Ever think society could use a planet-sized flush?
In my opinion, one of the biggest turds going is outrage culture.
I think Clint Eastwood had it right in 2016 (here):
“Just f***ing get over it. It’s a sad time in history.”
I feel as though perhaps we could just slap that across everything everywhere in every way and call it a day.
Otherwise, processing all the offense taken at seemingly every conventional thing under the sun is enough to make you need a nap.
But if you decide to get some shut-eye, don’t you dare wear a dadburn NiteCap — Sarah Marantz Lindenberg’s new made-in-Canada washable silk sleeping hat.
The reason? It’s dang racist, you mongrels.
It’s cultural appropriation — that ugly thing that makes no sense, of which all people who decry it are guilty. That makes the whole situation…what’s that word? Oh, yeah — dumb.
Let’s hear from some indignant people who employ for their own personal benefit utensils, language, the alphabet, typing, electronics, skincare products, makeup, medical care, clothes, footwear, automobiles, sunblock, indoor plumbing, FOOD, and other things pioneered by those of other races. But they’re p*ssed off about what tops your head in the privacy of your own bedroom while you’re unconscious:
Seriously, as a white woman with curly hair and the internet, I can say with 100% confidence that there is NO WAY she did not know about bonnets, and that they were invented by Black women.
— Dr. Karen James ❄️ (@kejames) July 22, 2019
Oh Canada. Still praising Christopher Columbuses? Still sweeping stuff under the rug? Anyone can turn the corner and give a small business owner their money at a beauty supply store for a BONNET. So many eyes saw this article. This isn't groundbreaking. This is erasure. Do better
— Drewsilla (@Drewsilla101) July 24, 2019
This is straight up FOOLISHNESS! Now that a white woman is marketing something black woman have worn (and perfected) for at least ALL MY 46 YEARS, it's a THING? GTFOH!
— I Am NikkiFree (@iamnikkifree) July 21, 2019
“There were products on the market but none of them had a functional and fashionable solution for me—synthetic fabrics that I felt did more damage, or horrible colours that I felt silly going to sleep in.” <—— oh okay. Yep. Uh huh. Yeah okay.
— M. Michelle Derosier (@mmderosier) July 21, 2019
This level of blatant, audacious culture-vulturing is honestly stereotypical at this point.🤦🏿♀️Way to keep up the time honored tradition of "first insult and ridicule, then copy and profit off of".
Black women everywhere looking at this… pic.twitter.com/0mviRE9nzG
— QueenOfChronicEnnui👑😪 (@UnseelieFaye) July 22, 2019
The cap was designed to keep your hair comfortably up in order to prevent dermatological breakouts. But if you’re white, hands off!
You don’t own stuff just because someone of your race invented it — they invented it; not you. Nor can you make any sense whatsoever in your complaining unless you let go of all things someone of a different race than you created. Have fun with that lifestyle.
Sarah responded with a staunch defiance of Tucker Carlson’s personal policy of “Never Apologize.”
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NiteCap was developed because I was searching for a product that looked and performed exactly the way I wanted, for my own personal use. It was important for me that the product was produced locally in Canada and made from natural fabrics. A small business grew quickly, but in the process I failed to connect it back to the broader historical context. We stand with those who are hurt, and we respect and hear their voices. We’re committed to honouring the historical significance of hair wrapping and this will now be part of our approach.
When it comes to the outraged, that kind of response is like chum in the water.
As reported by The Daily Wire, publication Fashion Magazine — which had run an interview of Sarah — updated their article to note a “long history [of bonnets] in black hair culture.”
Good thing for all the haters that they’ll never need a NiteCap either way — how could they possibly sleep, when they’re so wide aWoke?
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