself and poking fun at himself. I don't think that Rashad views himself as being above or over people because if he truly believed that than he wouldn't be taking pictures of himself smiling, while wearing womens' wigs.
Rashad more so to me, seems like the type of guy who's quick to address or act on anything that he considerss disrespectful towards himself, which is something that a lot people do, especially professional fighters (i.e. Chael, Chuck, Tito, Faber, Anderson, Diaz bors etc.).
Not to mention you have to remember that Evans comes from New York and currently lives in Chicago, two places that have notoriously high crime rates and that have a reputation for being politically corrupt. Not everyone who greets you with a smile can be seen or judged as a nice, platonic person who just likes to joke around and have fun with ppl.