Monday, August 17, 2009

I wonder if this moron knows what a lot of Kiwis are calling her

AN Eskimo-shaped sweet eaten innocently by Kiwis for decades has raised the ire of native Canadians who claim it is offensive in both shape and name.
A young Canadian tourist travelling in New Zealand, Seeka Parsons, says she was appalled by the sale of Eskimo sweets, an iconic marshmallow treat sold widely in corner stores across New Zealand.

The native Canadian said the word Eskimo itself was an insult in her country, carrying with it negative racial connotations, and has long since been replaced with Inuit.

Not only has the name of the lolly aroused painful memories, she believes the shape is an unfair stereotype of her people, the Taranaki Daily News reported.
Well, boo-freakin'-hoo, dumbass. If you don't like them, don't eat them and take your grievance-mongering ass back to Canada.

And, of course, we have the "We are holy beings who should not be spoken of in other than ass-kissing terms" bit:
“We are much more of a people than that image. We have deep ties to the land and an ancient culture and I think we should be recognised as that and not just a marshmallow figure,” said Parsons, 21.
If you're so damn insecure the mere sight of a candy in another country sends you off like this, I can't wait until you hear about Eskimo Joe's; you'll probably wet your diaper.


dick said...

Sounds like she needs to get the hell over it.

Dan brock said...

She does indeed, Dick.
How about "Eskimo Pies".
C'mon, we're all minorities if you want to play it that way.
I'm the disheveled, angry, suspicious Scot (200 years from the auld sod)who's pissed off at everyone.
If someone wants to name a candy-bar for me - I'm down with it.
Better yet if I get a cut.

Anonymous said...

OH, Firehand, we have a Scot amongst us! LOVE IT!

As far as the bitch who got her feelings hurt, cry me an effing river!

Firehand said...

Yes, but we're not all politically-correct minorities! And as everyone knows, they're the only ones that count.

Marja said...

So, does she know for sure that candy depicts her people, and is not inspired by the Yupik Eskimos, who, as I gather, do not like being called Inuit (since they aren't)?

Besides, crying wolf too often does not do good for any cause. Her people do have legitimate grievances, taking offense about something this minor just makes members of the majority that more likely to tune out when those ones come up.