Some stories are just made to be shared on social media, and this is one of them.
Deadspin got its hands on the video above, which is a local news report about a Michigan rave that went awry. Check out how they framed the news report on the Michigan rave:
“This is a local news report about James Taylor, a wonderfully goatee’d, 20-year-old West Michigan man who threw a big-a** party at his house that featured multiple DJs, fire-throwers, go-go dancers, and about 2,000 attendees. It’s a really funny news report, but it achieves transcendence around the 25-second mark.
“It is at this point in the clip that Taylor begins to defend himself against those who might think he acted irresponsibly by throwing this party. ‘I didn’t force anything down anybody’s throat,’ he says. Good point, James! ‘I didn’t make anybody stay here until 7:00 a.m. or 11 or whenever it is everybody finally left. I didn’t make this kid pass out on my floor.'”
At that point, the cameraman from Fox 17 pans over to just what you’d expect in a news report about a rave: a kid passed out cold on the floor just feet from where the reporter was standing, interviewing the unapologetic 20-year-old host of what could go down as the most epic rave ever held in West Michigan.
According to a report in the New York Daily News, the epic Michigan rave may had kids as young as 14 in attendance and that unapologetic rave organizer in some serious trouble, possibly facing civil charges for the event at his home.
“During the hours-long rave, six people were taken to hospitals and treated for possible drug overdoses and a 19-year-old woman claimed she was sexually assaulted. Emergency workers also treated one intoxicated man who fell off a barn on the property.”
Any expectation that Taylor would be the slightest bit remorseful should be dispelled not only by his having a passed out stranger still in his house, but this statement about the parents whose underage children were at his house at the rave on Friday (August 1). Again, per the New York Daily News:
“If you are a parent that’s got a 14-year-old child that’s been able to be at my house all night, and according to police there was a lot of them here. So, I think some parents should do some reflections on their parenting before they start getting mad at me.”
Of course, you could always go the opposite route with parenting and end up getting in trouble with the law.
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