to be fair, i actually put my chocolate in the freezer but that’s bc i like it to be oh so snappy when i take a bite. also my house is already extremely hot and it’s only april so chocolate Will melt here if i don’t put it in the cold box
ok ive never done one of these before but someone made a post about it and now im curious.
reblog and put in the tags ur race/ethnicity and which of these you think has to be in the fridge: butter, ketchup, salad dressing, jam, peanut butter, bread, chocolate. if it changes after opening say so
"i owe you all an apology" is also so weak like how about instead of apologizing to everyone in a generic blanket statement (your white followers don't need an apology, and the ones who supported your writing should also be apologizing) you actually put some thought into it and personally apologize to the people whose time and emotional labor you spent and abused. how about you acknowledge how that's wrong in addition to all the fucked up shit you wrote
i owe you all an apology, and i mean a real one, not one that paints myself as the victim. i wrote a fic that was bad. i hurt people by stereotyping them. my intentions were good but that isn’t an excuse. i don’t want to hide from the truth of it - i fucked up and misrepresented people.
what i wrote caused harm. i understand that now. at first i wanted to retaliate against criticism, like ‘how can it be bad if x and y and z people liked it,’ but that was narrow-minded and shallow. i wanted to create a misogynistic and lesbophobic character and reform him - a storyline that would mean a lot to me - but i’m a white lesbian and i played into a massive anti-latino stereotype instead. i wasn’t aware before, but i understand it now, and i’m appalled. i want to do better and take responsibility for what i’ve done; i don’t want to run from it and hide and delete my blog (though i did delete the fic when requested). i want to learn to do better, not save face: i did something wrong. i also made mistakes in writing a hijabi character. though i based her experiences off those of a friend, i didn’t do enough research or take enough into consideration. that’s my bad. that’s something i’ll learn more about. i’ve been off tumblr reading articles on #ownvoices and learning more concretely the difference it makes when characters are written by those who actually share that lived experience. i thought that, because i had grown up in other cultures, i could represent those cultures accurately. that’s really not true. marginalised people are the ultimate authority on their stories, and outsiders writing them are lacking in nuance and hurtful. i was hurtful. it wasn’t my intent to cause damage but i nonetheless did, and the ripples and repercussions have really driven home how bad my writing was. i’ve been opening up conversations with people irl about how to do better. the criticism i have justifiably gotten has opened my eyes to truths i didn’t know before and i have listened. i’m not asking for anyone’s trust back; i just want to communicate to everyone i hurt that i was wrong - i acknowledge that hurt and apologise for it - and i’m going to do better in the future.
It’s funny considering yesterday they were trying to save face by getting a Puerto Rican fan (called them Mexican bc what other country are Latines from??) to tell them that their fic wasn’t violently racist. And now a little over 24 hours later they’re apologizing again saying that they understand what they did wrong. Really do you understand? Do you understand that upholding white supremacy is a serious issue and a mindset that takes more than a day to start removing yourself from from or is it just because the big meanies on tumblr started calling you out?? And then the transphobic vitriol that’s present in every disgusting “femininity is better than masculinity” post they make and there are SEVERAL. It falls into borderline TERF rhetoric if it isn’t already terfy. It’s hilarious at this point how pathetic they are because they STILL found little ways to victimize themself in that apology. They AGAIN put the blame on trans people and people of color for ‘misrepresenting’ them. This is a person who goes on doing all the crap they do until someone calls them out and that’s when they’re like “oh but I never meant to do that I never knew that that was a bad thing uwu” and then after a bit of time passes they do it again. People like Koraliss never learn from their mistakes because they’re too concerned with how they feel indignant about being called out and not about the people they hurt.
So according to you no racist can ever change? Why should they even try then if you're going to tear them down at every opportunity?
hi, you're stupid
racists can change, but that change isn't going to happen in just a couple of days, especially with the mindset princesshamlet had to write what they did. they didn't even KNOW that what they were writing was racist, it's going to take the rest of their life to deconstruct their biases, same as it is for many people
and if becoming anti-racist needs some kind of incentive for you then you're racist and you don't want to change, so why should anyone give you a second chance?
once again, if you feel bad for being racist and hurting people of color, why do your feelings take precedence? why do your feelings and your appearance matter more? why do followers on a shitty social media site matter more? it's bc you don't actually care
Anyway. once again, if you are so inclined, there are creators of colour and people directly affected by kora princesshamlet’s inability to own up to exploiting poc for their own moral gain and… clout… in the supernatural fandom (embarassing, i know) linked/in the tags on this post that you can absolutely send a few dollars to for all this shit we’re putting up with because they won’t delete their blog or offer to compensate anyone themselves
ngl i don't really care what they have to say at this point. they might actually feel bad now but it took them way too long to get to that point and their first response to valid criticism was to try to find one poc to tell them they did nothing wrong. so at this point it's going to be very difficult to gauge sincerity
like i said before, i didn't follow them before all this and i won't follow them now, nor will i ever read their writing, so the only thing relevant to me is that the people directly affected by this can begin to heal and move forward bc they're the ones who matter in this situation
if the apology is an actual apology this time then good, but they have to know that's not gonna cut it
do princesshamlet deleted their apology? i know it wasn't a good apology at all, but deleting it just seems like they're trying to hide that anything happened at all and seems shady.
i haven't been checking on their blog at all since last night but yeah, it looks like it's gone. which is hilarious bc im pretty sure it was up for at least 12 hours and they even rbed it once but never bothered to respond to anyone calling them out in the rbs. they probably only deleted it after they couldn't find any people of color to back them up on their shitty writing choices