OPINION: Sainsbury’s ad controversy

My favourite comment from the gammon-thread in this post is, “Where are the British people? What fresh hell is this?”

Imagine being a grown-ass person and not knowing the actual difference between nationality and ethnicity? 🤷🏾‍♀️

Let’s spell it out: You don’t have to be WHITE to be BRITISH.

Britain stopped being exclusively WHITE when WHITE people stole BLACK and BROWN people from their native homes and brought them back to Britain as their property, their slaves.

If you’re more outraged over a photo of a black family in a supermarket chain’s marketing campaign than you are by the legacy of systemic racism, you’re a racist BELLEND.

It’s 2020, lad. If you are still pining for the All-White vision of immigrants locked up in shackles and doing white people’s dirty bidding, and you genuinely believe that anybody who isn’t white is subordinate, you are a white supremacist, racist BELLEND.

If you’re more concerned about defending the rights of those who are outraged than you are of challenging the blatant RACIAL, SOCIOECONOMIC and GENDERED inequities that exist in this world you’re living in, you are an ignorant BELLEND.

No ifs or buts about it. If you judge people simply by the colour of their skin, you’re a reductionist RACIST.

I am sick to death of listening to people defend their right to view other people as lesser than them because of their skin colour. I am sick to death of hearing racial slurs thrown about because people are from “a different time”. If you are aware that something you are saying or doing is perceived as offensive or hurtful to another person, but it matters more to you that you have the freedom to express yourself than it does that your actions and words are directly hurting people, you are a selfish BELLEND.

There is only one group of people in this world that I actively discriminate against, and that is BELLENDS.

This is because there are no reasonable discussions to be had with bellends.

Zero-tolerance policy here: I don’t want justifications, or attempts at conversion. I DO NOT UNDERSTAND HOW YOU CAN VIEW SOMEBODY TO BE LESSER THAN YOU ON ACCOUNT OF THEIR ETHNIC BACKGROUND OR SKIN COLOUR.

I do not see the world in these terms and I don’t ever want to, so please take your hate-speech and shove it up your arse!

Thanks! 👋🏾

OPINION: “You talk White”

I see this, agree with this (as a mere spectator to the struggle that black friends face) and also feel this is very applicable to my experience as a brown person, too.


Imagine how rich I’d be if I collected a pound for every time I’ve heard, “you’re white inside, though” or “you’re pretty for an Asian bird”. Loaded, mate. I’d be loaded.

Over the years, I’ve gone from taking this as some sort of compliment, to complacently responding with an insulted silence to just flat-out challenging people when they make these kinds of comments. Maybe out of ignorance, maybe out of malice. It doesn’t matter. What a backhanded bitchslap!

Compliments shouldn’t be confined to racial identity. In actuality, I’d settle for a simple “you’re intelligent” or “you’re pretty”. Honestly, if you like my way of articulating things or my melanin glow-up, just say that. I’m not out here performing any whiteness, I’m just living in my skin as organically as I can! And that’s on periodt 😤