pretty sure theyre just completing the black stripe of the german flag… black hair and face, red shirt, yellow pants. it makes sense to me. it’s really stupid, but i can see how it happened. like i’m not gonna argue ‘cause it’s stupid, just stating what i’m pretty sure of and how I feel about it. i’m a fan of the german team myself, i considered something kiiiiind of like this for an outfit to wear to the final (as in painting my hair and part of my face black to go with red shirt and yellow leggings), then i was like oh that probs wouldnt be a good idea, daderp. clearly these people we’re a little too dumb to realize what they were doing. and would you still say the same if they were spiky or straight hair wigs? so yes, they were really stupid. does that mean they need to be publicly harassed and called out for malicious racism when it was a stupid fuckup?…. I really dont think so.
the other people in the photos, obviously that’s offensive. i don’t blame anyone for being angry about those. those ones are pure stupidity on a stick.
I’m not trying to defend their stupidity, I’m just trying to point out what seems obvious to me. people are really quick to be offended nowadays, and I just wanted to state my opinion.
Hi, you can be racist while also wearing the colors of the german flag.
all i’m saying.
lol of course you can. I’m not saying you cant. I’m just saying people need to take a sec and figure some shit out before putting up huge rage fueled posts about how horrible these people are. imbeciles? yes. horrible? how would you know
because they are engaging in racist behavior, and they know they are, and they do not care.
I edited the other post to add do a google image search of the word “Golliwog” and if you still don’t believe they’re knowingly dressing up as a black caricature.
-dark black face-pink lips.
your excusing them is frankly ridiculous.
Holy fuck people I’m not excusing anything, do you see what I mean about people freaking their shit over nothing? Seriously this site has become so stupid for that. It’s not even like there is an overwhelming number of POC on the German team?! Like there’s no reason, idfk like don’t tell me what I have to say is ridiculous, idk how you found this but clearly you’re looking for shit to stir up, so kindly do that somewhere that’s not on my blog
1 “pretty sure theyre just completing the black stripe of the german flag… black hair and face, red shirt, yellow pants. it makes sense to me.” Is excusing their racist behavior as non-racist, or coincidence based on ignorance of the racist stereotype they are dressed as.
It’s not even like there is an overwhelming number of POC on the German team?!" Hence the accusation of racism- they are less likely to be called on racism towards blacks by the white people on their team, and because they are not called out on it by people they respect they do not care and will continue to portray it.
3. “Like there’s no reason,” For them to dress themselves as a racist caricature? They think it’s funny. They’re playing Ghana, an exclusively POC team. Instead of holding a sign saying “Go Germany” or even “Ghana sucks” they have chosen to support their team by caricaturizing the race of the opposing team
4. “idk how you found this but clearly you’re looking for shit to stir up, so kindly do that somewhere that’s not on my blog”
I follow you, and you’ve liked many of my posts. If your name wasn’t familiar to me I would have just unfollowed you. I took the opportunity to send you a PRIVATE ASK first, hoping to engage you in a conversation alone about why this was racist, hoping it was a simple case of you not being familiar with the “golliwog” caricature.
-You chose to post and reblog and be stubborn about defending the accusation of racist portrayal against these individuals.
-You admitted yourself that you had thought about doing this and then realized it was racist
-You persist with your stubborn ignorant defense of this action while claiming that is not what you’re doing.
-You act affronted when I have been unantagonistic toward you, and offended that I am shit-stirring on your blog when YOU CHOSE TO MAKE THIS CONVERSATION A PUBLIC ONE
by doing this you have made it clear that like these people you are
-not willing to learn
- ok with excusing racist behavior.
I’m done trying to help you.