Where Will It End? Now Thor, Heavy Metal Music, Viking Cosplay Considered Racist
If you thought you could get through a whole day without joyless social justice warriors declaring another set of random things to be racist, then think again.
According to a new study from Leeds Beckett University, Thor, heavy metal music and dressing up as a Viking are all racist because they reinforce oppression towards “ethnic minorities”.
Despite the fact that progressives have spent the last month lecturing everyone about how dressing up in “ethnic” costumes for Halloween represents a hateful act of cultural appropriation, we now learn that dressing up as a stereotypically white cultural figure is also racially insensitive.
According to Professor Karl Spracklen, “Folk metal’s obsession with warriors and cultural purity, displayed through tales of Vikings and dressing up as Vikings on stage, reduces belonging and identity in a muti-cultural, cosmopolitan society to a few exclusive myths. It is showing white men how to be white men and showing women and ethnic minorities their place in European society.”
Dressing up as an ethnic stereotype = racist.
Dressing up as a white stereotype = racist.
Actor Chris Hemsworth may also now be out of a job given that all portrayals of Thor have also been officially designated as racist by Professor Spracklen.