(Closed) Emergency Hen do/bachelorette party costume!

posted 5 years ago in Parties
Post # 4
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272 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@somethingaquamarine:  in europe we are less politicaly correct and also no mexican people live here so it is not such a touchy subject. Its stereotypical at most.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@shaniqua:  ugh I miss europe. I’m ready to move back now please!

Post # 7
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272 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@somethingaquamarine: I would not say Europe is not diverse. We have a whole lot of different cultures and languages over here.

Like I said, its not considered racism here. It might be a stereotype but thats kind of the only way to go if you are having a theme party. I mean, if it were at a spanish restaurant she could wear a sombrero and a cape and I really don’t think any spanish people would be offended.

 

Also, the girls from the Huffington Post article were holding offensive signs, thats a whole different story.

 

Lets not go overboard with the sensitivity ladies.

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

@shaniqua:  I mean, if it were at a spanish restaurant she could wear a sombrero and a cape and I really don’t think any spanish people would be offended.


I disagree with you. OP wants to wear a picnic blanket as a poncho, a sombrero, and an ENORMOUS MUSTACHE. To a Mexican restaurant. Also, I obviously didn’t mean to imply that Europe as a whole is not diverse. But just because there might be small Mexican population doesn’t make racism (or your euphemism for it, “stereotypes”) okay. And I think it’s especially rude that she wants to flaunt that racism in front of people who are of that particular nationality.

 

Final point: Spain ≠ Mexico.

Post # 9
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272 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@somethingaquamarine:  Well, tons of Mexican restaurants have a guy dressed like that right on their logo so I do not see why it is so offensive.

Also, my point is that Americans are the ones with racist issues towards Mexicans. To us in Europe, Mexico is a country like any other so in fact in that sense Spain = Mexico.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper

@clumsylawyer:  …. > blink blink < …… 

 

I’m speechless.

 

Ok, I was speechless, I am now able to say that this sounds horrible. Like, something that people might have thought was amusing 60 years ago, but then society grew up and is now embarassed that they used to think it was ok. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@clumsylawyer:  It’s a cultural difference between the US and everyone else. I grew up overseas and actually lived in England from 11-15. I never experienced racism until I moved to the States. I think people are just hyperaware here. I know you didn’t mean harm. 

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