The PC Police And Not OK Costumes [Pic]

Submitted by: SweepOfDeath 3 years ago in Funny

PC Police trying to ruin Halloween now, Please go play a game of go hide and go f*ck yourself.
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Male 1,059
Seriousness aside, this post was hilarious. I love Dracula`s look of spite. xD
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Male 1,059
Everyone else is leaving their opinions here, so I will leave mine: today Halloween is meant as a fun holiday and as such, stereotypical costumes should not be taken seriously. I don`t get offended when I see a "white trash" costume, because there are people that might look like that (just very few) and I am aware that it is just a stereotype and only an idiot would think it represents an entire race or people.

Another example: not every African/African American person looks like Lil` Wayne, but I can tell that costume is representative of a specific person, not an entire group of people.
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Male 14,331
[quote]yeah maybe to some over-privileged white boy [/quote]


Pssst That`s racist! Culture of double standards at work here.
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Female 543
Are you serious? If you think those costumes are anything but offensive, you are ignorant as all hell.
No those costumes are not "cultural appropriation" they are hurtful caricatures and stereotypes, reducing diverse cultures or regions into dated images and stagnant ideas of what it means to be of that race or culture.
Black, asian, middle eastern, arabic, hispanic, they ALL face constant discrimination in the united state, deny it all you want. They receive less opportunities and respect simply because you ignorant pieces of poo think that you deserve to look down on others.
True, the internet parody ones are funny, but the original message is TRUE. "PC police", yeah maybe to some over-privileged white boy who doesn`t know what the real world is like, give me a drating break.
I`m so done with white people trying to deny the racism, I`m even white and I know that it`s foolish to think that these types of things are not hurting people.
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Male 39,572
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Male 39,572
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Male 4,593
The suicide bomber one cracked me up.
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Male 837
I would say the same thing about any "nerd" costume, Star Trek costume, any Viking costume (as was pointed out earlier), any Grecian or Roman costume.

Viking only wore horned helmets for rituals, and that was a very rare thing. They`re an idiotic design for combat, and yet we keep seeing viking warriors being portrayed as wearing them. It is a disservice to the Norse culture. (So is the presentation of vikings as barbarians.) In your eyes, is this portrayal racist?
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Male 3,060
Maybe the point I`m trying to make is getting lost because "offensive" keeps popping up. Let me try this:

The costumes in question are examples of cultural appropriation by groups that do not have an accurate understanding of the ethnic groups or traditions they are assuming. They are simplistic and derogatory.

There. I`m talking about the costumes--not the reaction to the costumes.
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Male 1,084
I`m glad this post wasn`t serious, had me going for a few scrolls of the mouse wheel.
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Male 39,572

@ badfish951 - I agree with you it`s tacky and impolite to dress as a "racist tool". But the question is where is that line drawn. Certainly minstrel black face is racist, but is a pimp costume racist? A mexican in sombrerro is racist but a white cowboy in cowboy hat isnt? Huh? Why? If an indian girl can dress up as scarlet o`hara why can`t a white girl dress like an indian?

I think the point most of us are trying to make is that "PC" is mostly overly sensitive twats whining about something. It`s not usually racist at all.
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Male 113
Look, I get it, I`m no progressive and I say if you want to look like a insensitive/racist tool than you are within your right to do so. It is still mean spirited and crass.

MeGrendel - Your two examples below Juan Valdez there are of white people dressed up like white people. If the guy dressed up like a redneck is really a rich dandy from Connecticut then I could see issue with that.

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Female 4,359
f ucking halloween, stupid holiday, I`m sure 99% of people have no idea what they are celebrating or why.
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Male 108
grow a set and get over it if anybody should complane it`s Dracula.....
love the ninja hehehehe
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Male 8,435
badfish951-"don`t understand why people are getting so upset about it"

We know exactly what `people are getting so upset about it`.

It`s because there are idiots in this world who can only forward their agenda if they can find things to be offended about (see: Al Sharpton).

If they can`t find anything that`s actually offensive, they will create reasons to be offended out of nothing (see Dallas Country Commissioner Wiley Price..who found the scientific tern `Black Hole` to be `racist` and was offended. In fact, he wanted it know why it wasn`t called a `White Hole`. I guess no one explaned the entire `nothing escapes, not even light` concept to him.)

badfish951-"then you are probably just an idiot"

Translation: "If you don`t think progressive like me, you`re just an idiot"
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Male 8,435
Okay, so people are `offended` by this:


But for some reason, not this:


Or this:


Why, it`s almosts like they had an agenda.
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Male 113
Bottom line for me is that this is mainly about intelligence and a person`s ability to think abstractly. If you are actively trying to seek out confrontation or intentionally attempting to hurt a group of people, you are probably emotionally stunted in some way. If you don`t have the capacity to see that what you are dressing as creates distress or hurt for other people, or "don`t understand why people are getting so upset about it" then you are probably just an idiot.
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Male 113
This IS funny, but I do have a problem with costumes based on racial stereotypes. It usually seems to be Asian or Latino inspired and usually grossly inaccurate. Like a geisha wearing a rice hat or something. I`ll go out on a limb and say they are usually worn by some midwestern hay-seed cracker... is that a stereotype too? I`m not saying that they should be banned, but they DO highlight a person`s intelligence, or lack there of.
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Male 3,623
i dont get it. whats the pc police? is it kind of like the phone police in that episode of are you afraid of the dark? i dont really remember how that episode went.
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Male 8,435
HOBYandy-"Your argument about the suicide bomber has one major problem: the costume includes a ghutrah."

And I would submit that a disproportionate number of suicide bomber tend have worn ghutrah at some point. So getting `insulted` about it is kind of lame (of course, the entire PC thing is lame).

HOBYandy-"The second problem is that spaghetti westerns (if you really want to take this route) are Italian."

What difference does WHERE it`s made have to do with the subject matter of the movie? I remember King Kong movies with Asian `African Savages`.

HOBYandy-"almost always overly-simplified and stereotyped Mexican characters"

And thus the `overly simplified and stereotypes Mexican` costume. (See that? That`s the point you missed).

HOBYandy-"You not being offended by the costume isn`t the issue."

No, the issue is people being over `offended` by silly crap. (that`s in quotes for a rea
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Male 14,331
@Gerry1of1

Spot on.

When a culture as whole embraces something like this....


Expect to be made fun of.
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Male 1,678
Anyone offended by a Halloween costume needs to catch themselves on.
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Male 17,512
Anything can be a Halloween costume. Could any one of those things could be deemed "offensive", yes they could.

People dress up like Suze Orman, no one gets offended.
People dress up like Obama, someone gets offended.

Sorry, I don`t subscribe to the belief that one costume is more "offensive" than another on Halloween. The whole point of wearing a costume is to NOT be yourself or, in reality, any one else. It`s a f*cking costume, not a political statement, get over it.
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Male 500
Gerry from the first time I`ve joined this site there has not been (to my knowledge) a post by you that I would not subscribe to myself.

So, thank you. Also, I almost spat my tea at the screen when I saw that SJP picture. Nice.
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Male 2,332
People should grow a backbone. Deal with it.
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Male 3,060
Gerry: You`re arguing a completely different point now.

MeGrendel: Hey now. Let`s not get into insults, please. I was respectful in my reply. No reason for you to try to drag me down. Your argument about the suicide bomber has one major problem: the costume includes a ghutrah.

To say that the Mexican costume doesn`t count because it reflects (to you) a spaghetti western has two issues. The first being that this isn`t about your subjective experience. You not being offended by the costume isn`t the issue. The second problem is that spaghetti westerns (if you really want to take this route) are Italian. The hero characters are usually American and there are almost always overly-simplified and stereotyped Mexican characters.

By the way, I was serious about my earlier question about blackface. Would you find that acceptable?
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Female 1,467
Political correctness is just a way of saying white people in the us have no idea how to interact with cultures.
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Female 1,467
For halloween I sometimes dress up as what I am not with or without satirizing that stereotype. Such as a soccer mom or a bible basher. Generally only people who know me are aware that I`m in costume. So my feelings are anything is fair game but some pooe will get you in the papers for being an non-nice individual. I`m looking at you Prince mr Sir as a Nazi.
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Male 15,186
I`m going as a Chinaman and piss off all the neighbours
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Female 7,997
Bloody Hellfire- here I come all traumatised and shaky( I got woken when my garden furniture blew over 0the horror) - now you are arguing about bugger all again. Some costumes are not okay- they perpetuate stereotypes which are harmful- and most people with a functioning brain can see which is which. sadly many people continue because they have no functioning brain...other costumes are witty and amusing- and that is the key.
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Male 39,572

HOBYandy, [quote]"Generally, when a person of a given ethnicity or culture informs me that I am doing something that offends them, I will quit."[/quote]
I am tired of seeing various minority groups pull the race card when they don`t have a logical reason or proposal to stand on. I`m tired of every time you don`t agree with the Feminazi movement you are "Waging War on Women". If we are equal then stand up and be a man and do your bit instead of claiming it`s my "racism" that keeps you from getting free stuff. I did not get a free college education, why should you just because of your skin color? I did not get promoted at work because I`m a white male so why should you just because you`re a minority female?

It`s time to be adults and face reality.
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Male 8,435
HOBYandy-"why are negatively stereotyped and exaggerated costumes not problematic?"

Because, like any attempt at humor, they involve an element of the absurd. Something any sane person would recognize. Of course that takes a working brain to figure out, which eliminates you from getting it.

The one of the bomber is not stereotyping people of middle-eastern decent, but stereotyping (accurately) human bombers.

The mexican one, to me, was stereotyping any spaghetti western. (and the last person I saw wearing that one was a mexican)

The first one I didn`t care for, but no reason to get butt-hurt over.

Now, the recently reported one of two guy dressng up as Treyvon Martin and George Zimmerman was innappropriate.

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Male 3,060

Gerry: Yes, government has established some pretty racist, classist, and generally stupid rules. I agree with you completely. However, your "deal with it" attitude is completely submissive. Generally, when a person of a given ethnicity or culture informs me that I am doing something that offends them, I will quit. I`m not of any of these given cultures, so I don`t think I`m at all in the right to contradict these allegations (also, I see how a Caucasian person dressing up as a "dirty Mexican" can be a degrading).

Also, your definition of "political correctness" is way off the mark.
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Male 64
Too bad most of these costumes come from a bunch of ignorant white people making fun of minorities based on offense stereotypes.

I think this is funny, but there`s a difference between "PC" and being an a$s hole. You`re the latter.
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Male 3,060
That last comment goes to 5cats as well.
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Male 3,060
MeGrendel: Look at the historical use of the word--especially how it started getting used in the late 80`s. "Politically correct" rarely gets clarified with any explanation. Instead it is used to define itself within the situation. If you have a problem with the charges that are being made by-as in these examples-a representative of a given culture, use your words to explain. So tell me, MeGrendel, why are negatively stereotyped and exaggerated costumes not problematic? Where would you like to draw the line? Blackface, maybe?
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Male 767
@Betterbob, what ninja? .......see what i did there?
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Male 40,326
[quote]And can we all agree that the term "politically correct" is an empty phrase meant only to discredit progressive thought?[/quote]

No, @HobyAndy: It is an accurate term used to describe an insidious thought pattern/process. It is clearly depicted in the first 3 pictures here...

Insidious : causing harm in a way that is gradual or not easily noticed

"PC Police" are those who seek to enforce the "laws of political correctness" ON OTHERS against their wishes. Again? Accurate.
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Male 8,435
HOBYandy-"politically correct" is an empty phrase meant only to discredit progressive thought"

If, by `progressive thought` you mean dumbass people making dumbass deals out of dumbass situations...then yes, `politically correct` is the phrase sane people use to point out just how big of dumbasses they are.

An empty phrase directed at people with empty heads.

You have the right to be offended.

So what? You being offended has absolutely no impact on anyone else.
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Male 40,326
Very good! Very funny!

(Male bat? Check!)
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Male 39,572

"Politically Correct" means "according to a liberalist view". If liberals like it it is correct, if they don`t it`s politically incorrect.

I try not to insult people, but if someone is offended go off by yourself and friggin deal with it! I`m offended many times a day,{usually it`s something from Washington or my city council} but I`m an adult so I don`t make a big deal out of it. I move on.
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Male 15,186
Still funny
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Male 168
The ninja one got chuckling. :)
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Male 3,060
Ah, yes. Because the internet is always on-track with its understandings of cultural appropriation. Your opinion on the issue be what it will, I think people should be able to identify the social concerns of the original movement and-at the very least-question their validity before jumping to parody. And can we all agree that the term "politically correct" is an empty phrase meant only to discredit progressive thought?
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Male 1,920
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Male 8,435
And, once again, I`l make fun of PC stupidity with my own version:


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Male 771
this gonna be reposted for every halloween from now on? i hope not
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Male 39,572
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Male 2,675
Oh there are MUCH more offensive ones out there than this. :D
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Male 39,572

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Male 1,062
I like the ninja.
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Male 7,774
@ hamptoninn- Absolutely right. The PC brigade clearly had to point out to them that they needed to be offended.
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Male 57
So we have a bit of a logic puzzle here:

If the costume is not who they are, then they cannot be justifiably offended at a costume depicting something other than what they are (because it is not depicting them).

If the costume is depicting what they are, then they can be offended, but the poster denies that is what is going on.

So which is it, badly thought out poster? Is the costume what you are or not?
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Male 97
I went as a Joke version of one of these to a costume party last night and spent the evening explaining the joke ... Obscurity Fail.
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Male 39,572
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Female 9,558
It be funnier if Dracula held a picture of Edward Cullen.
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Male 39,572

If we can`t dress like them, then they can`t dress like us!

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Male 1,745
The first 3 make stupid costumes anyway.
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Male 938
Link: The PC Police And Not OK Costumes [Pic] [Rate Link] - PC Police trying to ruin Halloween now, Please go play a game of go hide and go f*ck yourself.
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