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Get The Gypsy Blonde Child Snatchers: Reactions To Reporting On Maria

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OTHERS have joined Anorak is denouncing the media for its unbridled bigotry in the story of “blonde angle” of Maria, the golden child ‘abducted’ by swarthy, “grooming”, feckless gypsies.

Rachel Shukert:

One doesn’t like to descend into comment sections, but a perusal of those on these latest stories is like peering into something out of the Malleus Maleficarum, or Borat. Americans, who for the most part see gypsies as something you dress up as on Halloween when your mom forgot to get you a real costume, express utter bafflement, while Europeans, who never tire of calling Americans out on their racism, insist on the toxicity of these people—their essential, unchanging, criminal nature; it’s who they are, they insist. It’s their culture. They can’t be changed, so they have to—somehow—be gotten rid of. (My favorite thread managed to both laud Hitler for killing the Roma along with the Jews, while blaming the Jews for the Roma not getting any credit for the Holocaust. And also, did you know we’re both capitalists and Bolsheviks? Blah blah blah.)

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Posted: 26th, October 2013 | In: Reviews | Comment