Thoughts on Racist Costumes?

sweetiejo sweetiejo
I keep seeing new costumes and so many people say they are racist because they are based off of a specific ethnic group. I was wondering if you feel this way, and if so why?
09/24/2012
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Rossie Rossie
No, I don't feel that way at all. I'm Chinese and I am not bothered by Eden selling an Asian costume. I feel pretty good when I see other ethnic groups wearing clothes with an Oriental flair, it means these people liked Asian culture, rather than making fun of Asians.
09/24/2012
sweetiejo sweetiejo
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Originally posted by Rossie
No, I don't feel that way at all. I'm Chinese and I am not bothered by Eden selling an Asian costume. I feel pretty good when I see other ethnic groups wearing clothes with an Oriental flair, it means these people liked Asian culture, rather ... More
I love that view!
09/24/2012
deltalima deltalima
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Originally posted by sweetiejo
I keep seeing new costumes and so many people say they are racist because they are based off of a specific ethnic group. I was wondering if you feel this way, and if so why?
I don't think it's completely about the costume but also involved in the names of the sets.
09/24/2012
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by deltalima
I don't think it's completely about the costume but also involved in the names of the sets.
Copy-writing...when it's your job, things don't have the same meaning as they do on the outside. It's unfortunate, but it happens.
09/24/2012
Noelle Noelle
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Originally posted by sweetiejo
I keep seeing new costumes and so many people say they are racist because they are based off of a specific ethnic group. I was wondering if you feel this way, and if so why?
A costume is for pretend. No reason to be offended.
09/24/2012
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Noelle
A costume is for pretend. No reason to be offended.
Apparently, it's offensive to want to pretend to be part of another culture?
09/25/2012
deltalima deltalima
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Originally posted by sweetiejo
I keep seeing new costumes and so many people say they are racist because they are based off of a specific ethnic group. I was wondering if you feel this way, and if so why?
Recent story I came across that might give another perspective.

Original article mentioned.

When I first commented, I wasn't that bothered to go into detail about how I feel, I'm still not. But I will say that to round up something and say it represents an entire continent of people gives me something to think about. I wonder, how would a "European Dictator" or "American supremacist" costume sell?
09/25/2012
edenguy edenguy
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Originally posted by sweetiejo
I keep seeing new costumes and so many people say they are racist because they are based off of a specific ethnic group. I was wondering if you feel this way, and if so why?
I don't see the reason for offense. There needs to be some intent behind the wearer.
09/25/2012
jr2012 jr2012
I would say it would depend on the particular costume. I personally would veer away from any of them though, there's so many other choices out there!
09/26/2012
MistressDandelion MistressDandelion
If you wear any costume with the intent to mock or insult the origins of your costume, then it's offensive (for exemple, "goth" costume, which are mainly a parody, especially when the person wearing the costume pretends to cut themselves and be depressed, or blackface).
If you wear a costume because you genuinely find the traditionnal clothing of a culture pretty and you're interested in this culture, why the fuck not?
10/05/2012
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