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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 2012, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
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Is this comment racist?

Whilst browsing the Daily Mail website (I know I'm going to hell) there was an article about celebrities over doing the fake tan and in the comment section there were plenty of comments trashing the celebs then there was this:

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Emilia Fox has more class, grace and beauty than the likes of Beyoncé or Rihanna. I implore the English Roses to ditch their ways and return the true English ideals that have been around for centuries. Why a Rose would want to emulate a weed is beyond me...and remember no matter how much sludge you throw over a Rose will never turn it into a weed it will only kill the beauty.

- Humphrey , Hertforshire, 1/6/2012 10:00

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/ar...#ixzz1wXRskXSi
At first I didn't really pay it much attention but its played on my mind, its been positively rated by the readers of the daily mail. I usually hate when the race card is pulled at every little comment but this I couldn't ignore. That same commenter also accused British women of trying to be like Leona Lewis, Alesha Dixon and Halle Berry in another comment, so he seems to think there's something wrong with black and mixed race women.

What shocks me most is not only that the comment has been allowed to be posted as all comments are meant to be moderated but its been positively rated by other readers.
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It certainly appears that way.

Also, who is Emilia Fox?
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I would agree with your assessment. Definitely racist.
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Yes. But I've seen stuff that was much more crass posted on other sites. Not that we should excuse such things, ever.

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I just don't understand how any moderator would be able to think that this was an appropriate comment. I suppose that's the kind of racism that the Daily Mail promotes, that kind of subtle attack that points to the collapse of British society being directly connected to black/asian people.
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I stopped reading after "Daily Mail" and my conclusion is yes.
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I stopped reading after "Daily Mail" and my conclusion is yes.
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It certainly appears that way.

Also, who is Emilia Fox?
That would be her:


She was in The Pianist and is also in the tv show Silent Witness.

No.
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I must be missing something. It is a racist comment because it calls a British woman a Rose and calls two non-British women, who just so happen to be black, weeds? I fail to see how race comes into play.

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whilst browsing the Daily Mail website (I know I'm going to hell) there was an article about celebrities over doing the fake tan and in the comment section there were plenty of comments trashing the celebs then there was this:
Anyway, yes, definitely racist.
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Are there no Black or mixed race British women?

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That's funny because I never thought tanning equated wanting to be black I guess that commenter does though. Do people think that way?

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Are there no Black or mixed race British women?
The OP mentioned two of them

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Anyway, yes, definitely racist.

Still don't see it. It's a dig on spray tans, not race.

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Still don't see it. It's a dig on spray tans, not race.
He's saying there's something wrong with the white Emilia Fox is trying to be like a pair of black women by using a spray on tan. He also equates those black women with weeds, and refers to the white one as a rose. If that's not racist I don't know what is.

Is there any creature on earth as unfortunate as an ugly woman?
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