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Poll: Leafs Bozak Takes Heat for "Blackface" Halloween Costume (71 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you believe Bozaks costume is offensive?

  1. Yes (3 votes [4.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.23%

  2. No (49 votes [69.01%])

    Percentage of vote: 69.01%

  3. No, but he should have known it would offend people (19 votes [26.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.76%

Do you believe blackface is offensive?

  1. Yes (15 votes [21.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.13%

  2. No (56 votes [78.87%])

    Percentage of vote: 78.87%

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#91 Butters Stoch

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 12:40 PM

I'm pretty sure not a single black person will find this offensive. I guess nowadays mentioning any distinction between skin colours makes you "racist".
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 12:52 PM

Glad to see we're getting upset over something that really matters.
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#93 Common sense

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 04:22 PM

The PC police are back at it again...
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 04:57 PM

I wonder who, of all of us, labeled this as black face, anyways?
Nobody.
And its a poor choice in costume? No Thank You, Stalin.

Who decided to take on this boring, wannabe push-back?
And then... who decided to lump it in with the banana throwing incident?

Now, innocence is offensive. Great.
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 05:09 PM

I wonder who, of all of us, labeled this as black face, anyways?
Nobody.
And its a poor choice in costume? No Thank You, Stalin.

Who decided to take on this boring, wannabe push-back?
And then... who decided to lump it in with the banana throwing incident?

Now, innocence is offensive. Great.


I get so confused when you post.
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 05:22 PM

Damnit Lahey, you're drunk and you have two accounts. Go home!
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 06:00 PM

I'm so confused right now....
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#98 Erik Karlsson

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 06:42 PM

^^
Me too hahah
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:07 AM

Halloween night I saw a white guy wearing an Obama mask on the skytrain. Is he a racist for going out as a black president? Or is a store bought mask ok, and it's just using makeup that makes it racist? I'm not sure I see the difference.
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:40 AM

Why is it racist anyway? Imitation is the highest form of flattery. If he dressed up as the KKK, people would have a legitimate point.
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 11:41 AM

So Rules for Halloween are:

1. white people can't paint their face black if they want to go as a black character like MJ, Jay Z or buckwheat for example or a gangsta because that is totally racist

2. No one (especially white people) can dress as an Arab or persian or muslim because that insults their "culture" and we know when they get offended someone usually ends up dead or they burn something to the ground or both so lets be tolerant about that.


aaaahhhh White people, you so CRAAAZY
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 11:45 AM

For Halloween, I will dress up as a Muslim terrorist since people really fear them.

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Instead of saying "trick or treat", I would say trick or bomb :bigblush:
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 12:00 PM

Halloween should be the time where people can dress up as anything they want without being scrutinized. This issue is way overblown.
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 05:48 PM

I don't recall any hoopla over this.....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUzQvfRNJsE


What about White Chicks? I guess the term would be 'whiteface'
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:12 PM

I wonder who, of all of us, labeled this as black face, anyways?
Nobody.
And its a poor choice in costume? No Thank You, Stalin.

Who decided to take on this boring, wannabe push-back?
And then... who decided to lump it in with the banana throwing incident?

Now, innocence is offensive. Great.

New Lahey is better than old Lahey...but not as drunk, incoherent and angry.

BTW I never lumped it in with the Banana I simply asked so we could find out where the line is. Why is the Banana racist?

The costume isn't racist and neither is Bozak but is black face different than a banana? The obvious difference is intent but what else.
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:27 AM

actually there was huge crap brought up for tropic thunder

and comparing white chicks to black face is pretty corny

bozak didnt do nothing wrong
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this is wrong

f you ted danson
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:48 AM

New Lahey is better than old Lahey...but not as drunk, incoherent and angry.

BTW I never lumped it in with the Banana I simply asked so we could find out where the line is. Why is the Banana racist?

The costume isn't racist and neither is Bozak but is black face different than a banana? The obvious difference is intent but what else.


you certianly did lump in it.
also, you are assuming this is black face, racist style, face paint. Youre an antagonist.
You stirred this crap up.
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 01:20 PM

you certianly did lump in it.
also, you are assuming this is black face, racist style, face paint. Youre an antagonist.
You stirred this crap up.

Nope I certainly didn't and nope I certainly am not and once again nope I certainly didn't.

Stop acting like an ass.

I've said several times this wasn't a racist action Jim. Several times I've said the intent of this was not a racist but it may have not been a very good decision. There is a world of difference between calling somebody or their action racist and saying that perhaps it wasn't a good decision because it's sure to stir up this kind of crap storm. Please learn how to read because you've missed that even though I've said it a few times. You also didn't answer the question I asked; instead you just came at me...and yet you accuse me of stirring the pot. Unless you have something productive to say maybe it's best just not to say anything? You're good at showing the tough guy...but you fail at the character part.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 01:33 PM

Lol "Blackface". Such a great name.
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Posted 05 November 2012 - 10:59 AM

Everyone knows avelanch doesn't wear underwear.

Are you fine with the banana thrown on the ice at wayne simmonds too?

this was your response to a poster saying something about twitter and " most of the people who think this is racist probably aren't even black..."
It seems unreasonable to me that you'd bring in the banana thing here as it it out of context, and simply daft. I think it speaks more of your character than mine as you ask the question, is the banana ok too? You're an antagonist or you're simple.

Dear Freedom Fighteres of CDC, in this thread there is a "go full-on retared" post. I find this profoundly more offensive than this boring halloween costume. Here, posters going on about the poor taste of a costume, are passing by tasteless "full-on retard" posts. Rebels without a cause. Embarrassing, even for a "tough guy".
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Posted 05 November 2012 - 11:22 AM

FRIG OFF LAHEY!!!! - Ricky

God, I miss that show! :(
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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:12 PM

FRIG OFF LAHEY!!!! - Ricky

God, I miss that show! :(

Heard there's another movie in the works.
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Posted 05 November 2012 - 10:03 PM

Hilarious costumes from everyone on page one.

People need to relax and start bitching about things that actually matter.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 10:32 PM

Hilarious costumes from everyone on page one.

People need to relax and start bitching about things that actually matter.

like politics, religion and eating meat!
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Posted 05 November 2012 - 10:59 PM

The world passed stupid about 1000 light years back.
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:14 PM

gotta say i work with a bunch of guys/gals of other races... and if i dressed as one of them for any reason they would get a huge laugh out of it. minorities are not as sensitive as white people make them out to be..
90% of the time the poeple accusing white people or anyone of being racist are white people with nothing else to do. sad fact.
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