“Didn’t realize I was being offensive & didn’t mean to marginalize or appropriate Native American culture. Sorry! Pic deleted.”
Hispanic(y) friend: I wanted to ask you what you think of this whole 'You can't dress as a Native American for Halloween" thing?
Me: I think it's retarded.
Hispanic(y) friend: You can't say retarded.
Me: Jesus H. Christ.
Nearby woman taps me on the shoulder: Could you please not take the Lord's name in vain?
Me (eye roll): Even Bruce -- I mean Caitlyn Jenner said she thinks the whole backlash against the Caitlyn costume is stupid.
Hispanic(y) friend 2: Halloween is supposed to be fun, not bending over backward to be offended. Let's keep our eye on the real problem here.
Me: What next? Am I going to be told it's offensive that I co-opted being a woman because I dressed up as my neighbor Karen when I was 8?
Hispanic(y) friend: I've heard that argument before against drag.
Hispanic(y) friend 2: Oh, shit -- really? I'm just glad all this PC costume crap hadn't started before I went as "Get Christie Love!" and won that costume contest in Silverlake.