Apparently it is very offensive to dress as a ‘gypsy’ for Halloween. I’m offended that you could be so overly sensitive about something that is so commonly used as a costume for people of all ages.
I will apologize for my ignorance. I don’t know anything about the history of ‘gypsies’. Nor had I…
“I’m offended that you’re offended!”
Gadje, I haven’t even had coffee yet, so I’m going to be brief: you should be thanking those who took the time to point out your racism to you, for their efforts to enlighten you and make you a less oppressive, bigoted person. I mean this. You should be on your knees thanking them, because in order to make the effort to educate you, they had to work through all their anger and frustration and their lifetimes of history dealing with racism and anti-ziganism. You think that’s a walk in the park? Even if they were a bit harsh, it was 100% only what you deserved for acting in a way that was hurtful and perpetuated harmful stereotypes.
I am so tired of gadje pulling this “oh, I’m so offended/hurt” bullshit when faced with the realities of their actions and prejudices. Gadje, PLEASE. Get over yourselves for two seconds. How do you think WE feel?