@Bob KNo Bob, you don't get it. Racial profiling and
stereotyping is wrong, period. It's not acceptable or okay for one group to
slam another anymore than the other way around. What made it wrong for one group
to do it is the same underlying principle for when any group singles out or
makes fun of another.
I think she looks more like the sheik in Ben Hur than like an African American.
"African-Americans are entitled to be an African-American person," he
said."Black people and entitlements. I hear that.
what is up with this world now days? If a white person dresses up as a black
person its racist but a black person dresses up as a white person it must be
racist!!! Get over it world!!!
SLars Provo, UTHow about whiteface, like "white Chicks" with Shawn
and Marlon Wayans? Are we working for equality, or special privledges?--- This is a PERFECT example of "not getting it" -- Blackface was
created to allow White performers to do exaggerated and demeaning racial
stereotypes, and is seen by most people of color as a humiliating reminder of
times when degrading them were OK.--- "sending up" a
stereotype, by showing it in reverse, is irony. Pardon me if I have found that
when I use irony to lds people, they tend not to see the joke. Folks who were
raised in very homogeneous Utah might tend to be less aware of what outsiders
think, but Julianne is not a humble girl from a rural town, and certainly ought
to have known better.
and trying to find some way to be offended at and trying to find some way to be
offended at any given time. It's gotten to the point where political
correctness is sometimes just plain silly.
This halloween costume issue is so dang rediculous!! J.Hough was not wearing
anything racially biased. At halloween you can dress as whatever, whomever you
want! Hough was not even dressed as a "black face" like the servant
slaves of old. She portrayed an actor from a TV & Movies. Her friends
portrayed a group of cast members where one of them was an African-American. It
should be concidered an honor to have folks dress up on a holiday, as you!
BAH, HUMBUG!Oops, wrong holiday spirit.The Political
Correctness police will be out in force to prevent any possible taking of
offense or hurt feelings by anyone on this or any other planet. Everyone will
win a trophy and best costume prize and a big bag of candy. And, don't
scare anyonw, or threaten anyone with tricks.In fact, maybe we
should just stop all this "unfairness" associated with Halloween right
now. The federal government needs to come in and make everyone buy an approved
costume (you can choose from four) but the price will be a LOT more than you
ever paid before. Then you can go to approved government offices to beg for
handouts, which will all be "Michelle approved" healthy treats, but
there will not be enough for everyone. Halloween will not be
celebrated at all in another 10 years, at the rate we are going. But, that will
offend some people too, so you cannot win when you play PC games.
I guess humor along with common sense have fallen victim to political
correctness. Lighten up, people! It's a fun holiday....have some fun!
Don't take yourself too seriously. If someone were to dress up as a German
he would probably be wearing Lederhosen, right? Guess what? Lederhosen were only
worn in Southern Germany by adults and not in the region where I was born and
raised. Would I be offended if I saw someone in Lederhosen on Halloween? Heck
no! I would laugh and ask him where he got them.
How about whiteface, like "white Chicks" with Shawn and Marlon Wayans?
Are we working for equality, or special privledges?
I hear what this article is saying. But I have a large, Caucasian family member
who makes a really good Mr. T, and his costume was a hit a few years ago,
because who doesn't think Mr. T is awesome? Sometimes it can't be
helped that the "cool" people (i.e. culturally iconic, as in idols and
heroes) to be for Halloween are someone of a different ethnicity than ourselves.
Choosing a costume to emulate someone we admire should be allowed if its not in
any way meant to be demeaning (and if it is, it's inappropriate).
If we want to talk about inappropriate costumes, take a look at every one of
them. They will cause some sort of problem for someone else - from being a
fictional character in a sci-fi movie whom a person might be frightened of, to a
little girl dressed as a witch, to a little bumblebee for babies. What if
someone had a phobia of any of those characters? Sometimes I think we are
just wound too tightly and just need to relax and laugh at ourselves. We can be
complete idiots or dolts, but people need to take a chill pill. Is that
person's heart really that full of hatred that people are calling them
racist? I think the people that are calling Julianne a racist are actually
racists themselves. IMHO.