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Re: comments about your hair by the general public

Post by Yordan » Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:52 pm

Ah that sucks. I used to get called michael jackson, only when people know about my skin condition, I have vitiligo.
Also being irish doesn't help, I would have been pale even without vitiligo lol
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Post by MrsEss » Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:55 pm

I used to get the Wednesday thing too, didn't bother me. But name calling doesn't bother me. Life is too short to let nobodies get to you.
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Re: comments about your hair by the general public

Post by Yordan » Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:57 pm

That is very true.
Considering where I work, I don't get many offensive comments, I work behind the bar of a gentlemens club, when I had dreads in people were complimentary. But then they are mostly drunk lol
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Post by poxabomination » Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:59 pm

Yordan wrote:That is very true.
Considering where I work, I don't get many offensive comments, I work behind the bar of a gentlemens club, when I had dreads in people were complimentary. But then they are mostly drunk lol
:lol: Drunk people are always so excited and amused by my hair and makeup I can't help but laugh.
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Post by Gracey » Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:07 pm

Its like.. some people could have escaped torture and death during WWII had they just said "no, I'm not jewish." But they stood up for what they believed in and were proud of it, even though they knew they would be facing incredible cruelty.
Hmm. You know that there are very clear physical characteristics that typify a LOT of Jewish people, right? And that those characteristics were how the Nazi regime set them apart. You know the whole Aryan ideal had more to do with what people looked like and how they culturally behaved, surely? Hence the whole blonde, blue-eyed nonsense.

I am of Jewish descent and have had it spotted and targetted in the street before now, as well as online. I do see what you are striving at here but, I have to say I think you are wrong. Just my informed opinion.
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Post by poxabomination » Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:12 pm

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Its like.. some people could have escaped torture and death during WWII had they just said "no, I'm not jewish." But they stood up for what they believed in and were proud of it, even though they knew they would be facing incredible cruelty.
Hmm. You know that there are very clear physical characteristics that typify a LOT of Jewish people, right? And that those characteristics were how the Nazi regime set them apart. You know the whole Aryan ideal had more to do with what people looked like and how they culturally behaved, surely? Hence the whole blonde, blue-eyed nonsense.

I am of Jewish descent and have had it spotted and targetted in the street before now, as well as online. I do see what you are striving at here but, I have to say I think you are wrong. Just my informed opinion.
Yeah, I agree with that, I guess it would apply to those whose appearance could pass as 'Aryan', I remember reading of some people who could have passed as Aryan and non-Jewish but didn't and chose to stand by their religion, but they're probably in the minority. I guess thats more what I was angling towards. Like I said, I hope I didn't offend anyone, its a touchy subject, its just one of those things I think about sometimes, yanno? Not necesarrily historically accurate :)
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Post by Gracey » Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:31 pm

poxabomination wrote:Yeah, I agree with that, I guess it would apply to those whose appearance could pass as 'Aryan', I remember reading of some people who could have passed as Aryan and non-Jewish but didn't and chose to stand by their religion, but they're probably in the minority. I guess thats more what I was angling towards. Like I said, I hope I didn't offend anyone, its a touchy subject, its just one of those things I think about sometimes, yanno? Not necesarrily historically accurate
Yeah. Maybe stay off the touchy subjects you don't have accurate information on doll, that's a sure way not to offend. As I said, I could see the point you were making but you could just as easily have said that folk have the right to choose to wear skinny jeans and UGG boots to match their orange skin without being singled out by folk who don't personally like that look.
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Post by poxabomination » Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:35 pm

I apologize D: You're right, thank you for the advice :) I will keep my rambling nonsensical musings to myself >.<
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Post by Gracey » Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:39 pm

Hey you don't need to apologise to me, I'm just offering my take on it the same as other folk. Most agreed with you doll.

I have a hard time when people get upset about how folk react to them and their image choices while, at the same time, openly berate others for how they choose to look.

I'm old. And opinionated. Spades are called spades where I come from.
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Post by poxabomination » Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:46 pm

woolhairhabit wrote:Hey you don't need to apologise to me, I'm just offering my take on it the same as other folk. Most agreed with you doll.

I have a hard time when people get upset about how folk react to them and their image choices while, at the same time, openly berate others for how they choose to look.

I'm old. And opinionated. Spades are called spades where I come from.
You're not old! And your opinions keep 'talk-before-you-think' people like me out of trouble :lol: And I agree with the making fun of others thing, I just meant to say that 'hey, I think your outfits are ridiculous, but I don't make fun of you for it, its your choice, so why should you make fun of me?' I'm always polite to these people and would never ever dream of insulting them, and I know I have been making fun of them on here, but I didn't mean for it to be in a malicious way, I just know a lot of people on here would know what I'm talking about and it would be a relatively safe place to 'let go' so-to-speak and express it. The whole double-standard thing blows my mind!
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Post by Goffy_lucc » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:27 pm

Today while I was picking my son up from preschool I was told I look like a little girl's my little pony.
She was so cute, she asked how I got the pink on my hair, then gave me one of her pink butterfly clips and put it in my hair, then told her mum she wanted a picture of the "real pony" and her my little pony.
So her mum had to get her phone out and take a photo.

Well not only did my son find a new "girlfriend" called Chloe, but I found a new friend in Chloe's mum. We're going for coffee tomorrow :D
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Post by poxabomination » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:52 pm

Goffy_lucc wrote:Today while I was picking my son up from preschool I was told I look like a little girl's my little pony.
She was so cute, she asked how I got the pink on my hair, then gave me one of her pink butterfly clips and put it in my hair, then told her mum she wanted a picture of the "real pony" and her my little pony.
So her mum had to get her phone out and take a photo.

Well not only did my son find a new "girlfriend" called Chloe, but I found a new friend in Chloe's mum. We're going for coffee tomorrow :D

aww thats so cute! Its so nice to hear happy stories like that :) I love when little girls tell me I look like a faerie, but I dont get that as much now that my hairs black and red and not blue :(
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Post by MrsEss » Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:05 pm

I had an interestin tonight.....newly installed dreads & taking my son to his kickboxing class.

All said by the same guy; Nifty hair, later followed by I really like it, it's wild. then you look like someone out of star wars (this one is new for me, as I normally get told I look like the predator) shortly followed by if my Mrs had hair like that I'd buy her a princess Leia outfit :shock: :lol:

Oh & earlier some scrote shouted "blue 'ed" at me, yes. THANK YOU CAPTAIN OBVIOUS.
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Post by Ms.FräuleinWunder » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:44 pm

in my area,me and all people I know wearing dreads (real or fake) are asked the same questions as time goes by you run them through :)

.)how do you comb your hair? ("nevarrrrr.and I never brush my teeth")
.)can you wash your hair? ("nope,water is rinsing right over my head,as if i had a water repelling hat on" :P)
(worst and least)
.)are there animals living in your hair?("yea,I collect to open a Zoo")

well not by people knowing dreads and syn dreads ...mostly passants or elder people...

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Post by darklove » Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:05 am

one thats starting to get on my nerves is when people say * wow i love you hair its very rihanna*

just cause i have red hair does not mean that i like her , i have had red hair longer then she has had so stop saying it .
ive even had people say that i should stop copying her * wow i didnt know she like gothic music and style *

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Post by poxabomination » Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:14 pm

UGHUGHUGH

:omg look at your style you must looove lady gaga/you look just like lady gaga/omg lady gaga/:

I'LL KILL YOU I'VE BEEN DRESSING LIKE THIS LONGER THAN LADY GAGA'S BEEN FAMOUS THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
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Post by ShadowThrone » Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:01 pm

I remember having all the Pink comparisons when I had pink hair, except I had mine first (well, before she was famous) ;)

Some kids yelled 'Lady gaga!' at me in London when I was just wearing black and white blonde HH extensions (I was dressed for Slimelight though), I thought it was hilarious and quite cute :lol:

People will always do it no matter how long you've been doing it...

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Post by poxabomination » Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:22 pm

ShadowThrone wrote:I remember having all the Pink comparisons when I had pink hair, except I had mine first (well, before she was famous) ;)

Some kids yelled 'Lady gaga!' at me in London when I was just wearing black and white blonde HH extensions (I was dressed for Slimelight though), I thought it was hilarious and quite cute :lol:

People will always do it no matter how long you've been doing it...
Ahh, I know its harmless and whatnot, and not meant to be mean, and its cute the first 30 times you hear it in one day :lol: but then I'm like.. do all these people seriously just assume I'm copying lady gaga? It gets a bit.. I don't know, irritating to think about. Its just like how people are like "omg you look like Abby from NCIS!" Really? Just because I have black hair and dress 'dark'? Thats like saying every boy with red hair looks just like Carrot Top just because they have red hair. We look nothing alike! NOTHING! She's the only 'goth' character I know of on mainstream tv, so now every alternative girl now looks just like her. :roll:
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Post by kittykadaver » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:47 pm

poxabomination wrote:
Its just like how people are like "omg you look like Abby from NCIS!" Really? Just because I have black hair and dress 'dark'? Thats like saying every boy with red hair looks just like Carrot Top just because they have red hair. We look nothing alike! NOTHING! She's the only 'goth' character I know of on mainstream tv, so now every alternative girl now looks just like her. :roll:
When my hair was all black, I had strangers approach me and call me Abby... Even had some random guy ask me where Gibbs was XD


When I was going to school, there was a professor who treated me differently depending on the color of my hair. When it was all black, he was perfectly polite to me. When I showed up to his class with pink hair, he was completely rude to me. It was as if I was a completely different student or something.

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Post by iddylove » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:26 pm

what the hell. i almost never get people being rude about my hair, but yesterday i was at the gas station, in line paying, and the two girls behind me were like "omg wtf is on her head" and loudly and quite obviously laughing at me. i ignored it. THEN, while i was pumping my gas, they proceeded to drive by slowly in their car and take a picture of me. all the while howling with laughter. really? what the hell is wrong with people? i understand if you dont like my hair, thats fine, i dont care, but dont be rude about it.

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Post by poxabomination » Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:23 am

Ugh, don't you hate when someone says something rude and then an hour later you're sitting there thinking of all the witty things you should have said? I think its called the spirit of the staircase or something like that. But this group of bitchy-ass teenagers was sitting in a restaurant at the mall and I passed them on my way out, and one of them loudly yelled "what the FUUUUCCCCCKKK" and I DID turn around and smile, and they DID look very embarassed and ashamed of themselves (it was only one girl who said something and the rest looked embarrased of her, so that was nice at least) but theres SO many things, rude and polite, I could have said. It disgusts me because here I am just walking by, and this girl is yelling the f-word in a family restaurant. Who's the ugly person in that situation, cause I'm pretty sure it wasn't me. I looked damn awesome today actually :lol:
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Post by Smoo » Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:01 pm

I think the best comments I've had were from when I went to New York last year. On the way to a 'festival' type thing I had an oldish gay guy tell me I looked like a flower and that I brightened up his day, 15 minutes later he ran into the building I was in and gave me a rose he had just bought because he just *had* to get me it.....made my week XD

Before I went i was told to avoid brooklyn at night, dont go on the tubes at night etc, but unfortunately I couldn't avoid it, one night there was a fairly large group of people who i saw staring and whispering, I was a bit nervous until the biggest guy of the lot (with green and yellow extensions that I hadn't noticed) commented on them and wanted to know if he could buy some off me. :D

I get the odd chavers trying to mutter things but most of the time I get pretty good comments, even from the people i wouldn't expect to..
...though once i did get the comment of 'phwoar bet thats something to hold on to in bed *nudge wink nudge*'

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Post by CancerHybrid » Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:07 pm

Smoo wrote:.
...though once i did get the comment of 'phwoar bet thats something to hold on to in bed *nudge wink nudge*'
i get this one a lot :roll:
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Post by Nenedhel » Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:46 am

iddylove wrote:what the hell. i almost never get people being rude about my hair, but yesterday i was at the gas station, in line paying, and the two girls behind me were like "omg wtf is on her head" and loudly and quite obviously laughing at me. i ignored it. THEN, while i was pumping my gas, they proceeded to drive by slowly in their car and take a picture of me. all the while howling with laughter. really? what the hell is wrong with people? i understand if you dont like my hair, thats fine, i dont care, but dont be rude about it.
Gah I know what you mean >< its really abnoxious and annoying more than anything else.


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Post by [Phexxie] » Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:58 pm

today, one of the older ladies i work with said 'why have you dyed your hair orange?'
so i explained that i didnt, im just slowly washing out and removing the red in preparation for going white blonde
to which she answered 'oh right... it looks bloody awful'

got to love how blunt old ladies can be :roll:

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