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Beauty Pet Peeves 2

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So what are your beauty pet peeves? What grinds your gears? Share your stories!!!

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Wow. Okay, my first reaction when I saw this last night was to crack a dumb joke or two, which I did. Then everything exploded. 

 

I am Asian, and your original post did seem a little derogatory. Some of the others have very eloquently explained why your post came off as problematic, but you kept being defensive. 

 

So, let me explain from my perspective why "Asian snob" seemed disrespectful. If the salesperson weren't Asian, would you have said "white snob" or "black snob" in your post? Maybe not, right? In that case, reading (maybe too much) between the lines makes it appear that you hold a certain bias against Asians, possibly assuming that it's normal for them to be snobs. That's stereotyping everyone with ancestry from an entire continent with 48 different countries (which was the inspiration for my original dumb joke). 

 

In times like these, leaders from the United States openly discuss banning Muslims and starting a registry to document all Muslims. Authorities are joking about lynching African Americans. People want to build a wall to keep out those escaping terrible conditions relating to cartel violence in Latin America (I live in a border state where parents are sending their children alone to safety across the border, and I have read many heartbreaking stories about why this is happening). Neo-Nazis are out in full force. People have been emboldened in stating their racist opinions. Strangers have told me, a fourth-generation Asian American, to go back to where I came from because I don't share the same skin color. That's also because we're often viewed as sort of an "other" and that we don't belong, as if we're all new immigrants taking up space and jobs that should belong to descendents of those who came over on the Mayflower or something. But in reality, I'm an American and I only know American ways (though I can effortlessly order an entire meal in both Cantonese and Mandarin!).

 

With all of this going on, I feel as if we're not being over sensitive in calling out terms we see as possibly derogatory. I appreciate that so many BTers jumped in defense and tried to educate you. We're not calling out political incorrect attitudes. We're not bullying anyone. We're just being empathetic, or "woke," and trying to create a better, more tolerable world. 

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Endless, endless applause. 

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@txcatx  very well said. I am so sorry that people treat you that way... no one should be treated like that and I want to thank you for sharing something personal. It can't be easy. Big hugs! Heart

 

 

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Well, putting down women isn't going to help you look less bigoted.

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@AmdSephI read all the comments and I'm sorry but I think you are out of line. I believe the very first comment made about your use of the word Asian was very polite. Describes how I feel too.  You could have said thank you and I'll remove it from my comment.  Instead you attack everyone who has commented. While I don't agree with some of the comments made the very first one was polite and should have been enough to make you think twice. You could have said a snob... there was no reason to add Asian. You said it was to describe someone... yet I don't see how it describes them. Like I said it could have ended at snob.

 

I think taking a step back and really looking at how the world is and how some things you thought were ok are in fact not ok. Not everybody is raised the same or thought the same things and that's why we all need to keep learning and growing. Put yourself in someone else's shoes. I don't know how hard or easy that would be for you.... but you should try. I'm not talking about the person who served you or the people who commented. Just try to look at it from another perspective.

 

I also have to say that I take issue with the bullying.  Like I said I don't agree with some of the comments made but I don't consider this to be bullying.  Maybe blunt/direct or even rude but it's not bullying. Trust me I know what that's like. But I get it. None of us like it when people tell us we are wrong. Especially when worded in certain ways.

 

I think people are just frustrated because you don't seem to understand what your words mean, the impact it has... and if no one teaches you the implications or how it can affect others how are you going to know.

 

The world is on edge right now... makes people even more passionate about what they hold dear...

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There is literally only one person in this whole discussion who appears to be ignorant and I assure you it's not us. You should familiarize yourself with the rules of this forum; name calling gets you kicked off. You've already been reported by at least two people who personally told me they reported you. I'm about to make it three. Calling any of us "ignorants" is not only grammatically incorrect, but completely insensitive, and uncalled for. I think you need a time out. Self impose it before the mods force it. Relax. 

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I reported also. 

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Make that reported by FOUR people.

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After that last edit, here's five. 

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I saw the new edit as well, so now it is six.

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You are so rude.

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I see you edited your post yet again, ArvSeph. Your behavior is so rude and uncalled for, not to mention embarrassing!

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@mrsbaine says the person who called other dk in other thread!

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@AmdSeph Hun, people are going to keep commenting as long as you keep it alive by responding and for as long as they have something to say on the matter.  You don't have to have the last word cause you're not going to get it.   That's the life of a thread.  For your good and everyone else's sanity just leave this thread for a while.  Continue on as per usual in other threads.  This will get buried after a week or so.  

 

And I implore, please don't carry this into other threads.  

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But I wasn't a racist. Win win for me @AmdSeph

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@mrsbaine So be Bty rather than racist? Whatever flows your mind.

Keep living in fantasy of win win?

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I wanted to give you the benefit of the doubt... But your true colors are coming out. No one is bullying you. You're not winning friends here by being outrageous and rude.... 

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It's interesting to me to see the odd swords people are willing to fall on. Like, just stop. It's not cute and you sure aren't triggering anyone but yourself. 

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Okay, so after reading through the thread, I feel that you're either missing the point or are unable to be corrected.  I'm hoping you just had a kneejerk reaction to constructive critism. 

You unnecessarily attached an ethnic background as a descriptor of a person you were describing in a negative light and it came across the wrong way.  Maybe you're a super visual person and you were just describing what you saw.  Fine if you are, but I am hoping you have a track record for stating the ethnicticity of every person you talk about to back that up.  If not it was unintentionally racially derogatory.  

The ladies here tried to explain why it was offensive and all you needed to say was 'oops that's not how I meant to come across.  My mistake". It would have been over.  

Instead you decided to take offence to their offence.  How can you expect people to value your stance when you can't value theirs?  Take a step back and take note of what everyone is trying to convey.  There is no bullying going on- just a bunch of fellow BTers trying to help you see the light.  

 

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The only person who is being a bully, @AmdSeph, is YOU. 

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New pet peeve:  When you forget that you updated your BT avatar and see posts from someone new, thinking "Wow!  We really think alike!"  .... only to later realize that the reason you think so similarly to this new BT chick is because it is you.... 😝

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