Honestly, I don’t understand this at all and I will never understand this. The amount of hurt I feel just by looking at this photo just phantoms me, because what is this girl really thinking when she put on these shorts? That’s my deity, the One I take refugee when I’m experiencing sorrow in my life. He is my all, my everything and you have put him on your body? Not only that, you’re probably unclean, and very dirty and probably were even before you put the shorts onto your body. You do not wear Him, you do not eat meat when you’re wearing Him. You do not touch Him when you’re dirty. The person who’s even wearing the shorts is not Hindu, and I know this for a fact. No Hindu would ever wear this, ever. We don’t even wear Him when we worship at His alter. If Hindu’s, the followers, the believers of the faith, reject what you’re doing, why is an unbeliever doing this? Because it’s ‘trendy’? Because it’s ‘different’? That is my God. That is my religion. That is my faith. You’re not ‘cool’ or fucking ‘unique’ , you’re a fucking ignorant asshole.
^^^ Not Hindu but I had to reblog for this.
Not hindu either, but things like these frustrate me. Anyway, wandered over to the original source and look what I found. Some nice anon was kind enough to leave a direct message saying “ok you know the picture you posted with the girl wearing the elephant shorts? well that’s actually a hindu god, one of the most worshipped. the fact that you posted that is highly offensive, first of all, because no one knows what the fuck it really it. no one should dare wear the god as shorts, it’s highly disrespectful. please do your research before you post such things.”
The reply to that was “yes i know im not an idiot thanks and i dont think its disrespectful”
I didn’t realize it was up to them to decide what is and is not disrespectful to people of the religion they’re appropriating.
THEY’RE SAYING IT’S DISRESPECTFUL. EVEN IF THEY WEREN’T, COMMON SENSE SAYS IT’S DISRESPECTFUL TO TREAT SOMETHING RELIGIOUS LIKE THAT. OR DOES THAT NOT ENTER PEOPLE’S MINDS.
Can you hear me when I scream, or would people like for me to scream louder?
reblogging again because there’s an even deeper issue i didn’t think to address before: who are the companies that MAKE these kinds of clothes in the first place? THOSE are the people we should be speaking out against, with petitions, boycotts, whatever it takes.