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(Gothamist)   Blonde blogger dons afro wig, runs into NYC's worst neighborhoods to connect with her black brothers and sisters and get her picture taken with them. Acquaintance: "I think she comes from a very privileged background and craves attention desperately"   (gothamist.com) divider line 93
    More: Ironic, white privilege, American food, Bushwick, Michelle Lapidos  
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2012-10-19 08:34:22 AM
Was it Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan?
 
2012-10-19 08:35:00 AM
Somebody needs to stop taking cues from Paul Ryan.
 
2012-10-19 08:35:05 AM
Do we, as a society, really need to analyze and dissect everything people do on the internet as if it were a God damned treatise on philosophy?

Do we still have a culture anymore, or is this it?
 
2012-10-19 08:36:34 AM
1.bp.blogspot.com

Lois Lane has the scoop at 11!
 
2012-10-19 08:37:32 AM
i.qkme.me
 
2012-10-19 08:39:03 AM
Well,it looks like Gwyneth Paltrow has just been bested.
 
2012-10-19 08:40:48 AM
"The fact that people feel I have been dressing as a caricature of a race is not acceptable to me. An act of genuine hair admiration turned into a vicious act of "white privilege" in the eyes of many, and that is a terrible feeling."

Well, she felt terrible, so there's that.
 
2012-10-19 08:41:01 AM
Just another person to add to the list of "People who are ruining the world for the rest of us."
 
2012-10-19 08:45:19 AM
Hey White lady - You're not helping.
 
2012-10-19 08:45:22 AM
Also - forget the ridiculously insensitive fro - frankly we should hate her for that ridiculous, horrible sweater-thing she is wearing.

I mean seriously what the hell is that? It's like she is wearing Ugly's labia.
 
2012-10-19 08:45:30 AM
 
2012-10-19 08:46:04 AM
profile.ak.fbcdn.net

Approves
 
2012-10-19 08:47:20 AM
Is there any tag OTHER than Ironic for Gothamist?
 
2012-10-19 08:48:25 AM
Apparently addition of the fro will take your list from starboard to port.
i1321.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-19 08:52:04 AM

MemeSlave: Is there any tag OTHER than Ironic for Gothamist?


In Bushwick no less, which is hipster land. Maybe that's the irony?
 
2012-10-19 08:53:45 AM
Someone please tell her that no one cares about her or anytlhing she thinks.
 
2012-10-19 08:56:29 AM
Too late, stupid. This was the blackest white woman ever!


i1180.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-19 08:56:34 AM

ImperialHazman: Apparently addition of the fro will take your list from starboard to port.
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Thank you for that observation, and the larf. I am amused.
 
2012-10-19 08:58:16 AM
i0.kym-cdn.com

/obligatory
 
2012-10-19 08:58:34 AM

Rufus Lee King: ModernLuddite: Do we still have a culture anymore, or is this it?

I'm afraid that this is, indeed, it.


With shows like Jersey Shore, Teen Mom, and Honey Boo Boo was there really any room for doubt?
 
xcv
2012-10-19 08:59:26 AM
Maybe she could use the opportunity as a PSA against straight-hair wigs and hair-relaxing.
Nah, it's all about her.
 
2012-10-19 08:59:34 AM
ModernLuddite

Do we, as a society, really need to analyze and dissect everything people do on the internet as if it were a God damned treatise on philosophy?

Do we still have a culture anymore, or is this it?

This is the kind of crap that is going to make the leader of the planet Omicron Persei 8 both confused and angry.

Lapidos, a former Vogue magazine intern

OMG! An Intern for Vogue?

Blondie: Shy and demure
gothamist.com

Afro: All in yo' face and gangsta
Not stereotyping at all. Not racists.
 
2012-10-19 08:59:45 AM
After a summer racking my soul over what kind of blog to start, the afro was the catalyst.

An entire summer, 3 months, spent racking her very SOUL over what kind of farking BLOG to start. Racking her soul over a blog.
 
2012-10-19 09:01:55 AM
O noes - she's committed a crime against culture in America.
 
2012-10-19 09:03:12 AM

ImperialHazman: Apparently addition of the fro will take your list from starboard to port.
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+1 sir
 
2012-10-19 09:07:07 AM
If she were serious she would dye it black and get a perm.
 
2012-10-19 09:07:53 AM
hellocontent.net

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2012-10-19 09:09:01 AM

Rich Cream: If she were serious she would dye it black and get a perm.


If she were super-cereal she would do the same to the carpet, so it matched the drapes.
 
2012-10-19 09:09:44 AM
tl;dr version: blonde likes attention
 
2012-10-19 09:11:51 AM

Albert911emt: ImperialHazman: Apparently addition of the fro will take your list from starboard to port.
[i1321.photobucket.com image 640x427]

Thank you for that observation, and the larf. I am amused.


I live to serve sahib.
 
2012-10-19 09:12:03 AM
www.panelsonpages.com
"NNNNNNNN*GGERS!"
 
2012-10-19 09:13:04 AM

SmellsLikePoo: ImperialHazman: Apparently addition of the fro will take your list from starboard to port.
[i1321.photobucket.com image 640x427]

+1 sir


Thank you.

/Checked profile. I rowed the Dad Vail once. Very nice course.
 
2012-10-19 09:13:22 AM
came for pic of Sweet Dee doing it wrong, leaving oh so satisfied.
 
2012-10-19 09:18:10 AM
Is she dead yet?
 
2012-10-19 09:20:52 AM
Fark needs a new tag. "Hipster" . With a pair of black glasses as the graphic.
 
2012-10-19 09:24:33 AM
Many times individuals become so consumed by their interest in a subject they fail to notice that they've passed the logic boarder and have begun to reach the "Reductio ad absurdum" point.  At this point they wave their Common Sense Passport in the face of stupidity and buy a ticket to the end of the line.

I suspect this may have happened here.

citation - Link
 
2012-10-19 09:25:19 AM

TV's Vinnie: [www.panelsonpages.com image 320x254]
"NNNNNNNN*GGERS!"


I was waiting for that reference to show up. It's no different except for the headwear.
 
2012-10-19 09:30:19 AM

jake_lex: [profile.ak.fbcdn.net image 200x301]

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Was quite amused to see the return of Martina Martinez last night.
 
2012-10-19 09:30:29 AM
FTFA : We Recommend
You might like:
Use Of Duct Tape To Cure Mental Illness ...
 
2012-10-19 09:34:25 AM
images.hitfix.com

You go girl!
 
2012-10-19 09:34:29 AM
You Gon Get Rapped
 
2012-10-19 09:34:35 AM
Too bad she's not a man, because no one ever anywhere has ever been more deserving of a cawk punch.
 
mhd
2012-10-19 09:39:35 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-19 09:40:19 AM
You're a rich, clueless, ivory tower racist, lady.

Maybe you should run for office?
 
2012-10-19 09:43:25 AM

jake_lex: [profile.ak.fbcdn.net image 200x301]

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Came here for the Sweet Dee reference. Leaving happy.

/shut up bird
 
2012-10-19 09:44:02 AM
She also likes to get facials! FACIALS people!
How do you get a one armed blonde out of a tree???


Wave



Oblig blonde jokes may now commence!
 
2012-10-19 09:44:18 AM
Dear useless people who use "social justice blogs" as a desperate way to convince yourselves that you actually matter: You don't.

Please stop helping. I know that you're desperate to prove that spending six years to get your Masters in "Gender Studies" or "Fat Studies" or whatever course you took in order to increase your smug sense of superiority, but all it's done is mark you as the most useless of the useless.

You don't matter. Really, NO ONE CARES!!!!
 
2012-10-19 09:46:48 AM
www.wtv-zone.com
 
2012-10-19 09:49:32 AM
FTFA: By pointing out that it's also something very much embraced by black culture, which just happens to be associated with my afro, I am not mocking! If I felt I was mocking, I'd stay far away from it."

Right, because only you get to decide if your behavior is offensive to other people.
 
2012-10-19 09:51:18 AM
I'm a black female and I wear an afro for several reasons (yeah, I'm black and I love the fark out of some Harry Potter, what?):

1. It's the way my hair grows.
Years of straightening my hair with chemicals and heat were causing my hair to be break off and looked ridiculously unhealthy.

2. It's less time consuming to care for my hair.
I used to spend a minimum of 30 -45 minutes every day with a damned flat iron. Every single day. Now I tie my hair up at night, spend 10 minutes with an afro pick and I'm out the door.

3. It's less expensive.
To get a relaxer, conditioner, trim and style was costing me 80 bucks every 6-8 weeks. Now I do my hair myself and if I do decide to get a little fancy for a night out or a wedding, I spend about $30-40 for a wash and conditioner and braids.

4. I love my own natural hair.
There is nothing better than loving and accepting myself the way I am and not trying to fit into a mold that never really worked for me.

5. I love being a little bit revolutionary.
Although wearing natural hair for black people is more and more common, especially now that the economy is in the tank but also because it's socially acceptable - it's still rare enough that I scare the hell out of white folks sometimes. Even mild mannered little old me. An afro still carries a message in this country that says, I really don't give a fark what you think. And I enjoy that.

What that woman is doing is racist cultural appropriation. It's definitely insulting and offensive. Donning that afro wig is nothing more than a form of black face. There are much better ways to get to know black people than treating us like animals in a zoo to be taken pictures of and categorized.

What a stupid biatch.
 
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