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Yes, it's racist and never should have been allowed. 4 44.44%
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Shop Worker Dresses up as 'Big Momma' for Halloween - November 2nd 2015, 03:18 PM

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I saw this in the news today and found the original post on the company's facebook page. A shop worker dressed up as Big Momma for Halloween, someone got offended, and now everyone is arguing over whether it's actually offensive or not.

Personally, I don't think it's the action that should be judged, it's the feeling behind it. This person was not trying to cause offence or upset anyone, therefore I don't think they did anything wrong. If they had got up that morning and thought "I know what will really upset people today!" then fair enough. But this whole thing is just a fuss about nothing, in my opinion.

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Re: Shop Worker Dresses up as 'Big Momma' for Halloween - November 2nd 2015, 03:44 PM

She should already be aware that dressing up in blackface is racist. There's no excuse imo.
   
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Re: Shop Worker Dresses up as 'Big Momma' for Halloween - November 2nd 2015, 03:48 PM

I don't see the big deal. It was just a costume.

People get offended about the silliest things. It wasn't meant to be malicious or racist.


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Re: Shop Worker Dresses up as 'Big Momma' for Halloween - November 2nd 2015, 04:01 PM

I swear, this year people seem to have a problem with every single costume.
   
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Re: Shop Worker Dresses up as 'Big Momma' for Halloween - November 2nd 2015, 04:06 PM

Upon seeing the picture, I can't believe she would do something that dumb, honestly. Is it racist? Meh. Probably not racist intent. Is it common sense to NOT go blackface because it offends a lot of people? YES.


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Re: Shop Worker Dresses up as 'Big Momma' for Halloween - November 2nd 2015, 06:21 PM

I don't think its racist because she was just dressing up as a character. But I can see that it was controvercial and probably wasn't the best thing to wear to a workplace where the public are. If it was just for a party I don't think anyone would have even thought about it. To be honest it seems that's what the person who originally raised it was complaining about, the fact tesco had someone working there in such a costume, not that the person was in the costume in the first place.


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Re: Shop Worker Dresses up as 'Big Momma' for Halloween - November 2nd 2015, 06:35 PM

Oh, for God's sake, do we have no more serious things to worry about? people there days get offended by fucking everything. Grow up, you're gonna bitch cause of some innocent fun somebody's had?

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Re: Shop Worker Dresses up as 'Big Momma' for Halloween - November 2nd 2015, 10:21 PM

Normally I would be the first person to say that people get offended too easily, but I think that this is too much. Not because I think that she had malicious intentions or anything, but just because of the history behind blackface.


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Re: Shop Worker Dresses up as 'Big Momma' for Halloween - November 3rd 2015, 02:05 AM

Intent is not impact. Black face is oppressive and offensive. While it may have not been her intention, she needs to be sensitive to the fact that other people were offended for historical reasons, and apologize and try to learn from that. As a white woman, she may have not realized the implications, but she can no longer use ignorance as an excuse for continuing to disregard others' feelings about this in the future.

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Re: Shop Worker Dresses up as 'Big Momma' for Halloween - November 3rd 2015, 02:29 AM

^I agree 100%.

This IS racist no matter what her intent is.

You can dress up as a character, who happens to be black, without painting yourself in black face.
   
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