Color pics from the Wild West shoot are up! Check my blog for all of them!
(via Made by Katie: Wild West)
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AXL ROSE V. ADAM ANT
PORK could’ve been so cool. somebody responded on that blog post that people need to get over this. how about you just choose a different theme that isn’t fucking racist? wouldn’t that take an equal amount of energy?
Check out the unfortunate drama at Pork Magazine. People are obviously pissed over their lazy venture into headdresses and warpaint, and they give everyone a charming response:
PORK is fueled by Camp & Kitsch. Both of these aesthetics require a certain degree of sophistication & a certain degree of “not taking things so seriously.” PORK does not believe in cultural ownership or the concept of “genuine”. Things are either done well or not done well. When we are pestered by special interest groups advocating their world view & that our magazine somehow conforms to their world view, I immediately wonder, “What have you done for me lately?” (http://internetpork.com/?p=522)
So sacred traditions of my dying culture are reduced to kitsch? Easy for a fucking white person to say. You just lost a potential subscriber - and I’m sure many more. Pro tip: come up with a better public relations strategy to deal with the criticism instead of being ignorant assholes.
To those who say the critics need to get a life: I have a fulfilling and robust life that is filled with amazing friends, family, and activism. I work my ass off and cut loose at shows and parties just like you. So don’t pull that insulting bullshit just because I take a few minutes of my time on the internet to call you out.
I think the worst thing about all this bullshit is the responses from Pork. Look at their twitter. Ugh, just shut the fuck up and admit that you were wrong and this shoot is racist instead of being all “This is supposed to be ~campy~ and ~kitschy~. I don’t care about you, PC police! So I’m going to post 10,000 more updates telling you how I don’t care about what you say!”
I’m sick of hipsters appropriating Native American culture. And, fat people: as long as we continue to alienate fat people of color, the fat acceptance movement is going to go nowhere.
Friendly reminder, to this day and to my knowledge, there has still never been an apology or any accountability for the racism displayed by PORK magazine and those who run it and facilitated this photoshoot. If anything their racism really shined through in how they responded to the call out.
I don’t care if it was 3 years ago. I don’t like people reblogging and welcoming racists into a space where the fat acceptance movement and community is already shit at providing representation for fat people of color.
Because I’m still seeing them on my dash pretty regularly.
And for those who didn’t know, now you do.
yup. people who reblog ameliabutter or anyone pork-related get an immediate unfollow from me.
i was reading today about how johnny ramone was a republican who made anti-semitic remarks about joey and it made me think of pork magazine. just because you profit off of your participation in counter-culture, it doesn’t make you actually subversive.
*sigh* This could have been SO COOL. When someone of the culture that you’re wearing as a costume tells you that they find it offensive and you tell them that they’re being overly sensitive, you’re the one being a douche. EVERY TIME. You don’t get to decide how other people experience their culture. (And the history of the United States with Native Peoples is horrific and littered with blood. Who the hell would want to celebrate that?)
Also, what the actual fuck:
Anonymous asked: I just stumbled across your blog the other day, and I just wanted to say that I love it! I love you sense of fashion and you're absolutely beautiful.
Oh thank you!! <3 <3 I love you guys! Some of you anons are so sweet.
Me: Sorry, one handed typing.
Guy: “One handed, eh? Ehehehehehe….;)”