Gay Couple Under Fire For Dressing Up As Ice Agent and Immigrant

Submitted by Take Out on Tue, 10/29/2019 - 06:36

We'll take bad ideas for 1000 Alex.  Seriously who thought this was going to go over well? 

Via The Advocate:

Marty Fortier and Manuel Navarro, from Toronto, each posted a photograph of their ensembles on Instagram that were criticized as racist.

Fortier dressed as a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer in a T-shirt and hat printed with ICE, aviator sunglasses, and a badge hanging from his neck. Navarro, sporting a sombrero, mustache, and serape sash over a bare torso, resembled a caricature of a Mexican man.

Screenshots of these costumes found their way to Twitter last weekend, where they sparked thousands of comments. Many users bemoaned yet another example of the insensitivity of "white gays" to other marginalized groups.

After the backlash, the men removed the images from their accounts. Additionally, Navarro clarified that he is Mexican in a separate social media post, which prompted discussions of "'white by proxy' syndrome."

See the entire pic below.  And DON'T do this on Thursday

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