Perhaps I should stop poking my nose in to random episodes of web-based stupidity, but I'm not entirely sure that I can help myself. First we had Perez Hilton's moronic fans picking on poor Adora; then there was the ridiculous 'Muslims can't be Goth' debacle. Now some poor person on Teh Interwebz is butthurt because their brother wants to date a Goth girl. Shock. Horror.
Asks 'Poor', "How do I stop my brother from dating a Goth chick?", and elaborates, "A Goth chick? My brother is a freaking idiot, how do I stop this?"
Answers include, "Tell him that she's cheating on him," and "Tell him that Goth people worship the devil."
Yes! Dammit, how dare your brother be able to see past appearances and make his own decisions about who to date! This is awful! Let's ask strangers on the internet to make comments on his personal life (as, incidentally, I am now doing) because surely, YOU should have final choice in who your brother is allowed to date. Obviously. /endsarcasm
The thing that freaks me out most about this is not the fact that Poor clearly feels that one must be a 'freaking idiot' in order to date a Goth (gee, thanks) but that they think it's perfectly all right for them to try to sabotage their sibling's love life. Harsh, much? I wonder what said brother would think if he happened to stumble across Poor's post whilst browsing.
Anyway, as I have mentioned before, there is no reason (other than, apparently, scarily judgemental siblings) why Goths and non-Goths cannot have successful and loving relationships. (Here's me and my non-Goth boyfriend of seven years.) If Poor bothered to get to know this Goth girl, they might discover that she is probably much like many other girls, and likely to enjoy reading, music, dancing, movies, make-up and fashion, which Poor would probably be able to identify with if they hadn't taken one look at her and assumed her interests were limited to Scary Goff Things.