• Wed, Oct 26 2011

Gallery: ‘We’re A Culture, Not A Costume’ Has Already Spawned A Meme

Yesterday’s post about a bunch of killjoy minorities’ efforts to convince their fellow college students not to make them feel incredibly shitty by dressing up as cartoon versions of them inspired quite a bit of discussion. Before I go any further, I would like to ask what the fuck is wrong with certain white people that makes them want to be allowed to wear black face so badly. WHAT IS HISTORY? Anyway, these posters have already inspired a meme, which is kind of funny in that it plays on the concept, but kind of not, in that it minimizes the very real problems those students were trying to address. Is it possible to chuckle at the meme without totally undermining what the original posters are trying to do? I’m ambivalent.

(Via Know Your Meme)

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  • Jennifer Wright

    I’m bivlent, I’m just not sure which way I’m going on this.

  • amber dawn

    to me it’s not really funny, because it’s obviously belittling people who are upset because they’re feeling belittled already.

  • Stella

    I think they’re pretty funny. I guess I don’t see them as making fun of the people/cultures in the original ads, I see them as just being absurdist humor. The thought of a dog being offended by that ridiculous guy in his lame puppy costume just amuses me. Also, the Dalek one makes me laugh because the Daleks hate everyone and would absolutely EXTERMINATE that guy on sight.