Originally posted by Jarrod
I was going to make this thread, but decided not to because i have been ranting in the sb about it for the past 2 days.
The american media are just plain stupid. They say australia is backward 30 years, when infact we are 30 years ahead because we do not take race seriously. They live in a political correct society where everything you do is racist. A white person driving a black car would be racist.
The skit that was performed was meant to be humerous, it is a parody of the jackson 5. What colour are the jackson 5? black, so they wore black wigs and black face paint, i fail to see how that's racist. If they the skit was about parodying black people then that would be pushing the line.
But the funniest thing about this all is that 3 of the performers are actually indian and 2 others are lebanese. Oh the irony.
Anyway, as i see it, if you take offence to someone saying something about your race then you are pretty much saying you are ashamed of your race. For example, If a black person came up to me and said "Your a white dog" I would in no way take offence to this and would piss myself with laughter. But if it was the other way around and i said that to a black person, they would take huge offence to it. That basically says that they are ashamed of there race, and they think that there race is bad.
P.S i would love for Rolando to come into here and tell us all why he thinks what they did was racist.
It seems political correctness has been imprinted into peoples brains already. Automatically when they see someone wearing black face paint they think it's racist.