My 3rd Grade Haircut Is Now an Offensive Hate Crime
I'm becoming so sick and tired of the world and age that we live in.
It seems as though every single day that passes, something new emerges from the desks of triggered attention seekers. It's to the point where I feel as though I can't walk down the street without "offending" somebody.
Can somebody please explain this one?
Apparently, my third-grade haircut, which was the nostalgic yet unpopular "bowl cut," is now a symbol of hate. You've got to be out of your damned mind, what could possibly be so wrong about an ugly-as-hell haircut?
Research is now stating that the iconic 1980s teen boy haircut known as the bowl cut has now been added to the list of hate symbols used by white supremacists, thanks to the then-21-year-old Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof. Roof's haircut started circulating white supremacist iconography about two years after the shooting.
All because he had a bowl cut. Un-freaking-believable.
Now, please don't get me wrong, I am far from being unsympathetic towards those who lost their life in the deadly massacre; my heart and prayers go out to their families. That's not what's going on here. I'm looking at the smaller picture and one that features a lunatic who shares the same hairstyle as myself and thousands (if not millions) of others.
The dilemma is more of a personal attack.
If you recall, about a year ago, I had discovered (thanks to a close friend) that I had become a "poster child" on Google. Pretty awesome, right? Wrong.
Of all things to be click-famous for, it was thanks to my bowl cut photo I took when I was just a kid.
Basically, everyone who's been "Googling" the recent and cringe-worthy trend has been coming across my photo and it's clearly not helping my situation.
Things in history, whether they are good or bad, are going to happen and the person behind the historic event is going to have noticeable features connected to them (i.e. Hitler's thin mustache or the sweatshirt brand of the Columbine shooter).
We need to stop taking things so seriously and stop connecting indirect yet innocent styles, people, etc. to harmful and evil people and events.
Leave my third grade haircut alone.