If you've been on the internet recently you've seen the latest initiative created by first world Social Justice Warriors who've decided they would rather take action against silly costumes in America than female circumcision in Uganda.
But to be fair that's pretty standard for the Keyboard Activists who seem to think a Twitter hashtag about armpit hair can change the world for women everywhere.
(The ones trapped in child sex rings don't count.
Illiterate people can't retweet).
Okay then Let's have a look at their argument. I think this poster campaign sums it up well:
Sorry to be the bearer of spooky news but...
We know that's not who you are.
That's why it's okay.
If people dressing up as Mexican bandits with mustaches and pockets full of cocaine actually thought that's what Mexican people are like, I wouldn't even call them racist. That person is insane.
No one costume is going to be 100% accurate, respectful or authentic to the culture, person or occupation it's based on. It's a fucking costume. It's not fucking real.
I don't think every surgeon buys their scrubs from a 2 dollar shop like someone dressing up like one would.
If they did I don't think many patients would live to tell us about the staple that fell into their brain because the stupid cheap elastic broke when Dr FeelGood put on his stupid cheap facemask that doesn't fit.
Sorry, My masks always break and it really pisses me off.
If we're going to ban teenagers from dressing up as people from other cultures because their lack of understanding is disrespectful, then let's also ban anyone who can't do high level calculus from dressing up as a nerd.
Eat a Snickers and have some fun.
It's Trick or Treat. Not Pick a Trigger.
Share, or don't.