Thursday, November 22, 2007

No Commentary Necessary

In an last minute act of desperation, Canice and I posted on Craigslist looking for a photographer in Victoria to shoot a profile picture for an upcoming issue of McClung's. I'll admit, the ad I posted was somewhat ambiguous. But it didn't, by any means, warrant this hilarious response:

Hello. I am a 4th year Political Science student. I'm also a photographer. . . I checked out your site. I think you really do need some better quality profile shots. Also, Lauren Mckeon and Jenifer Fong* should not be grouped together in one photo. When trying to guess who is who, racist people will automatically assume the woman with asian facial features is Jennifer Fong. Even if this is correct, it perpetuates stereotypes of what people with the last name "Fong" look like. Anyway, I think you should hire me to do your profile shots. I won't cost you much more than the mall photo booth and unlike an automated photo booth I'm not owned by an evil corporation...yet.

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*Lauren and Jen were last year's editors. This is in response to the photobooth pictures of last year's masthead on the McClung's website (which, for those of you who are curious, is under construction in a major kind of way).

2 comments:

  1. Ha!
    "Hire me because I have the largest chip on my shoulder of any applicant, ever!"

    I find it always helps to lecture and talk down to the people you want the job from. I'm taking notes from this one.

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  2. Is it really racist to think the name Fong is Asian? Really? I've heard some racist things in my day and "Deter -- is that German?" isn't even a blip on the radar.

    I officially call Shenanigans.

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