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On 25 Oct 2017 at 5:33pm shabba wrote:
I think if you're going to dress up as a zulu you probably shouldn't dress like this

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On 25 Oct 2017 at 6:22pm Jester wrote:
Why not? Who are you to tell people what they can and can't dress like? Just because you don't like it or find it offensive, doesn't mean others do. People need to stop being so sensitive and dramatic.
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On 25 Oct 2017 at 6:41pm endoftheouse wrote:
Why are you showing a photo from the Notting Hill Carnival Shabba?
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On 25 Oct 2017 at 6:57pm Hyena wrote:
Meanwhile in Bangladesh, Syria, Iraq...
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On 26 Oct 2017 at 12:31pm shabba wrote:
Jester - Because it's nothing like the traditional Zulu warrior clothes. If you're going to make the point that it's a mark of respect and honour to replicate their dress, as has been made a lot by those in favour, then you should do it.

endofthrhouse - It's identified online as a post of someone at Lewes bonfire.
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On 26 Oct 2017 at 1:10pm To be fair wrote:
Bonfire costumes have historically not been about accuracy, more like an exaggerated example of a concept. Whilst a lot of them are now becoming more historically authentic (The series Vikings has had a big effect on Cliffe for example), I can't see many people opting for an actual traditional Zulu outfit anytime soon, it's a bit cold for that.
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On 26 Oct 2017 at 1:35pm shabba wrote:
Then to be fair it shouldn't be defended with the "respecting and honouring the zulu tradition" line or similar.

What you describe is a caricature, which isn't respectful. In the same way that the tabs aren't.


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