Blogilates instructor Cassey Ho posted this on her facebook and twitter
as well as her own site. Several people including myself pointed out to her (on her fb post) how offensive dressing up as a Native American can be. Initially we got backlash…
No. No. It’s fucking Pocahantas. Stop. Just. Fucking. Stop.
Nobody got mad at Michelle Phan when she dressed up as Snow White. That’s racist. She clearly is NOT white NOR is she German. This is offensive and wrong. How dare she. Only white people can cosplay white people. Cassey is Asian. She should only be an Asian character. I am offended by this.
If it fucking offends you so much, don’t fucking look at it. She’s a Disney movie. And white people cosplay Mulan all the time you twit, so do black people and Hispanic people. Everyone and their mother has cosplayed Ariel and Jasmine. Asian people cosplay white characters all the time. I’ve seen Asian girls add tape to their eyes to make them “rounder” and “more Caucasian” and I wasn’t the least bit offended. You JUST said “if a white person taped their eyes.” Well these Asian girls are taping their eyes to look “white” and I’m not fucking offended.
Asking “politely” is still shoving your belief down a Pilates instructors throat. She has her write to wear whatever she wishes and she isn’t dishonoring Native Americans, she’s simply wearing a Pocahantas DISNEY costume. People like you are what make Cosplay and dressing up and fucking HALLOWEEN miserable. Go deal with some real issues in the world like child poverty and homelessness. Or if you feel so strongly about Native American causes, go volunteer at a reservation. But a costume offends you so much you bug the shit out of a girl? Do you really think Native American’s are SO petty that a DISNEY COSTUME Offends them?
Honestly, if you just said “I think it’s offensive” and left it at that it’s one thing. But to characterize Cassey as some sort of narrow minded bigot because she didn’t respond to your emails to tell her to remove photos of her costume, no. She has just as much right to wear and photograph what makes her happy as you do to bug the shit out of her fighting against her privilege You need to look at this shit cause this is how you sound: http://fuckyeahsocialjusticesally.tumblr.com/
Not sure who the nit wit is who reblogged this, but PEOPLE WERE UPSET and clearly still are if they took the time to make a tumblr post with links so you can see for your ignorant self. Willing racists like you make me sick to be honest. Asian girls looking like white girls IS NOT THE SAME FUCKING THING. Don’t you dare tell people what to be offended by especially when the costume itself is actually based on a racist portrayal of Native Americans.
I don’t care what people cosplay as, here’s a shocker just because they do it doesn’t magically wash away what and how people feel about it especially if they feel their culture is being appropriated. Go read the fucking post , many Natives spoke up how happy they were people were speaking against the Pocahontas costume. But no, you’ll just be willfully ignorant thinking if Disney does it it must be ok…
I worry about lots of things in the world but I consider culture appropriation a huge problem. Why don’t you just take your own advice and ignore this post if it OFFENDS you so much? Does it affect you and how your culture is portrayed? No I didn’t think so. Sadly you cannot give the same courtesy and consideration to Native Americans.
The fact that you equate this with cosplay just shows me how dumb and ill informed you really are. Come back when you grow up and actually educate yourself on culture appropriation.