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(Toronto Star)   For Halloween a school vice principal dressed up as Mr T. Apparently some people have a problem with this   (thestar.com) divider line 126
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2013-11-09 12:28:24 AM  
For Halloween a school vice principal dressed up as Mr T. Apparently some people fools have a problem with this.

Fixed.
 
2013-11-09 12:51:16 AM  
I pity them.
 
2013-11-09 01:07:38 AM  
farking racists always stirring shiat up.  I think it was awesome and well done.
 
2013-11-09 01:07:43 AM  
Done.
 
2013-11-09 01:07:52 AM  
Is black face in this year or something? I guess I missed that issue of GQ
 
2013-11-09 01:08:07 AM  
I dressed up as a zombie and now I have all these dead assholes protesting about it!
 
2013-11-09 01:10:14 AM  
Could have been worse: He might have gone as '70s Chuck Norris.
 
2013-11-09 01:16:40 AM  
Mr. T is a character.
Mr. T was always an act.
Mr. T was not supposed to be a real person.
... or LIKE a real person.
He is a character... like Spiderman or Ichabod Crane or Condor Man.
Dressing up as Mr. T for Halloween means nothing.
It not at all the same thing as dressing up as Travon Martin... a private individual.
The only people that have any business being upset about a Mr. T costume are the people who were already legitimately upset about the Mr. T character as played by Laurence Tureaud.
In other words, the only people who have any business being upset by a Mr. T costume are humorless retards.
I pity the fools.
 
2013-11-09 01:18:52 AM  
That'll teach him to stay with his kind!
 
2013-11-09 01:19:12 AM  
That_is_not_blackface. That is a Mr T costume.


//This is blackface


i11.photobucket.com
 
2013-11-09 01:19:57 AM  
looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool
 
2013-11-09 01:22:08 AM  
Clearly his costume would have been more appropriate if the would have jut gone as a white dude with a Mohawk and chains.   His costume would have sucked, but as least a few people in the community and on the internet wouldn't find insensitive.

Maybe just maybe we have taken being politically correct too far.
 
2013-11-09 01:24:17 AM  
Meh, I couldn't care less.....but in this day and age he should have known better.

/ might have been more interesting if he went as a white Mr. T
 
2013-11-09 01:25:32 AM  
Great, another thread about farking morons who cry "blackface" because they don't understand what the word means.
 
2013-11-09 01:27:07 AM  

WhyKnot: Clearly his costume would have been more appropriate if the would have jut gone as a white dude with a Mohawk and chains.   His costume would have sucked, but as least a few people in the community and on the internet wouldn't find insensitive.

Maybe just maybe we have taken being politically correct too far.


Yeah, he could have been.....
Mr Why-T
 
2013-11-09 01:30:12 AM  
I want to hear Mr.T's voice on this.
 
2013-11-09 01:30:22 AM  

itsaidwhat: WhyKnot: Clearly his costume would have been more appropriate if the would have jut gone as a white dude with a Mohawk and chains.   His costume would have sucked, but as least a few people in the community and on the internet wouldn't find insensitive.

Maybe just maybe we have taken being politically correct too far.

Yeah, he could have been.....
Mr Why-T


You, sir, win one internets.
 
2013-11-09 01:33:54 AM  

WhyKnot: Clearly his costume would have been more appropriate if the would have jut gone as a white dude with a Mohawk and chains.   His costume would have sucked, but as least a few people in the community and on the internet wouldn't find insensitive.

Maybe just maybe we have taken being politically correct too far.


I do agree with you, but still gotta say.....

images.wikia.com
 
2013-11-09 01:36:17 AM  
"I don't think it was malicious but I was offended"

Faaaaaahk youuuuu.
 
2013-11-09 01:41:41 AM  
soooo only black people can wear a Mr. T costume?
okaaaaaaay
 
2013-11-09 01:42:54 AM  

SilentStrider: For Halloween a school vice principal dressed up as Mr T. Apparently some people fools have a problem with this.

Fixed.


Damn, someone please pity me.

/Subby
//first heard it reported as the VP dressed as blackface, thought what kind of idiot would do that?
///then I saw the picture, thought what kind of idiot would be offended by this?!
 
2013-11-09 01:44:37 AM  

WhyKnot: Clearly his costume would have been more appropriate if the would have jut gone as a white dude with a Mohawk and chains.   His costume would have sucked, but as least a few people in the community and on the internet wouldn't find insensitive.

Maybe just maybe we have taken being politically correct too far.


Mohawk?  That is the American Indian version of black face.
 
2013-11-09 01:44:58 AM  
The only real problem I see here is that the guy wasn't smart enough to realize that painting yourself black is almost never seen in a positive light and that someone at school would complain about it. It wasn't done to be offensive or malicious, but as someone in his position of authority, he's supposed to think about all the potential butthurt that could result from any given action he and others make. The smart thing would've been to go without black facepaint or to just choose another costume. It's unfortunate that even the non-maliciously intended costumes like this offend people, but it doesn't take a brain scientist to realize that if you're the vice-principal of a school it's probably not a good idea to paint yourself black as part of a costume, given that history almost solely associates this with blackface, which is considered to be racist and offensive.

That said, I think that they should just give him a warning to use better common sense in the future and let it go. This wasn't done with the intent to harm, but the guy should've known better.
 
2013-11-09 01:45:11 AM  
If it wasn't for Fark politics I'd have never heard of a more stupid reason for being outraged.
 
2013-11-09 01:46:53 AM  
If Mr. T was alive today, I'd like to think that he would have liked this costume. And I think that we all understand that this teacher was just trying to honor his memory. But the fact of the matter is that society is full of professional pearl-clutchers who are looking for any opportunity to take a dive on the nearest fainting couch. So even though most people probably view this costume as an homage to a departed friend, the reality is that this teacher probably should have known better.
 
2013-11-09 01:47:21 AM  
I think the costume is funny. Can't see how he is trying to offend or racially stereotype by his actions. Not the smartest of costumes during this time of thin skinned people.
 
2013-11-09 01:51:15 AM  

TheWhoppah: Condor Man


Wow, I'm the other person who has seen this movie!  One of the crappy non-big three  network channels played it all the time on Sundays while I was growing up, good background TV while I was playing with Legos or G.I. Joes.  As a kid without any real access to comic books, Condorman was essentially my first Batman.

Also, I agree with pretty much everyone else on this, it's not black-face, it's not racist but more a tribute, however he should've known better.
 
2013-11-09 01:56:25 AM  
seventypercent:  If Mr. T was alive today, I'd like to think that he would have liked this costume.

Mr. T died?  When was this?
 
2013-11-09 01:56:27 AM  

italie: That_is_not_blackface. That is a Mr T costume.


//This is blackface


Mammy
 
2013-11-09 01:57:43 AM  
Nope, because this doesn't look stupid.  I barely notice the contrast in skin tone.
i.ebayimg.com
 
2013-11-09 01:59:43 AM  

seventypercent: If Mr. T was alive today, I'd like to think that he would have liked this costume. And I think that we all understand that this teacher was just trying to honor his memory. But the fact of the matter is that society is full of professional pearl-clutchers who are looking for any opportunity to take a dive on the nearest fainting couch. So even though most people probably view this costume as an homage to a departed friend, the reality is that this teacher probably should have known better.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._T
He's not dead!
 
2013-11-09 02:00:36 AM  

SirEattonHogg: seventypercent:  If Mr. T was alive today, I'd like to think that he would have liked this costume.

Mr. T died?  When was this?


Mr. T is dead. So is Barzini. Phillip Tattaglia. Moe Greene. Stracci. Cuneo. The heads of all the Five Families. Today I settled all family business so don't tell me that Mr. T is alive, because it insults my intelligence. Leave the gun, take the cannoli.
 
2013-11-09 02:00:43 AM  

seventypercent: If Mr. T was alive today, I'd like to think that he would have liked this costume. And I think that we all understand that this teacher was just trying to honor his memory. But the fact of the matter is that society is full of professional pearl-clutchers who are looking for any opportunity to take a dive on the nearest fainting couch. So even though most people probably view this costume as an homage to a departed friend, the reality is that this teacher probably should have known better.


He's a prickly guy at times, and the signature haircut and chains both supposedly reference his African-American heritage, so I could see him maybe not looking on white-guy Mr T costumes very favorably.

/and he pities the fool who thinks he's dead
 
2013-11-09 02:02:11 AM  

seventypercent: If Mr. T was alive today, I'd like to think that he would have liked this costume. And I think that we all understand that this teacher was just trying to honor his memory.


Don't start rumors like that! I'm a fan of Mr. T. You had me worried.
 
2013-11-09 02:02:53 AM  

skinink: I think the costume is funny. Can't see how he is trying to offend or racially stereotype by his actions. Not the smartest of costumes during this time of thin skinned people.


You don't understand! White people can only ever dress up as other white people. If they dress up as a member of some other culture, it's demeaning! It's racist! Forget about about "black face" and all that; just putting on the garb of another culture is racist. If you are white and dressing up as a specific member of a culture, even an antiquated one, you are a racist! Shame on you for being white!

Also, I came across this and laughed:

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-11-09 02:09:28 AM  

Atomic Spunk: Don't start rumors like that! I'm a fan of Mr. T. You had me worried.


Heh, sorry.

"(Insert name of living person) must be spinning in their grave" is one of the oldest jokes on the Internet.

Is there room in Hollywood for a Mr. T acting reboot? Stallone brought Rambo back a few years ago. Why not a return of B. A. Baracus?
 
2013-11-09 02:17:38 AM  
He should have gone as Rob Ford
 
2013-11-09 02:19:57 AM  
Mr. T is dead. So is Barzini. Phillip Tattaglia. Moe Greene. Stracci. Cuneo. The heads of all the Five Families. Today I settled all family business so don't tell me that Mr. T is alive, because it insults my intelligence. Leave the gun, take the cannoli.

I know it was you, Seventypercent, you broke my heart.  You broke my heart.
 
2013-11-09 02:22:24 AM  

seventypercent: Atomic Spunk: Don't start rumors like that! I'm a fan of Mr. T. You had me worried.

Heh, sorry.

"(Insert name of living person) must be spinning in their grave" is one of the oldest jokes on the Internet.

www.dailyramblings.com

 
2013-11-09 02:26:46 AM  
I have to side with the people who think that the real Mr. T would be amused by this.  So they guy was too white and too "fool"ish to actually portray Mr. T.  When you're the ultimate badass and someone dresses up like you for Halloween, and looks silly doing so, do you care that he's not appropriately pigmented as well?  I wouldn't care.  The ultimate badass doesn't need to care about this sort of thing, it's beneath his notice.

Say some poser dressed up as you, not mocking, but obviously because they thought you were cool, and you know you could kick their butt into next year, would you really be offended?

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
 
2013-11-09 02:26:56 AM  

Gordon Bennett: seventypercent: "(Insert name of living person) must be spinning in their grave" is one of the oldest jokes on the Internet.

[www.dailyramblings.com image 300x263]


I take that back. It's one of the second-oldest jokes on the Internet.
 
2013-11-09 02:50:01 AM  
The only person's opinion that matters to me here is Mr.T's. If he says it was wrong, I will accept it, if he says it was OK all those who complained can go suck it. Met Mr. T once, he is pretty awesome. Also the opinions of people named Rad should never matter, especially this one after I read his linkedin, I nearly threw up from all the BS and buzzwords.
 
2013-11-09 03:01:54 AM  
Peel County is a suburb of a suburb of a suburb of Toronto. These are people who always vote right wing because they're angry at having to spend 4 hours a day in traffic cos they're too dumb to live in the city they work in and are too crappy at their white collar jobs to be able to successfully find better employment closer to home.

So yeah, these people look for any excuse to biatch about anything.

You won't find anyone black in Peel either.
 
2013-11-09 03:10:36 AM  
Offensive:
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-11-09 03:21:20 AM  
Got to love any discussion involving race on Fark. Poor poor persecuted white men. When will they catch a break? They can't even wear blackface anymore without people pitching a fit. shiat is ridiculous. I thought this was America.
 
2013-11-09 03:27:55 AM  

Iceberg659: Got to love any discussion involving race on Fark. Poor poor persecuted white men. When will they catch a break? They can't even wear blackface anymore without people pitching a fit. shiat is ridiculous. I thought this was America.


Yes, you could say that. Or you could learn what words mean before you use them. Nah, that's too hard. Blackface! Blackface everywhere!
 
2013-11-09 03:29:57 AM  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQsKcBTjhlk">http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=WQsKcBTjhlk
 
2013-11-09 03:31:46 AM  
I was once told by someone, perfectly seriously, that the word "vinegar" was "borderline racist".
 
2013-11-09 03:38:33 AM  

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: Iceberg659: Got to love any discussion involving race on Fark. Poor poor persecuted white men. When will they catch a break? They can't even wear blackface anymore without people pitching a fit. shiat is ridiculous. I thought this was America.

Yes, you could say that. Or you could learn what words mean before you use them. Nah, that's too hard. Blackface! Blackface everywhere!


I got it. Only certain types of face paint to mimic a black person count as REAL blackface. Anything short of Al Jolson "Mammy" face is fair game and fark everyone that disagrees.
 
2013-11-09 04:07:08 AM  

Iceberg659: Monkeyfark Ridiculous: Iceberg659: Got to love any discussion involving race on Fark. Poor poor persecuted white men. When will they catch a break? They can't even wear blackface anymore without people pitching a fit. shiat is ridiculous. I thought this was America.

Yes, you could say that. Or you could learn what words mean before you use them. Nah, that's too hard. Blackface! Blackface everywhere!

I got it. Only certain types of face paint to mimic a black person count as REAL blackface. Anything short of Al Jolson "Mammy" face is fair game and fark everyone that disagrees.


Yeah! And that goes for movies too!  Fark that Robert Downey Jr.!
 
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