Party photos of drunk white college kids are shocking the PC police. Again. This time, UConn law students are the culprits.
This time, the photos depict said Caucasians mocking, among other things, the “thug life.”
The immediate reaction of the Easily Offended is “OH MY GOD . . . white youngsters dressed like black people…. This is RACIST and must be CONDEMNED!”
The Easily Offended need to take a deep breath and sit down.
They should organize a trip to the local mall and check out the fashions.
Who is wearing ‘do-rags, bling, baggy pants and team jerseys? Lots and lots of teenaged white kids. These kids, however, are not mocking anything. They actually think they are cool.
In fact, they look stupid. In fact, they should not be surprised if they are ridiculed.
No doubt, far too many black kids think the “thug life” is an actual career path. Just look at the discussion in Denver following the drive-by shooting of Darrent Williams.
I have not seen any defense of “thug life.” Responsible people – black, white, yellow, red and striped – are trying to get kids – black, white, yellow, red and striped – OUT of the “thug life” and into a more productive lifestyle.
“Thug life” should be mocked.
It is not sacred.
It should not be blasphemous to point out the stupidity of those that think it is “cool.”
It is the Easily Offended that equate “thug life” with “African-American” that are the racists.
Mocking gold teeth and breast tattoos is fine. Gold teeth and breast tattoos are stupid. They should be mocked.
The Easily Offended who assume only people of color are into gold teeth and breast tattoos need to recalibrate their sense of justice.
Maybe the Easily Offended should call Favor Flav and give him an award for his positive portrayal of a Black Man.
Let us look at the seven photos individually:
Picture 1 – On the left, we have what appears to be a 12 year old Caucasian boy wearing a fake Mennonite beard. He has a white bandana on his head with the knot in the front. He is wearing a matching white Kansas University basketball jersey. Nothing says “thug” like a KU fan. The young Mennonite is drinking a beer with Santa Claus on the label. (Santa Claus?) He is either making a gang sign with his right hand, or he just dropped the candy cigarette he was holding in an effort to look more “street.” The only “street” this guy might pull off, however, is “Sesame.”
On the right of the photo, we have the young Mennonite’s female companion. She is holding a fake machine gun. Her white baseball cap is askew. Her white tank top is about to burst from the pressure of holding back her breasts, and she is clearly leaning back on the young Mennonite in an effort to keep from falling forward.
In the background, there is a guy in a suit and tie, sucking something out of his teeth. He must not have gotten the memo about the theme.
Picture 2 – On the left, a classic example of why gold teeth are stupid. On the right, why breast tattoos are stupid.
Picture 3 – Oh the sublime irony. The future lawyer on the left has capped off his bling and ‘do rag with a green John Deere cap! Real thugs would not wear a John Deere trucker cap, only white kids who think Ashton Kutcher is really hot would ever where a John Deere cap. This young man is brilliant. His commentary on the duality of man is subtle, yet says so much.
The young lady with the fake breast tattoos – ala Eve – makes her second appearance. This time we can see she is holding a half empty 40 oz. I personally have done an economic survey on the cost of beer, and the 40 oz is the by far the most economical way to go. You get more beer for your money when you buy it in bulk. Sam Walton, a hayseed from Bentonville, Arkansas, became a billionaire based on this premise. I think the faux-Eve should be applauded for her purchase.
Picture 4 – We return to the guy with the gold teeth. This time, his Boston Red Sox cap is both backwards and askew. In my personal opinion, you should pick one or the other. Either backward, or askew. Never both. But that’s just me. Mr. Grillz is flanked on one side by a white guy wearing a shower cap. I think he came to the party straight from swimming practice. On the other side, Mr. Grillz is copping a feel from his boyfriend in Michael Vick Atlanta Falcon jersey. For some reason, he is wearing this backward, with the name “Vick” on the front. Nobody does this. He should go home.
Picture 5 – Is this from the same party? Is that girl actually pregnant? Too many questions are posed in this photo. The young lady is wearing a Baby Phat t-shirt. She has it pulled over her gut and is holding her belly like she can not believe she ate that last burrito. If she is pregnant, she needs to put down that bottle!.
The guy is wearing a three piece suit. With a watch chain. What the hell is doing here? Is he on his way to a Boston Legal viewing party as William Shatner? Clearly a grad student. How do I know? He is drinking Busch beer. In a can.
Another mysteriously suited man is in the background of this shot. He is wearing an argyle sweater. What happened to the theme?
Picture 6 – The faux-Eve is back for a third time. She is clearly an attention seeking whore. This time she is joined by a male companion in a parka. Underneath the parka is a Larry Bird Celtics jersey. Unlike his friend in picture 5, this guy knows that the team name goes in the front.
The Celtics jersey says it all. He is not mocking black people. Black people DO NOT wear Larry Bird jerseys. Ever. I can make this sweeping generalization because Spike Lee said the same thing in “Do the Right Thing.” Therefore, it is true.
This gentleman, like the guy with the John Deere cap, is mocking white guys that think they are hip-hop cool. The complexity of the satire should not be underappreciated.
(Upon further review, I gave this chowder-head too much credit. This chowd is dressed like half the white guys in Southie. He didn’t get dressed for a theme party, he just got dressed for a party. BAWST’N RED SAWX ROOL! WHOOOOOOO!)
Picture 7- Somebody take this attention seeking camera whore home! She is in four of the seven pictures. We have seen your fake breast tattoos. They are nice. Now take them away.
This time, faux-Eve has posed with a different party-goer. Her friend is a young lady wearing a white ball cap, stylishly askew, with some Asian characters scripted across the front. (I do not mean that John Cho, star of Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle, is on the cap. I mean that Asian letters, popularized in so many tastefully done tattoos – both breast and otherwise – are on the cap.)
She is also wearing a white tank top, discreetly covering her breasts so that if she sporting breast tattoos, we can not see them.
She is sporting what I sincerely hope is a fake barbed wire tattoo on her right bicep. A fake barbed wire tattoo seems to mock an entirely different stereotype than that of the “thug life.” Perhaps she is on her way to a party with a bunch of ‘roided up weight lifters with shrunken testes. These tats are popular with those guys.
To top it off, she is wearing huge white-rimmed sunglasses. The glasses seem to mock the Olsen Twins, Lindsey Lohan, Paris Hilton, Nicole Ritchey other so that ilk more so than anybody in the hip-hop culture.
She’s a mess. I discern no real theme here. Her tank top is imprinted with the phrase “thug life.” Without the billboard on her boobs, I certainly would not have gotten what she was going for.
In conclusion, this was a lame theme party. The only people that should be offended are the respective parents of the law students pictured.