Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock made headlines by not considering his audience for his speech at Hatboro-Horsham High School in Philadelphia last week.Â His perfect audience wouldÂ apparently consist of non-McDonald’s employees or people who know & enjoy the company of McDonald’s employees, no teachers or anyone who knows & enjoys the company of teachers & no special needs children or those who know & enjoy the company of special needs children.
During a lecture last week where Morgan Spurlock was invited to speak at Hatboro-Horsham High, the Super Size Me filmmaker’s speech was cut short and another that was planned later that day in town was cancelled when Spurlock joked about the intelligence of McDonald’s employees, teachers who smoke marijuana & special needs children.Â Hmmmm.Â Talk about not considering your audience at a venue where many teenagers probably work part-time jobs at McDonald’s and where you might, quite possiblyÂ run into a few teachers at a high school.
The be-stashed Spurlock has since posted an apology on his website stating, “It was never my intent to insult or demean anyone- and I understand how some of my remarks may have offended some in attendance and if you feel they did, then I am deeply sorry.”Â He also told a local newspaper that he hadn’t thought of the audience when planning his talk and could have chosen this words better.
You know, I like that.Â Most people do consider their audience when planning a public speech.Â I doubt it would be in my best interest to speak about the illogical nature of Scientology at a toastÂ for Tom Cruise.Â But, I like that Spurlock appears to be above this level of sensitivity.Â I think I just might have to use this tactic at work.Â “I know that many of you sitting here today are, in one word, idiots, now back to theÂ that PowerPoint presentation, Sarah.”
Ahhhhh, the freedom of carefree insensitivity.Â Try it today.Â