(Closed) Colonial Africa Theme… really?

posted 7 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I swear if this couple has any black friends, I will be even more embarrassed.  I PRAY that they actually know NO black people and are just ignorant as hell.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

That’s just ridiculous and completely innappropriate,

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I would be so uncomfortable in there being served, I’m sorry….

I think that’s an epic fail of a theme.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

wow. And i like how in the comments people were saying they didnt mean to be racist. If you dont see the racism in this you are beyound ignorant, and the lack of intent does not make it ok. So sad.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Mackinaw Valley Vineyard; Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts

I really hope this ‘theme’ was not intentional, but either way, it is still very unsettling.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I started hearing about this yesterday. I am anxious to get home and read into it!! I’ve heard all kinds of comments on it..

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Idiots.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

In the words of Jennifer Anniston:  There’s a sensitivity chip missing.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Aaaaaaaaaah! Nooooo! No, no, no, no, no. Omg. I am in shock. Whew. Deep breaths.

Seriously? Did NO ONE say, “Hey guys, ‘Celebrating Oppression’ (er, I mean, ‘Colonial Africa’) might not be the *best* theme”?!?!

Talk about dumb. Sorry. This one really gets my goat.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

That first main picture is really disturbing. 

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@ohheavenlyday: it went PAST distrubing…..

Sheesh… and people actually SHOWED UP????  And STAYED?????  Yikes!  I’d have just turned around and LEFT!!!  

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Just read the story, and I realise I might get flamed for this, but a part of me feels sorry for the couple… for all we know, they planned a safari theme.  Nothing wrong with that.  And, unfortunately, as much as I don’t like it, the majority of wait staff in South Africa is black.  That isn’t something the couple is responsible for.

However, if they knowingly chose a ‘colonial’ theme, rather than just ‘old safari’ africa, then it’s appalling.   

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