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Date: 10/24/11 08:20 PM

89 Responses to We`re A Culture, Not A Halloween Costume #2 [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of orange_panty
    orange_panty Female 18-29
    596 posts
    October 24, 2011 at 3:52 pm
    Link: We`re A Culture, Not A Halloween Costume #2 - Why you so racist, most honorable I-A-B?
  2. Profile photo of yohouseofren
    yohouseofren Male 18-29
    34 posts
    October 24, 2011 at 8:25 pm
    Why you so butthurt?
  3. Profile photo of dubstepdubst
    dubstepdubst Male 18-29
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    October 24, 2011 at 8:32 pm
    That`s racist!

  4. Profile photo of WeePee
    WeePee Male 18-29
    612 posts
    October 24, 2011 at 8:37 pm
    get over yourself asian girl.
    imitation is the highest for of flattery.
  5. Profile photo of demonveteran
    demonveteran Male 18-29
    238 posts
    October 24, 2011 at 8:37 pm
    Ok Ok, Do white people next
  6. Profile photo of bacon_pie
    bacon_pie Male 30-39
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    October 24, 2011 at 8:39 pm
    I won`t care in about an hour.
  7. Profile photo of ForSquirel
    ForSquirel Male 30-39
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    October 24, 2011 at 8:40 pm
    I`m not even going to guess where that costume was probably made.
  8. Profile photo of schuey63
    schuey63 Male 18-29
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    October 24, 2011 at 8:42 pm
    Actually that is a costume! If were not allowed to dress up in something that other cultures consider normal attire then no-one can go to "The Sound Of Music" dressed in lederhosen anymore unless your German/Austrian. I don`t want to live in that world. I agree the dumb white chick blacking up is ignorant and stupid, but come on. This is a fashion style, I have cowboy boots (not from watching brokeback mountain) and don`t consider them in any way to be a reflection on how cowboys live or act! This post is a major fail.
  9. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    October 24, 2011 at 8:47 pm
    Yeah, the costume makers definitely got it wrong.

    The squinty eyes, buck teeth, glasses and condescendingly abusive perfectionist father are missing.

    Hell, even the "REAL Asian" girl in the picture got it wrong. Jeez.

    (I kid, I kid, and anyone that took all that seriously BEFORE this disclaimer is a moron.)
  10. Profile photo of EvilBigHead
    EvilBigHead Male 30-39
    83 posts
    October 24, 2011 at 8:51 pm
    Not every Asian is a geisha? I am confused...
  11. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    October 24, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    But if an asian girl dressed up as a geisha is it still racist?
    But if it`s wrong for one then . . . wait! I`m confused.


  12. Profile photo of SlothOfDoom
    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
    2033 posts
    October 24, 2011 at 9:25 pm
    Are you going to post this whole series one at a time? *sigh*
  13. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    October 24, 2011 at 9:28 pm
    You`re not a "culture." You`re just a whiney little bitch.
  14. Profile photo of MrLill
    MrLill Male 18-29
    371 posts
    October 24, 2011 at 9:50 pm
    Ha!
  15. Profile photo of goaliejerry
    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    October 24, 2011 at 9:56 pm
    As someone with a significant other who is non-Caucasian, I can say that Asian stereotypes are prevalent in our culture, and you laugh now until you see the actual hurt on a poor girl`s face when she realizes people look at her as "different," or are making fun of her. It makes me want to punch people in the face if it would make her feel better, but it hurts her nonetheless.

    I`m all for anti-stereotyping public announcements, although we all know some can cross the line from poignant to corny very easily.

    That picture isn’t a “costume,” it is a caricature – there is a difference. And many Asians do have a “culture,” rich and older than any European.

    For anyone who sees this and thinks it’s ridiculous, just picture that the girl is the girl you love, and she is crying because some a$$hole made her feel different, or picked on her, or made an off-color racist joke...you wouldn’t be laughing then.
  16. Profile photo of Swaywithme
    Swaywithme Female 18-29
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    October 24, 2011 at 9:57 pm
    This is stupid >=( believe it or not my darling girl, but geisha`s existed back in the day and while I`m well aware that you are NOT one that doesn`t mean they aren`t real and therefore fair game for a Halloween costume. To be a geisha, you need the proper training, not the proper ethnicity!
  17. Profile photo of LuckyDave
    LuckyDave Male 18-29
    675 posts
    October 24, 2011 at 9:59 pm
    You know... I mentioned something like this in the post before this... so I guess I stand corrected.

    Who the hell is doing these posters anyway? This girl isn`t even Japanese.

    STARS? You mean those Special Ops forces from Resident Evil?

    I better see one about a white girl here real soon or I`m calling racism. If you hate blacks, your racist; if you hate Indians, you`re a racist, if you hate white people, you`re STILL a F#cking racist! The color of the skin of the people you hate doesn`t determine the definition of the word. Hate is hate, no matter who its directed at.
  18. Profile photo of goaliejerry
    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4017 posts
    October 24, 2011 at 10:01 pm
    "Ha!"

    Maybe its just me being protective, but I sort of wish I could swing a rusty chain with a lock on the end of it and hit you square in the face.

    J/K! I`m just pretending to be a stereotyped lunatic who brings vengence on pricks. Playing pretend is harmless fun!
  19. Profile photo of YANKmyDOODLE
    YANKmyDOODLE Male 30-39
    771 posts
    October 24, 2011 at 10:08 pm
    go make me some egg rolls and stfu
  20. Profile photo of MrLill
    MrLill Male 18-29
    371 posts
    October 24, 2011 at 10:08 pm
    (0_0)=>(-.-)
    _/ \ => /^\
  21. Profile photo of Solvent
    Solvent Male 18-29
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    October 24, 2011 at 10:12 pm
    drat you and your PC bullsh*t.
  22. Profile photo of clockwork208
    clockwork208 Male 30-39
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    October 24, 2011 at 10:15 pm
    "To be a geisha, you need the proper training, not the proper ethnicity! "

    Because this warrants repeating until the thicker types who visit here finally fuggin GET IT.
  23. Profile photo of goaliejerry
    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    October 24, 2011 at 10:20 pm
    "The color of the skin of the people you hate doesn`t determine the definition of the word"

    Saying that "hate is hate regardless of race" is a meaningless platitude, because racism is a demonstrable cultural phenomenon, the root of which can be DIRECTLY CONFRONTED.

    Racism is (obviously) defined as hate based on a particular race. So, if you hate a group of people because of skin color you are by DEFINITION racist. There are different flavors of hate, and not all are equal.

    Hate of an individual is one thing and inevitable, but hate based an immutable characteristic of a group is culturally engrained and more damaging because it is directed at people based on something they cannot change, and combating racism is a worthy exercise if a culture is to strive for enlightenment.

    You can`t root out people hating individuals for individual reasons. You CAN at least make progress in rooting out racism.
  24. Profile photo of asianchamp
    asianchamp Male 18-29
    414 posts
    October 24, 2011 at 11:08 pm
    whats racist about this?
  25. Profile photo of missaquafina
    missaquafina Female 18-29
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    October 24, 2011 at 11:23 pm
    why don`t they have a picture on their site of a white person holding a picture of someone dressed as a hillbilly for their we`re a culture not a costume site. I guess it is because apparently it is ok to be racist against white people
  26. Profile photo of AEimiller
    AEimiller Male 18-29
    27 posts
    October 24, 2011 at 11:33 pm
    Would it be racist for someone to dress up as a cowboy? or a roman? would any costume at all resembling someone that has a race be considered racist!?
  27. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    October 24, 2011 at 11:43 pm
    herro
  28. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    October 24, 2011 at 11:51 pm
    So my wife took an "ethnic studies" class for an elective.

    One of the things she was taught was that it is impossible for a white person to be considered a minority, or to be included in a minority group., My wife asked if that would be true if there were less white people than a certain race. She was told, point blank, that a white person in a country full of non whites, is not a minority, and never will be.

    So no. There will never be racial equality. Never, ever. Whites are drated.
  29. Profile photo of SPrinkZ
    SPrinkZ Male 18-29
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    October 25, 2011 at 12:03 am
    I don`t understand. Asian culture is now to be prostitutes? I don`t get it.
  30. Profile photo of msieg007
    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    October 25, 2011 at 12:14 am
    @auburnjunky: Specifically, white christian males. drated in the ass.
  31. Profile photo of xiquiripat
    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    October 25, 2011 at 1:26 am
    So here`s my question: The geisha is Japanese, but she does not look Japanese. Japanese tend to have light skin and rounder eyes. Her skin is darker and her eyes more hooded. She looks like she`s from Southeast Asia. So did they just pick a random Asian chick and tell her to be a representative for a specific Asian culture that she probably has no relation to without taking into account that not all Asian people look the same? Is she just the generic Asian stand in because they couldn`t differentiate among Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese, or Thai? If so that`s super racist.
  32. Profile photo of TheShgn2
    TheShgn2 Male 13-17
    626 posts
    October 25, 2011 at 1:41 am
    I hate how almost anything a white person says can be taken to portray them as a racist, but nothing other races do can POSSIBLY be racist. Like people don`t want to be called black or the n word, but then calling us white or cracker is fine.
  33. Profile photo of Digital_Babu
    Digital_Babu Male 30-39
    77 posts
    October 25, 2011 at 2:17 am
    Lol at all white people going like "But what if a white person...", "Y U no post a x person dressed as...".

    Whites are and can be the subject of racism, yet historically whites have been better and more efficient at it.

    Racism towards whites shouldn`t be addressed juxtaposing other forms of racism, it`s just awkward and insensitive of the long history of white dominance that somehow still echoes among many generations.
  34. Profile photo of Digital_Babu
    Digital_Babu Male 30-39
    77 posts
    October 25, 2011 at 2:31 am
    @xiquiripat

    You answer your own questions. Not all Asians look the same as much as all Japanese look the same.
  35. Profile photo of mal_BB
    mal_BB Male 18-29
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    October 25, 2011 at 3:24 am
    dratin hell love lighten up eh :/
  36. Profile photo of squoggle
    squoggle Female 18-29
    158 posts
    October 25, 2011 at 3:41 am
    um... first comes the discrimination and then comes the attacking the discrimination at every angle to try and stop it, white people don`t feel like a minority so be thoughtful
  37. Profile photo of chance13
    chance13 Male 40-49
    219 posts
    October 25, 2011 at 3:44 am
    So...geisha is synonymous with all Japanese women? Good lord, get a grip...
  38. Profile photo of Mister_C
    Mister_C Male 18-29
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    October 25, 2011 at 3:50 am
    I know which one looks more interesting and fun.
  39. Profile photo of Keyh
    Keyh Male 18-29
    226 posts
    October 25, 2011 at 3:55 am
    "Whites are and can be the subject of racism, yet historically whites have been better and more efficient at it. "

    Of course they have. We`re more efficient at everything.
  40. Profile photo of martinikene
    martinikene Male 18-29
    306 posts
    October 25, 2011 at 4:43 am
    FFS get over it. It`s all for good laughs. Soon enough little kids can`t dress up as ninjas because it`s racist...
  41. Profile photo of Demstar_Aus
    Demstar_Aus Female 18-29
    179 posts
    October 25, 2011 at 4:46 am
    Ugh, let people dress up as stereotypes. Quit whining.
  42. Profile photo of Enjin
    Enjin Male 30-39
    802 posts
    October 25, 2011 at 4:56 am
    After Japan stops selling "gaijin" noses and eyes and racist images of black people I`ll take this post more seriously.





  43. Profile photo of chickiesue86
    chickiesue86 Male 70 & Over
    273 posts
    October 25, 2011 at 5:14 am
    bunch of whiners.
  44. Profile photo of DJL
    DJL Male 30-39
    134 posts
    October 25, 2011 at 5:29 am
    That girl is Korean, not Japanese. If she had a bucket on her head then maybe she`d have a point.
  45. Profile photo of Rawrg
    Rawrg Male 18-29
    934 posts
    October 25, 2011 at 5:37 am
    Shouldn`t she be off somewhere doing math?
  46. Profile photo of som-tam
    som-tam Male 18-29
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    October 25, 2011 at 5:44 am
    the description made me lol
  47. Profile photo of BlackHaze
    BlackHaze Male 18-29
    194 posts
    October 25, 2011 at 5:55 am
    Far as I know the Geisha is a Chinese thing.

    Does that mean the Chinese are a race now, just like the Asians?

    Or might it be that yet another f*cking retard yells "RACISM" by anything people say to someone with a colour?
  48. Profile photo of osirisascend
    osirisascend Male 40-49
    3045 posts
    October 25, 2011 at 6:03 am
    Blackhaze: "Far as I know the Geisha is a Chinese thing."

  49. Profile photo of BlackHaze
    BlackHaze Male 18-29
    194 posts
    October 25, 2011 at 6:07 am
    @osirisascend
    Woops, Japanese. How original btw, a gif animation of a star trek character putting his palm against his face. Came up with that yourself did you?

    Still, the argument is valid, thanks for nitpicking semantics.
  50. Profile photo of ultimakewl
    ultimakewl Male 18-29
    833 posts
    October 25, 2011 at 6:22 am
    geisha girl isnt a culture, its a part of one
    but then again so is essentially everything

    no one gets upset over people dressed like indians or non-white people dressed as cowboys and crap like that
    these people need to learn to chill the frell out
  51. Profile photo of psymon808
    psymon808 Male 18-29
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    October 25, 2011 at 6:33 am
    BlackHaze - You`re an idiot. Period.
  52. Profile photo of BlackHaze
    BlackHaze Male 18-29
    194 posts
    October 25, 2011 at 6:35 am
    psymon808 - You`re a dumbass. Period.
  53. Profile photo of Ozmose
    Ozmose Male 30-39
    448 posts
    October 25, 2011 at 6:36 am
    Damn!!!
    There goes my costume idea, I wouldn`t want too offend anyone.
    Oh well I guess I`ll just have to go as blackface Charlie Chan again this year.
  54. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    October 25, 2011 at 6:37 am

    If the situations were reversed I would not be offended.
    Some don`t like making slan-eye but if they did round-eye it wouldn`t
    bother me. My eyes really are rounder than theirs.


  55. Profile photo of BoredFrank
    BoredFrank Male 40-49
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    October 25, 2011 at 6:42 am
    Brocori!
  56. Profile photo of Locke357
    Locke357 Male 18-29
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    October 25, 2011 at 6:49 am
    Because it`s not like Asians are racist, EVER
  57. Profile photo of muffalletta
    muffalletta Male 18-29
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    October 25, 2011 at 7:00 am
    there is nothing wrong with celebrating Chinese history and culture. that slant eyed, uppity bitch can go ruin someone else`s Halloween. Me, I`m going in black face...
  58. Profile photo of Uncorrect
    Uncorrect Male 30-39
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    October 25, 2011 at 7:14 am
    The R and L switch is a linguistic phenomena that is well studied and documented. It happens when
    Asian people switch to English. Black people actually do have a genetic difference from white people. They have a different shaped hair follicle. Native Americans were Asian at one point, Muslims once controlled half of civilization and are the reason Christians didn`t completely destroy all books and art in the middle ages, Jews had more money than most Germans before WWII, the Aryan race is from Iran... All documented factual racial and ethnic quirks. Stereotypes are there for a reason, and taking them too seriously is pointless.Avenue Q "Everyone`s A Little Bit Racist"
  59. Profile photo of RyanHake
    RyanHake Male 18-29
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    October 25, 2011 at 7:15 am
    So, why is IAB still accepting these posts?
  60. Profile photo of NNoamfer
    NNoamfer Male 18-29
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    October 25, 2011 at 7:17 am
    She`s hot.

    And about that, how about they start dressing up like white people?

    But I can understand them.
  61. Profile photo of BlackHaze
    BlackHaze Male 18-29
    194 posts
    October 25, 2011 at 7:19 am
    @RyanHake
    Same reason every site accepts anything with just a tad of controversy: Pageviews.
    Every pageview will earn the owner of the site a certain amount of money. More pageviews (because people start heated arguments) is more money.

    They`d accept a picture of Hitler taking Anne Frank up the arse, and it`d be one of their best days ;)
  62. Profile photo of xglorystarx
    xglorystarx Female 18-29
    15 posts
    October 25, 2011 at 7:33 am
    I don`t understand how its racist to dress up as another race`s cultural icon/character. Unless that person hates the race/culture they are dressing up as, it isn`t racism. Stereotyping yes, but everyone stereo types whether they admit it or not. Its human nature to categorize.
  63. Profile photo of Hoofer
    Hoofer Male 18-29
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    October 25, 2011 at 7:52 am
    HAHAHA LOOK AT YOUR EYES!!
  64. Profile photo of pmarren
    pmarren Male 40-49
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    October 25, 2011 at 7:52 am
    Me so hoooowney. Me ruv you rong time.
  65. Profile photo of Byfield
    Byfield Male 18-29
    464 posts
    October 25, 2011 at 7:53 am
    Wait, thats not racist. I mean, I know that some people care, but jesus, just shut up.

    We`re taught not to stereotype, but that means that we are taught not to be weary of the guy in the trenchcoat or the guy in tracksuits walking at us...it`s ridiculous, I dont care if you think this is racist.
  66. Profile photo of PinkRhoid
    PinkRhoid Male 18-29
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    October 25, 2011 at 7:54 am
    They seem to be under the impression that costumes = bad... just because people dress up as zombies, and ghosts, and "bad" things plenty dress as bunnies, cats, and inanimate objects. Costumes are meant to make us look like something else, nothing more. In fact, in this case it may be mimicry as a form of flattery. She may have chosen her costume because she is studying their culture and loves it. It`s all about context and these ads have none. Next time I see someone dressed as Abe Lincoln, or Elvis I`ll be sure to tell them they are racist. What do I say for MJ though, does he count as black or white?
  67. Profile photo of squoggle
    squoggle Female 18-29
    158 posts
    October 25, 2011 at 8:34 am
    Okkkkk... obviously at face value this poster is talking about costumes, but really it`s pointing out that racism still exists... It`s using halloween as a context, (and that a geisha costume can be packaged as an asian costume etc) to make a point about it why has no one got that???
  68. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14652 posts
    October 25, 2011 at 8:46 am
    Where`s the trailer trash costume?
  69. Profile photo of diylobotomy
    diylobotomy Male 18-29
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    October 25, 2011 at 8:54 am
    Whoever came up with this crap needs to get the drat over themselves. There`s stereotypical costumes for every race of people, not just minorities.
  70. Profile photo of NILE12
    NILE12 Male 18-29
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    October 25, 2011 at 9:16 am
    What? That`s racist? Huh.
  71. Profile photo of BlackHaze
    BlackHaze Male 18-29
    194 posts
    October 25, 2011 at 9:21 am
    @squoggle
    Everyone got it, welcome to the club.
  72. Profile photo of Tacosnak
    Tacosnak Male 30-39
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    October 25, 2011 at 9:42 am
    Is it racist to be a kung-fu monk also?

    Remember the Illegal alien that was taken off the shelves? It was an alien(Green and slimy)!
  73. Profile photo of HIPCAT
    HIPCAT Male 18-29
    126 posts
    October 25, 2011 at 9:46 am
    Ok ok ok ok..... Solution to the problem. If they don`t like the costumes then don`t wear it. Simple!
  74. Profile photo of elbat
    elbat Female 18-29
    188 posts
    October 25, 2011 at 9:59 am
    hey!I love dressing up as geisha! I think their culture is amazing. I am not mocking anyone. F@%#$ng marketing trolls
  75. Profile photo of EgalM
    EgalM Male 30-39
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    October 25, 2011 at 10:06 am
    Does it count if the costume is accurate to the culture? Cause that looks pretty spot on.
  76. Profile photo of pompousass7
    pompousass7 Male 40-49
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    October 25, 2011 at 10:32 am
    if you are holding up that sign you are better off than you would be in your own country so shut up
  77. Profile photo of CaptKangaroo
    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
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    October 25, 2011 at 11:15 am
    If it is not who YOU are, don`t identify with it.
  78. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    October 25, 2011 at 12:43 pm
    alright... this joke is wearing thin
  79. Profile photo of mackin
    mackin Male 30-39
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    October 25, 2011 at 1:17 pm
    While I agree with the Mexican one and especially the Arab-Terrorist one, I`m thinking the Geisha image is no more mocking Japanese people than the whole Ninja thing is. (Especially since I`ve seen Japanese people in Japan do this)
  80. Profile photo of MinPinRage
    MinPinRage Female 30-39
    64 posts
    October 25, 2011 at 4:07 pm
    she obviously doesn`t know the tradition of the geisha, one of refinement, intelligence, female grace, and sensual arts. if she knew it maybe she wouldn`t be offended.
  81. Profile photo of mytbozak
    mytbozak Male 30-39
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    October 25, 2011 at 8:06 pm
    how can she even see that photo?
  82. Profile photo of jimbobsthebe
    jimbobsthebe Male 18-29
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    October 25, 2011 at 8:15 pm
    What`s wrong with dressing up as a culture for Halloween? I say everyone who is planning on dressing up so make sure they dress up as offensively as possible. All the white people, dress as stereotypical black gangsters. All the black people dress up as geeky white WOW players. All the Asians should dress up as middle eastern terrorists and all the middle easterners should dress up as Asian nerds.

    Get the f*ck over it! Don`t get offended, get a f*cking sense of humour.
  83. Profile photo of hyeonkim0805
    hyeonkim0805 Male 18-29
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    October 25, 2011 at 8:23 pm
    "she obviously doesn`t know the tradition of the geisha, one of refinement, intelligence, female grace, and sensual arts. if she knew it maybe she wouldn`t be offended."

    That picture is obviously a mockery of Geisha. For someone who acts like she knows a lot about Geisha, you should know they don`t really look like that. Please don`t pretend like you know sh*t, your ignorance is showing.
  84. Profile photo of greguba1
    greguba1 Male 40-49
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    October 25, 2011 at 8:26 pm
    dressing up as a geshia is not racist. a geshia is a performer, a profession that wears an easy to recognize style of clothing and makeup. this costume is no more racist than dressing up as a doctor or nurse. the girl isn`t trying to appeare asian. if this offends you grow up and get a life.
  85. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    33070 posts
    October 25, 2011 at 8:46 pm
    Darn, I was hoping for a school-girl costume, or (even better) cat-girl!!!

    Mmmmm, Japanese cat-girls...
  86. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    October 25, 2011 at 9:04 pm
    This is as "racist" as wearing a crappy cowboy costume is racist. Just because it`s culturally inaccurate doesn`t mean it`s racist. So if I wear a cowboy costume covered in rhinestones and is entirely pink colored am I being racist towards Americans because cowboys don`t wear that?
  87. Profile photo of Winter_ICE_0
    Winter_ICE_0 Male 13-17
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    October 25, 2011 at 10:50 pm
    Wow, she has a fivehead.
  88. Profile photo of xCYBERDYNEx
    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    October 26, 2011 at 2:45 am
    Bullsh*t, now go do my math homework!
  89. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    October 26, 2011 at 9:05 am
    So... what, I can`t dress up as a geisha now?

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