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(Daily Mail)   So Sorry: Victoria's Secret forced to remove new Go East collection from their website after 'racist' Sexy Little Geisha outfit sparks backlash   (dailymail.co.uk ) divider line
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2012-09-25 10:29:52 AM  
Further proof that a beautiful woman in an ugly outfit is still a beautiful woman.
 
2012-09-25 10:30:33 AM  
Looking at the photo, and finally able to actually think about it after staring at it lecherously, a thought comes t mind:

I honestly don't know if it would be more or less racist to have included an Asian model instead of a statuesque blonde.
 
2012-09-25 10:33:25 AM  
More like the Send in the Clowns Collection.
 
2012-09-25 10:34:22 AM  
Oh baby just you shut your mouth.
 
2012-09-25 10:39:16 AM  

Shadowknight: Looking at the photo, and finally able to actually think about it after staring at it lecherously, a thought comes t mind:

I honestly don't know if it would be more or less racist to have included an Asian model instead of a statuesque blonde.


Is there a Asian VS model??
 
2012-09-25 10:41:57 AM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Shadowknight: Looking at the photo, and finally able to actually think about it after staring at it lecherously, a thought comes t mind:

I honestly don't know if it would be more or less racist to have included an Asian model instead of a statuesque blonde.

Is there a Asian VS model??


I would imagine somewhere they could find an Asian woman to fill out the outfit. But I go back to the idea of "is it more or less racist to do so?"
 
2012-09-25 11:01:56 AM  

Shadowknight: I would imagine somewhere they could find an Asian woman to fill out the outfit. But I go back to the idea of "is it more or less racist to do so?"


well, we could have that discussion. We could. We could spend all day doing that. Or, and this is just a thought. We could if we wanted to show some examples of some ladies that would fit the bill.

If we wanted to.
 
2012-09-25 11:23:43 AM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Shadowknight: I would imagine somewhere they could find an Asian woman to fill out the outfit. But I go back to the idea of "is it more or less racist to do so?"

well, we could have that discussion. We could. We could spend all day doing that. Or, and this is just a thought. We could if we wanted to show some examples of some ladies that would fit the bill.

If we wanted to.


Naw, I'd rather discuss the serious discussion on racism and political correctness. Of COURSE I'd rather post pictures of hot women skimpy outfits. But with Fark's new Family-Values oriented moderator policy cracking down on the slightest cleavage pic, I'm a little less than eager to try and get myself banned.
 
2012-09-25 11:29:47 AM  
As you all know, I am a moron. Can someone break it down to me and explain why this is racist?
 
2012-09-25 11:36:56 AM  
The same way that bondage gear is racist. SLAVERY!
 
2012-09-25 11:40:42 AM  
TTIWWP
 
2012-09-25 11:47:20 AM  

www.brokenbinding.com
"Forgiv-a-ness, please!!!"

 
2012-09-25 11:48:33 AM  
What's next, being offended at "Sexy" French maid outfits?
 
2012-09-25 11:48:45 AM  
So sexy underwear reduces an entire culture down to eroticism? That should be considered for all lingerie on all races. The fact that they're singling out Asians shows who the real racists are.
 
2012-09-25 12:08:20 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: Oh baby just you shut your mouth.


Oh oh oh ohhhh
 
2012-09-25 12:13:24 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: Oh baby just you shut your mouth.


+1
 
2012-09-25 12:14:40 PM  
This is all just a misunderstanding. They misinterpreted all the requests to "Please remove that outfit!"
 
2012-09-25 12:15:17 PM  
th03.deviantart.net
 
2012-09-25 12:15:28 PM  
There's a long-standing trend to represent Asian women as hypersexualized objects of fantasy

And?

/fap
 
2012-09-25 12:17:44 PM  
So big-bootied Brazilians with a Go South tag are okay?
 
2012-09-25 12:19:19 PM  

cman: As you all know, I am a moron. Can someone break it down to me and explain why this is racist?


Because someone said it was. Jeez where have you been the last 15 years. Yeah Im not seeing it either.
 
2012-09-25 12:19:32 PM  

abhorrent1: There's a long-standing trend to represent Asian women as hypersexualized objects of fantasy

And?

/fap


Beat it like a captured Jap.
 
2012-09-25 12:19:54 PM  
That's a "geisha" outfit? I prefer authentic asian cuisine.
 
2012-09-25 12:19:56 PM  

Shadowknight: Looking at the photo, and finally able to actually think about it after staring at it lecherously, a thought comes t mind:

I honestly don't know if it would be more or less racist to have included an Asian model instead of a statuesque blonde.


Go with a mix.

Or since it's Fark, just use a redhead.
 
2012-09-25 12:19:57 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: Oh baby just you shut your mouth mouse.

 
2012-09-25 12:20:17 PM  

abhorrent1: There's a long-standing trend to represent Asian women as hypersexualized objects of fantasy

And?

/fap


Wait. Are they saying that they aren't? Do.. do I need to cancel my vacation?
 
2012-09-25 12:22:17 PM  

Relatively Obscure: abhorrent1: There's a long-standing trend to represent Asian women as hypersexualized objects of fantasy

And?

/fap

Wait. Are they saying that they aren't?

They are to me, damn it!

 
2012-09-25 12:22:26 PM  
How is that racist? I thought Geisha were (a small) part of their history?

Not like it's lil' opium den whore, or yellow school girl.

So dirty nun outfits are racist towards Italians, and dirty maids are racist to Latinas?
 
2012-09-25 12:22:33 PM  
Remember: if you're the one that hears the "dog whistle," it's because you're the one whose racist. The rest of us are just normal people living our lives free of the PC Police.

Also:

www.lawrenceperson.com
 
2012-09-25 12:22:39 PM  
Also, in the Far East there is a lot of demand for tall, leggy blondes for "entertainment" purposes. Is that racist?
 
2012-09-25 12:22:48 PM  
This shiat really bothers me. ONE person had a class in orientalism once, sees this, and starts screaming "imperialist male gaze, racism racism!", and VS takes down this outfit.

I don't even find the outfit that orientalist - if it had been a sexy kimono with complimentary pancake makeup, maybe(?). But this isn't even orientalist in my eyes - its just an ugly piece of shiat.

Would have been more impressed is VS had stuck to their guns.
 
2012-09-25 12:23:00 PM  
crap
 
2012-09-25 12:23:17 PM  
I would bet you there was less than 2 people complaining and the rest just jumped over the politically correct cliff like insincere lemmings.

Now it's all good PR for an underwear company.

/would hit it
 
2012-09-25 12:23:33 PM  

advex101: That's a "geisha" outfit? I prefer authentic asian cuisine.


Here ya go. Happy fapping.

farm4.static.flickr.com
 
2012-09-25 12:24:27 PM  
i45.tinypic.com
 
2012-09-25 12:25:37 PM  

Elegy: Would have been more impressed is VS had stuck to their guns.


Same here. Whatever happened to making an homage to another land, or culture - now if you do it, you're a farking racist?

/eye dun giddit
//would still hiddit
 
2012-09-25 12:25:53 PM  

HailRobonia: advex101: That's a "geisha" outfit? I prefer authentic asian cuisine.

Here ya go. Happy fapping.

[farm4.static.flickr.com image 700x525]


That's a man, baby.
 
2012-09-25 12:26:32 PM  
You know, Victoria's secret is pretty much about fantasy and fantasy props. I don't see how anybody can seriously play the race card here.

/Stupid closed minds
 
2012-09-25 12:27:04 PM  
If Japan can make a Geisha movie...

ts3.mm.bing.net

I think the secret is safe with Victoria
 
2012-09-25 12:27:48 PM  
This is why we can't have rice things.
 
2012-09-25 12:30:03 PM  
*looks at picture of outfit*

Ho-reeeee cow!


\my eyes just went slanted
\\for some reason
 
2012-09-25 12:30:42 PM  
If there is a Victoria's Secret in Tokyo I bet they sell those outfits by the truckload. Is that racist?
 
2012-09-25 12:31:46 PM  

cman: As you all know, I am a moron. Can someone break it down to me and explain why this is racist?


It's "racist" because some politically-correct twats want to be upset about any depiction of women in a sexually servile role, and a charge of racism is still one of the fastest ways to shut down other people's expression. Had VS packaged that same outfit with a set of needles instead of a fan and called it part of their "dangerous women" line, it would have been called a herald of female empowerment by those same shrill harpies.
 
2012-09-25 12:31:51 PM  

cwolf20: If Japan can make a Geisha movie...

[ts3.mm.bing.net image 212x300]

I think the secret is safe with Victoria


Heh. RoboGeisha is completely insane. In a good way.
 
2012-09-25 12:31:54 PM  

cman: As you all know, I am a moron. Can someone break it down to me and explain why this is racist?


Because of the word Geisha I guess... if anything, it "culturist", not racist.
 
2012-09-25 12:33:07 PM  
I doubt very much if a single "offended critic" was a Japanese person. The only thing about it that would offend a Japanese woman is the fact that the outfit looks terrible. The Japanese don't get easily riled up by "racism" unless they are second/third-generation born overseas. Right now a hefty chunk of the Chinese population wants to see Japan engulfed in flames over a handful of empty islands, yet almost nobody gives a shiat here in Japan. The most you'd get out of anyone who isn't part of an extremist right-wing party is "Heh, those Chinese are crazy."
 
2012-09-25 12:33:14 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [i45.tinypic.com image 400x538]


I can almost see her vertical smile
 
2012-09-25 12:36:22 PM  
I'm offended by how hideous that lingerie is.
 
2012-09-25 12:38:28 PM  
Thank the heavens that everyone everywhere has the explicit right to not be offended by anything ever.

/if it can be taken as racist in any way, it must be racist.
//gorilla glue
 
2012-09-25 12:39:38 PM  
oh prease...
 
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