this is for http://this-is-not-belly-dance.tumblr.com/
cause I am a gypsy motherfucker
And I tribal belly dance, and I wear bindis.
Gypsy gypsy gypsy
P.S. haven’t you ever seen that tv show, american gypsy, or my big gypsy wedding. why don’t you flip out about that?
The TV shows are also racist (and trust me, many of us Roma HAVE “flipped out” about that).
Wearing a bindi or belly dancing does NOT make you a “Gypsy”.
The word is an ethnic and racial slur for people of several ethnicies (including, but not limited to: Romani, Romanichal, Irish Traveller, and Sinte). It was used extensively during the Holocaust to exterminate Roma in Europe - including members of my family.
Your response is a “how to not respond when called out”… because you just make yourself look childish and stupid.
You can say “I’m a Gypsy” all you want - it won’t make you one. Ever. It’s an ethnicity. You’re born into it and can’t “become” it, no matter how many bindis you stick to yourself or how much you shake your white girl hips.
You are not a Roma.
You are NOT me.
I have more self respect for myself than posting passive aggressive images on the internet proclaiming I am an openly racist individual.