Oh my gawd
, some of you certainly are pretentious, bleeding heart teacups, aren't you? "ZOMG, a costume punchline or likeness I don't approve
of! Teh horrorz! Why won't anybody think of the children!"
Seriously, get over it. It's a costume holiday, and anything & anyone
is up for grabs for inspiration or imitation. It's been exactly how long
now? If someone wants to be Trayvon, let them be Trayvon. I've seen black Hitlers, black JFKs, a black Marilyn, a black Bonnie & Clyde, etc out on
past Halloweens. Hell, one black guy even managed to pull off being Ghengis Khan once, and it rocked
. Some used masks, some used actual
whiteface. Not all that offensive, really. I don't see why it would be when you're plastering 10 tons of latex goop & make-up on your face for any
other costume that differs from your skin tone anyway. Do those people need to grovel at your feel, too? Well, do they? If a white kid can't be
Trayvon, a black guy surely can't be dead JFK in whiteface in good taste, can he?
What about all the people who slap together a Michael Jackson costume with a doll adhered to their crotch? Offensive? What about the priest costumes
with the dolls on the crotch? Offensive? What about people going as Ancient Egyptians or Ancient Greeks even though their lineage isn't? Offensive?
There's 365 days in a year, and just a couple host parties for being someone or something you aren't for a few hours. If you can't handle the variety,
even the ones in obvious poor taste or deliberate offensive, you just plunk down in that corner over there & rock back & forth a little. It'll be over
edit on 10/28/2013 by Nyiah because: (no reason given)