Thursday, April 26, 2012
I couldn't write that title when it was filmed and broadcast in England, and I'm having an even harder time now.
It continues to amaze me the things that people will endorse in the name of "entertainment", even when it exploits a whole ethnic group of historically, and presently oppressed people.
Just read some of the posts on this blog.
Do I really have to address the racism here?
I hope you all realize that this show is NOT representative of the Romani culture, nor of the Romani in America. I can expand but I just don't have the heart.
I recently heard a report on NPR about the commercials for diet and weight loss clinics.
You know all those
BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS.
I certainly always noticed the difference in makeup, demeanor....but I just learned that the businesses hire SKINNY PEOPLE AND PAY THEM TO GAIN WEIGHT. Then they reverse the BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS.
See any connection here. I'm just asking.
Please, at the very least, DO NOT WATCH THIS EXPLOITATIVE RACIST SHOW.
Better yet, please protest it.
Posted by Morgan at 3:27 PM