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Sgt.Timmykinz
Jun 1st, 2012, 11:10 AM
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:

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/article-2153014/Dress-Galliano-Fake-tan-gallon-LIZ-JONES-despairs-tacky-trend-thats-turning-red-carpet-orange.html#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.

Dani12
Jun 1st, 2012, 11:13 AM
It certainly appears that way.

Also, who is Emilia Fox?

shap_half
Jun 1st, 2012, 11:17 AM
I would agree with your assessment. Definitely racist.

miffedmax
Jun 1st, 2012, 11:30 AM
Yes. But I've seen stuff that was much more crass posted on other sites. Not that we should excuse such things, ever.

Sgt.Timmykinz
Jun 1st, 2012, 11:46 AM
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.

Mary Cherry.
Jun 1st, 2012, 11:53 AM
I stopped reading after "Daily Mail" and my conclusion is yes.

Beat
Jun 1st, 2012, 12:06 PM
I stopped reading after "Daily Mail" and my conclusion is yes.

+1

"the true English ideals that have been around for centuries" ... :facepalm:

JN
Jun 1st, 2012, 12:48 PM
http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z225/dongoliano/thatsracist150.gif

SloKid
Jun 1st, 2012, 12:48 PM
It certainly appears that way.

Also, who is Emilia Fox?
That would be her:
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/06/01/article-2153014-13534299000005DC-2_634x906.jpg

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

Justin
Jun 1st, 2012, 02:01 PM
I must be missing something. :confused: 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.

ampers&
Jun 1st, 2012, 02:30 PM
I must be missing something. :confused:
Yes:
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. :lol:

HippityHop
Jun 1st, 2012, 04:01 PM
Are there no Black or mixed race British women?

The Witch-king
Jun 1st, 2012, 04:26 PM
That's funny because I never thought tanning equated wanting to be black :lol: I guess that commenter does though. Do people think that way?

Are there no Black or mixed race British women?

The OP mentioned two of them

Justin
Jun 1st, 2012, 04:32 PM
Yes:

Anyway, yes, definitely racist. :lol:


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

The Witch-king
Jun 1st, 2012, 04:48 PM
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.

Dominic
Jun 1st, 2012, 05:52 PM
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.

That part is not racist. Comparing black women to weeds can be seen as racist though.

mykarma
Jun 1st, 2012, 06:18 PM
Still don't see it. It's a dig on spray tans, not race.
Not really, it's about why would you be trying to look like those black weeds when looking British (white implied) is a rose. If it was a dig on spray tan why bother to bring two black women (weeds) into the conversation.

égalité
Jun 1st, 2012, 06:19 PM
The commenter seems to think that being fair-skinned is a "true British ideal," so yes, obviously racist. I think one would have to try pretty hard to find something not racist about this. :lol:

The Witch-king
Jun 1st, 2012, 08:07 PM
That part is not racist. Comparing black women to weeds can be seen as racist though.

I disagree, Dominic. You can't separate the two statements. He's only saying there's something wrong with wanting to emulate black women because there is something wrong with black women - hence the use of the term weed. He's not imploring women as a whole to love and accept themselves for what they are. He's saying one group (white, English "roses") are superior to another. And that is racism.

Not really, it's about why would you be trying to look like those black weeds when looking British (white implied) is a rose. If it was a dig on spray tan why bother to bring two black women (weeds) into the conversation.

ITA. This tanning issue is just a cover up for a reason to make racist statements. And like I said earlier, I really don't think white people go out to tan themselves because they want to look black. They do it to look like tanned white people :lol:

ampers&
Jun 1st, 2012, 08:16 PM
Still don't see it. It's a dig on spray tans, not race.
http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/loss_for_words.gif

OK.
I think one would have to try pretty hard to find something not racist about this. :lol:
Exactly. :lol:

The Witch-king
Jun 1st, 2012, 08:23 PM
http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z225/dongoliano/thatsracist150.gif


http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lk48ewCFuR1qj0zk3o1_250.gif

JN
Jun 1st, 2012, 08:32 PM
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lk48ewCFuR1qj0zk3o1_250.gif

http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/091/284/eso_es_racista.gif

The Witch-king
Jun 1st, 2012, 08:50 PM
http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/091/284/eso_es_racista.gif

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m41eplDgVT1r2i2tqo2_400.gif

JN
Jun 1st, 2012, 09:09 PM
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m41eplDgVT1r2i2tqo2_400.gif

http://anongallery.org/img/4/0/thats-racist.jpg

Wigglytuff
Jun 1st, 2012, 09:16 PM
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.

I don't know what's NOT racist abou that comment.

And he ends with comparing black women to mud trying to ruin a white rose.

I don't think he knows but at one time the term "rose" was used to be a back handed compliment and insult to mixed race women.

Wigglytuff
Jun 1st, 2012, 09:19 PM
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lk48ewCFuR1qj0zk3o1_250.gif

http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/091/284/eso_es_racista.gif

http://anongallery.org/img/4/0/thats-racist.jpg

Wow you guys!!

My head hurts. Sooo wrong. Reminds me of a comment I heard about baby formula for Hispanic babies... :help:

miffedmax
Jun 1st, 2012, 10:45 PM
Even tall white guys know...

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_loaqj4L5GM1qlykaqo1_500.gif

Mary Cherry.
Jun 1st, 2012, 10:54 PM
The commenter seems to think that being fair-skinned is a "true British ideal," so yes, obviously racist. I think one would have to try pretty hard to find something not racist about this. :lol:

It's so not ideal. Us fair-skinned folk are allergic to sunlight.

Sgt.Timmykinz
Jun 1st, 2012, 11:04 PM
I'm glad I'm not the only one, by allowing that comment the Mail is effectively admitting its a racist paper. I thought they were in denial about their racist ways.

As stated above I don't think people tan to try and be black, they do it because its what we're told is fashionable. That man is just using this as a an excuse to air their racism.

mykarma
Jun 2nd, 2012, 12:33 AM
Even tall white guys know...

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_loaqj4L5GM1qlykaqo1_500.gif
Y'all crazy. :lol:

Sam L
Jun 2nd, 2012, 01:18 AM
Yes racist. I don't even like Beyonce and Rihanna but maybe a better comparison would've been to Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian? They are the true weeds.

Dominic
Jun 2nd, 2012, 01:33 AM
I disagree, Dominic. You can't separate the two statements. He's only saying there's something wrong with wanting to emulate black women because there is something wrong with black women - hence the use of the term weed. He's not imploring women as a whole to love and accept themselves for what they are. He's saying one group (white, English "roses") are superior to another. And that is racism.


Well I am seperating them, I'm saying the first part of the statement is not racist, it's basically expressing his disain for spray tan. I agree that the comparing black women to weeds though is racist.

Pops Maellard
Jun 2nd, 2012, 02:38 AM
Which was the paper that called Rihanna a niggabitch? :lol:

It's unnecessary to bring race into it. Just call her a slut, it's equally true :oh:.

miffedmax
Jun 2nd, 2012, 03:26 AM
Really, if you're going to talk about a black celebrity and weed in the same sentence ... :p

http://content.wheresweed.com/blog_images/full/snoop-dogg-done-smoking.jpg







(Yes, I know. I am a horrible, juvenile person with poor impulse control who should probably write for the Daily Fail.)

Serenita
Jun 2nd, 2012, 03:40 AM
http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z225/dongoliano/thatsracist150.gif

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lk48ewCFuR1qj0zk3o1_250.gif

http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/091/284/eso_es_racista.gif

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m41eplDgVT1r2i2tqo2_400.gif

http://anongallery.org/img/4/0/thats-racist.jpg

Even tall white guys know...

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_loaqj4L5GM1qlykaqo1_500.gif
:lol:

Nothing new a racist remark on the internet, nothing different I've seen on so many " well established websites" :shrug:

The Witch-king
Jun 2nd, 2012, 10:40 AM
http://imnotatoy.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/inatdecisions.png

http://anongallery.org/img/4/0/thats-racist.jpg

JN
Jun 2nd, 2012, 10:43 AM
:lol:

Nothing new a racist remark on the internet, nothing different I've seen on so many " well established websites" :shrug:
My local newspaper's online comment section is my favorite. http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/2434/dancekkk.gif


http://imnotatoy.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/inatdecisions.png

http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1179352411l/907214.jpg

McPie
Jun 2nd, 2012, 10:45 AM
this is.

The Witch-king
Jun 2nd, 2012, 10:56 AM
My local newspaper's online comment section is my favorite. http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/2434/dancekkk.gif




http://www.vaultoflol.com/sites/default/files/1164879465480.jpeg

http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/095/125/3.gif

:spit: at the smilie

http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/2434/dancekkk.gif
http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/2434/dancekkk.gifhttp://img19.imageshack.us/img19/2434/dancekkk.gifhttp://img19.imageshack.us/img19/2434/dancekkk.gif
http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/2434/dancekkk.gif
http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/2434/dancekkk.gif

Ryan
Jun 2nd, 2012, 01:45 PM
Racist comment. Epic gifs though. :lol:

JN
Jun 2nd, 2012, 03:21 PM
http://graphjam.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/funny-graphs-racist-jokes.jpg