Thursday, December 06, 2012

 Must not dress like an American Indian?

There is an old proverb:  "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery."  So imitating American Indians should be a compliment to them and their way of life.  I have read a lot on the subject but still have no idea why Leftists  consider it an insult.  I must be very thick

Charlotte Casiraghi has become the latest public figure to spark anger for wearing a Native American costume.

The Monaco royal, 26, who chose the ensemble to participate in the Gucci-sponsored Paris Masters International Jumping Competition this weekend, was branded 'ignorant' and 'racist' by Tumblr users, many of whom appeared to be royal fans, judging by their usernames.

Royalwatcher wrote on the site: 'I don’t know who told her it was cute to dress in traditonal [sic] clothing of Native American but gurlll, I’m judging you and not in the good way.'

Another, named Prin-ses-ka-ro-leen, added: 'Dear Charlotte Casiraghi, American Indians still endure racism, ignorance and abuse on a regular basis simply because they are Native. You displayed terribly poor judgment in your choice of "outfit."'

'Other riders dressed up as Roman warriors, donkeys, angels, and Flintstones - you know, costumes - while Casiraghi opted for an outfit that has been publicly denounced as racist time and time again,' reporter Hilary George-Parkin wrote.


If you are pretty and a member of European Royalty I guess that the neuroses of the American Left don't really matter to you

Posted by John J. Ray (M.A.; Ph.D.).


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Anonymous said...

Off with her head!

Anonymous said...

Being from Australia, the concept of the actions and statements of royals being judged differently and given more weight and impact than that given to commoners, like yourself, shouldn't be a mystery to you.

And yes, of course, even though there is nothing indicating the political leanings of those making critical comments, JR feels comfortable in labeling them as "leftists". I guess for no other reason than they disagree with his view of things....which in his mind is good enough reason I suppose.

Anyways, yeah, PC taken a bit too far. But I do believe if it had been anyone other than a royal, no issue would have been raised. Perhaps JR is correct, he is too thick to understand the nuances at play here, and that not all imitation is necessarily viewed as the highest form of flattery. No doubt if JR and his friends put on black faces and started mimicking stereotyped behavior of Black folks to liven things up at a conservative social event, black folks should feel flattered. Yes, of course they should.


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