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First of all, how is dressing up as a black person racist? Second, if a black person dressed up as a white person, is it racist?Third, if saying a white person should not dress as a black person and vice-versa, THAT is being far more "racist" than dressing as the other ethnicity.
Definition of racism: hatred or intolerance of another race or other races.
How is dressing as another race racism then? *roll eyes*
i guess it is sort of tasteless but i mean what else should you expect from the lowest echelons of american society. we ignore everything else they do. there`s whole factions of government based on their teachings and no one makes a fuss.
no. he IS black. the question here is "is a white person dressing up as ANYone black a racist move?" the answer is NO, but the black paint on white skin is certainly reminiscent of some sh*t that IS racist so you can see where people would get confused...
Does that mean that no black person can dress up like a white faced clown?
Harry Connick Jnr. was a guest judge, and was personally offended by the sketch, despite the fact that he did the same sketch 10 - 20 years ago. What gives? Pull your friggin head in, people should be allowed to take the piss out of anyone they want, surely that comes under freedom of speech?
The fact that one group of people is allowed to do something while another isn`t simply because of race is discriminatory regardless. It doesn`t matter what side you`re on.
There really is no need for a general "race issue" ... It`s people perpetuating that we need to tip toe around others. Of course that could just be my extreme opinion and I`m just crazy...
And for god`s sake why do we have to take life so seriously? >.<; It`s an effin` costume.
like if i paint my body white, use a fake fat body suit, would that make me racist?
listen, if a black person put on white makeup and pretended to be [insert famous white person], I`d applaud them, it takes a lot of work to do full body makeup.
also, I like how the news darked the photo when they cropped it to exaggerate how dark she was...
Prime case of racism, not the girl or her actions, but the article, itself.
It`s not racism. This is more about ignorant people trying to call themselves politically correct by walking on eggshells. it`s ridiculous.
However, even though I personally don`t think it`s a big deal, some people do. And it doesn`t matter how damn stupid they are; these people are the ones buying your football game tickets. She should have taken the risk into account before choosing a possibly controversial costume.
"If she wasn`t a Dallas cheerleader, it wouldn`t really matter."
Really now? I don`t care how hot or how talented of a cheerleader she may be (nor do I care how much she gets paid), she`s still a chearleader.
secondly, of course black people will get offended by anything a white person does, they are naturally racists, and as mivchelle said before, white chicks was a movie about the opposite, 2 black guys dressed up as white girls, you dont see a kkk riot breaking out do you? those 2 guys have a lot more publicity then one cheerleader, so i dont wanna hear people bitching about little kids looking up to a cheerleader when 2 hollywood actors did it
finally, its none of their damn business what anyone dresses up as, Halloween is about dressing up as something as your not, usually scary... and well, lil wayne is ugly as hell, so thats scary enough for me, would black people seriously get off the racist wagon and join the rest of society as civilized people? probably not, if they dont it just proves how stupid they are, i mean they were slaves for many, many years werent they? oh yea, they always bring that up
Think hard about it; a non-racist person will go about their day doing or saying things with no bias. The racist ones point out a joke or "flaw" and accuse them of racism, when in fact, the non-racist wasnt paying attention to how it could be racist because they simply dont think that way. It is the racist individual who has told them that the others actions are racist because they think about racism constantly.
This is a perfect scenario for "pot calling the kettle black", am i right?
but dressing up as a celebrity? No.
It`s white people calling the race card ON BEHALF of black people. THAT`S what I hate.
This reminds me of the debate at my college a couple of years ago. People wanted to "Black Out" the stadium for football games, which meant black clothes, black wigs, and black face paint (our school colors are orange and black)
No one cared when people painted their faces orange. But the second they bought black face paint, poo hit the fan. All they wanted to do was support the school`s team, and instead they were called racist.
Unless she is trying to make an insulting statement with her costume, I see nothing wrong with it.
People need to stop getting offended at everything & learn to take a joke.[/quote]
Great costume idea. I suggest wearing a Pope`s hat as well.
Is there so little anti-"black" racism in the USA that people are so desperate to find some that they seize so eagerly on this?
It`s someone dressing up as someone famous for a party. If anything, it indicates a lack of racism on her part because she didn`t restrict her choice to people of her own "race".
I love you guys.
What a load.
People need to stop getting offended at everything & learn to take a joke."
/agree...and that costume sounds awesome.
wtf? Since when? I really hope not. d"Hey mommy, when I grow up I want to be the cheerleader for the Dallas Cowboys!"
It`s NOT racist.. give me a break.
People need to stop getting offended at everything & learn to take a joke.
If it had been some sort of stereotypical blackface minstrel getup, then it could be called into question.
Being in the public eye as a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader, she probably should have used better judgment, but I certainly don`t believe that she was intending to make any kind of racist statement.
I DO believe that she was trying to be funny. Too bad the media has to jump on things like this, and try to fan the flames of racism where there really aren`t any.
Get that $250 back from Opie, we have a new winner.
She`s not portraying a stereotype of a race and to suggest she is should hint to point the finger right back at yourself.
She is dressed up as a /person/ not a /race/. When you hold a picture of her next to one of Lil Wayne the PERSON she looks identical. Is it sexist for a guy to dress up as Paris Hilton? Gawdam, stop taking all the fun out of everything.
People need to laugh at themselves. Plus, its Halloween. get ooooooooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvver it, already.
No really, it`s an impersonation of someone I assume she likes the music of not a trying to be a stereotype based on racial hatred, let`s move on shall we?