Hey Bard I wanna ask you a favor. That favor is can we please stop so blatantly, shamelessly, repeatedly equating skininess with attractiveness to the point of exclusion of all others on both sexsomebardian AND likesomebardian? I ignored the rampant “skinny only” posts on…
YES THIS IS SO IMPORTANT
every time i see one of those posts i cringe. policing other people’s bodies for your own pleasure or otherwise is extraordinarily fucked up and just reinforces the normalizing of fat/body-shaming. C’MON SON.
Okay, so, I am debating with myself whether to say anything or not? But I feel like I really should, because I don’t know if anyone else will. Also, Bard has some serious problems with racism that tend to just get swept under the rug? Also, I am totally not a part of thisbardianlife, but I think it is a really great thing in general!
I listened to this person’s piece (it’s the first one), and, coupled with this photo, I am sensing a lot of Very Bad jokes being made at the expense of Native peoples, perhaps in the pursuit of irony (??). The white author plays a character called Alvin, who is 1/64th Iroquois and whose “Native American name” means “running water with rocks,” while dressed in a war bonnet and face paint. At the very best, it could read like he’s making fun of people who latch onto small parts of their heritage, but at its core, the joke is still awful/marginalizing, and appropriating Native garb as caricature is fucking offensive.
So am I missing something? Why was this an okay thing to do?