As per my pp, many people want darker skin, they tan, they use sunbeds and they use fake tan. All to look darker. I suspect Sam was trying to make the red head feel better because she had 'pale' skin unlike her sister who had the beautiful darker skin. That's not to say my opinion is that pale skin isn't beautiful too, I'm just saying a lot of people (women especially) always seem to want darker skin.
I don't for 1 minute believe it's a case of 'casual racism'. MPO is that sometimes people want to start drama over nothing.
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28-04-2015 14:00 #21
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28-04-2015 14:57 #23
And you cannot possibly compare what black people have to deal with to what redheads have to deal with. There are no laws and systems in place to keep redheads at the bottom. Redheads might get their feelings hurt for being redheads. Racism is part of our system.
Furthermore, those who aren't black love to pick and choose aspects of black culture to admire (sorry, I mean mock, because that's kind of what it is) while not really giving a **** about fighting racism. People STILL do black face these days and justify it by saying "I LOVE BLACK PEOPLE".
Don't really care if she was trying to make the pale sister feel better. She automatically has privileges her sister would not because she is white. And no one would question her whiteness because it's the default.
28-04-2015 15:30 #24
Blonde moment? Yes.
Both of the girls are the same race anyway. It doesnt matter what their skin is. If she had of said "she got her mums Jamaican genes/Anglo genes (good on her) then it would have been racist. She often picks on her fair skin and how she cant tan etc. Fwiw everyone i know thinks dark skin is much more desirable.
She clearly said a dumb thing off the cuff and im a million percent sure once she realised she would have been mortified. Weve all done it-its just unfortunate hers was on live tv.
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28-04-2015 15:42 #27
And everyone you know may like dark skin over fair, but that doesn't dispute the fact that black people are treated far far worse than white people. This isn't a case of what looks better.
And yes, it's unfortunate hers was on live TV because now she has to take responsibility for what she said...how unfortunate.
28-04-2015 15:53 #28
Re: Is Sam Armytage racist?
If Sam was black would you still be calling her racist?
I dont identify anyone as a race or colour, people are just people..thats just how i grew up and if she is the same i can understand why she wouldnt have for a second processed that it could be anything other then a mockery of herself.
Everyone is offended by everything these days.
28-04-2015 16:08 #29
She (Sam) wasn't ripping herself off. The tone in her voice is absolutely not one of sarcasm or of a jovial one. She saidbut Lucy got her dad's fair skin, good on her, along with straight red hair and blue eyes.
What was there, was someone verbally high-five'ing someone else because of their skin colour. Because of their white skin colour.
28-04-2015 16:11 #30
I watched it and agree it was sarcasm.
I don't like Sam on a good day. I think she is too immature. This though, this is her making fun of herself being so pale and burning easily.
If it is racist then IMO it is her being racist against pale skin people.
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