Racist or offensive Halloween costumes.

Truth.ie

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Apparently the latest thing to get offended about these days are Halloween costumes.

Wearing a Nazi uniform, blacking up, KKK member oor even wearing a Pocahontas outfit can be deemed racist these days.
At what point does this nonsense stop?
There is not a single costume I would find offensive. Not one. Is there something wrong with me?

I remember young people wearing RUC uniforms in the Bogside one Halloween night during the Troubles.
Locals thought it was hysterical and not once thought they were closet or secret RUC supporters.

Are there any lines you'd draw in the sand regarding costumes?
 


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I remember watching the twelfth of July parade in Belfast about 10 years ago and an entire band had blacked up. Instead of viewing this as what it was - blatantly racist, most people thought it was hilarious.
 

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Its hip nowadays to be offended by everything and anything , men are Turning into pussies and women are the enablers .
Apparently the latest thing to get offended about these days are Halloween costumes.

Wearing a Nazi uniform, blacking up, KKK member oor even wearing a Pocahontas outfit can be deemed racist these days.
At what point does this nonsense stop?
There is not a single costume I would find offensive. Not one. Is there something wrong with me?

I remember young people wearing RUC uniforms in the Bogside one Halloween night during the Troubles.
Locals thought it was hysterical and not once thought they were closet or secret RUC supporters

Are there any lines you'd draw in the sand regarding costumes?
 

Truth.ie

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I remember watching the twelfth of July parade in Belfast about 10 years ago and an entire band had blacked up. Instead of viewing this as what it was - blatantly racist, most people thought it was hilarious.
I've never found blacking up as racist and still havent been convinced that it is.
 

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I remember watching the twelfth of July parade in Belfast about 10 years ago and an entire band had blacked up. Instead of viewing this as what it was - blatantly racist, most people thought it was hilarious.
It would have been funnier if they had been all oranged up.
 

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For some reason this year most of the trick or treaters were dressed as dinosaurs? A lot of the parents were covered in fake blood, no idea why. We just dish out free chocolate and waited for it to be over.
 

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For some reason this year most of the trick or treaters were dressed as dinosaurs? A lot of the parents were covered in fake blood, no idea why. We just dish out free chocolate and waited for it to be over.

I was home alone so I moved the car, turned off the lights and waited.......in the pub.
 

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I was home alone so I moved the car, turned off the lights and waited.......in the pub.
I'd feel too mean, I went trick or treating when I was a kid and I think it's a tradition that should be kept going, it's good for Community spirit and that's a good thing in my book.
 

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I'd feel too mean, I went trick or treating when I was a kid and I think it's a tradition that should be kept going, it's good for Community spirit and that's a good thing in my book.

Yes..........but she left me with 3 bags of popcorn and 2 apples. The feeding of the 5,000 came to mind.
 


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