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Is this racist? Why or why not? *EDIT*

Posted by on May. 21, 2013 at 3:35 PM
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Someone posted this in a local Facebook group. There is a debate going whether this is racist or not. Personally I think it's in bad taste. 

 My town is predominantly white and Filipino, and it was posted by a white guy, if that matters.


EDIT: It's not really his cousin. (I searched it in TinEye before I posted it here and it has made some internet rounds.)

He posted it because it was funny to him that the guy blended in with the background. That's where I think the question comes in, and honestly it's the same thing as posting a photo of a really fat or unfortunate-looking person for laughs. 

I don't personally believe it's racist or bigoted per se but I do think it's in bad taste. I wasn't sure if "racist" was the right word for it and it looks like popular opinion agrees! 


And that Irish girl photo is so obviously photoshopped, I mean WTF.

by on May. 21, 2013 at 3:35 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on May. 21, 2013 at 3:36 PM
2 moms liked this

laughing

Litlmama87
by Platinum Member on May. 21, 2013 at 3:36 PM
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Why did he post it, with what caption?
laineysmum
by Silver Member on May. 21, 2013 at 3:39 PM

No caption. The group is for community discussion, with no rules except you must be 18+. someone immediately posted "That's racist", and the poster said it was his cousin and her boyfriend, then his real cousin came on and they started joking together about it.

One woman who I previously respected said she was suddenly craving a Mounds bar. I can't wait to see her around town and give her a nasty look instead of my usual warm greeting.  

Quoting Litlmama87:

Why did he post it, with what caption?



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by Meanie Pants on May. 21, 2013 at 3:39 PM

No. Just hilarious. Damn he's dark.

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by Lighthouse Blues on May. 21, 2013 at 3:40 PM
Good lawd he's dark.
TurtleMomma82
by Barbie on May. 21, 2013 at 3:40 PM
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The picture itself I don't see as racist, but the comments certainly are.

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by on May. 21, 2013 at 3:41 PM
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I dont get it... is it the fact that he is so dark?

findingserenity
by Gold Member on May. 21, 2013 at 3:41 PM
im filipino.what town are u from?state?
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by Ruby Member on May. 21, 2013 at 3:42 PM

Was it photoshopped?

PeaceLoveZ
by Platinum Member on May. 21, 2013 at 3:42 PM
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I don't get how or why that's be considered racist.
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