With one bad "joke", some
jackass guy named Clay Travis managed to insult and offend an entire U.S. Territory. Clay Travis is an attorney at the firm of Dudley, Topper, and Feuerzeig on the island of St. Thomas here in the Virgin Islands. He writes "humorous" columns for Virgin Verve newsletter and also publishes columns online at DeadlyHippos.com. He has flown under the radar with his columns until recently when he decided to write about a mock fictitious interview he had with native son Tim Duncan. In one "fabricated" interview, Attorney Travis managed to refer to Virgin Islanders as illiterate, suggest Virgin Islands women as being the ugliest in the world, refer to the Virgin Islands as a third world country, and end by suggesting that Virgin Islanders don't know the meaning of the word "fabricate". Then in subsequent radio interviews he explained that it was all done in jest and meant to be funny.
Attorney Travis has since pulled his online postings concerning his feelings about life in the Virgin Islands as well as his photos from DeadlyHippos.com. Unfortunately for him, there are hard copies of his comments already being circulated in the Virgin Islands community. Here is a direct quote of his fictitious interview with Tim Duncan:
Clay: Do you miss the friendly people of the Virgin Islands?
TD: People in the VI are the meanest, lyingest, ugliest, dumbest, and biggest cheaters in the entire world. So no, I don't miss them at all.
It could have been funny maybe if it actually had a punchline. Instead it was just insulting. Then there was this one:
Clay: What's the biggest difference between the Virgin Islands and stateside?
TD: The women. Stateside women don't usually have mustaches, whereas in the Virgin Islands most women have mustaches. Also, Virgin Islands women are the ugliest women in the world.
Virgin Islanders are very sensitive about our image, so we cannot stand individuals in our midst talking sh*t about us to the world while smiling to our faces. This is why Clay Travis ought to lay real low before he has an angry encounter with one of those ugly, mustached Virgin Islands women.
Forgive, but never forget!