OT: Would a white guy wearing a dreadlock wig be offensive?

Submitted by WichitanWolverine on September 23rd, 2010 at 8:43 AM

Long story short: I recently bought a 16 jersey and wanted to do my best Denard impersonation by wearing a dreadlock wig to the game Saturday.  I think most of the fans would get a kick out of it, but would any of you find this offensive if you saw it?  I want to ask the general population before doing it.  Like I said, I'm white.

EDIT: Ok, for everyone advising me not to wear blackface makeup, I appreciate the input, but no shit...


The Harbaughnger

September 23rd, 2010 at 9:27 AM ^

It cannot, no matter what anyone thinks, be offensive unless you intend to offend.

If you don't mean to offend, and someone is offended, that's called hypersensitivity- in which case, they are the offender.

You clearly would be supporting the guy- if not glorifying him.

How anyone could miss that point and find it offensive is beyond me...

I say wear them without hesitation!!!


September 23rd, 2010 at 9:33 AM ^

Some of the more self-righteous Rastafari might be offended, because dreads hold religious significance for them. But if they're that uptight, who cares what they think?


September 23rd, 2010 at 9:33 AM ^

A cumulative probability problem.
<br>Let's go with the thought that the likelihood of any one person getting pissed at you is small -how 'bout 1/1000?
<br>There's 109,000 people at the game. Let's guess that only people in your section have a reasonable shot at seeing you -there's like what 42 sections? That's roughly 2600 people.
<br>Expected number of people pissed off 2.6.
<br>Chances of not pissing a given person off 999/1000 looks ok but cumulative chance of getting away without agita almost zero.
<br>Several people will be ticked.
<br>Of course you could also estimate the cumulative probability of highfives and compare lol.
<br>Sorry for the stats I had my second latte so I am overly awake


September 23rd, 2010 at 10:11 AM ^

going to a game, wearing a dread wig, superman tights, and a blue cape.  Though instead of the "S", I would have a "16".

Then I realized I am pushing 40, and said to myself.  Are you an Idiot? Grow Up!!!

If I were a student, in the student section, it would be cool...

lexus larry

September 23rd, 2010 at 11:38 AM ^

is our own Clarence Beeks didn't suggest (then cut and paste or link) Dan Aykroyd's Louis Winthorp III NYE train-riding Rastafarian. 

Randolph Duke:  "Where's Beeks?  Where in the hell is Beeks?"


September 23rd, 2010 at 12:00 PM ^

now if you were to put black face paint on, I'd consider it offensive.  Otherwise, you have my approval. 

Even though I thought it was stupid, think about the Manny hype that went on in Dodgers Stadium - they had a whole section named after him in the outfield (Manny Land) where people wore dread wigs and all kinds of stupid stuff.


September 23rd, 2010 at 1:35 PM ^

As long as it's obvious that you're wearing the dreads in support of Denard then I would think it would be alright. I'm sure if someone confronted you about it you could explain yourself. However, I am a white guy so I'm not sure that I'm the best judge.


September 23rd, 2010 at 4:30 PM ^

Wear your hair, or wig however you want... If anyone gets pissed off tell them to calm down, and stop being overly sensitive. Seriously, I love watermelon, and I'm not being racist or offensive by eating it, unless someone is way too sensitive.

What makes things offensive is the meaning behind them... Is it offensive that I currently have my shoes untied?