October 28, 2013
Hey there, BCIAW reader. I don’t know you and it’s possible you don’t know me. I’m not one to ask for favours from strangers but in this case, I have to make an exception. Is that okay? Is that cool? If not, it’s okay. Maybe just listen before you decide.
This October I need a huge favour. So reader, do me a solid and don’t be ridiculous this Halloween. Don’t subscribe to the popular and reprehensible trend of cultural appropriation for your All Hallows Eve costume. Do it for me, if saving yourself from being forever branded an obtuse (insensitive, politically incorrect, uninformed, offensive and frankly uncreative) idiot is not enough. If you never do anything for another person again, let this be the last bit of good karma you put out into the universe. Trust me, it’s appreciated. Not sure where to start? Here is a short guide:
Don’t dress up as a “Pocahottie”, “Geisha Girl” or “Rasta Imposta”.