So, as you saw, I posted a few photos of my Halloween costume on my blog here and apparently, a few people took offense to it.
You should know that I am normally an extremely light-hearted person and am never looking to offend anyone, so to be honest, I was a bit shocked at some of the comments left.
My initial reaction was to remove the angry and hateful things that were said as I didn't want them to be associated with this blog. But after thinking a little more about it, I realized I shouldn't have deleted those comments. For that, I do apologize, because I think everyone should be entitled to their opinion and if this blog is the place where you'd like to take the time out of your day to share it, well then go right ahead.
My Halloween costume came from the idea that I didn't want to do the cliche'd "slutty ____" that I've done literally every year for almost a decade. Also, it was thrown together last minute because my house is empty in prep for my world travels. So to say that my choice of wear was offensive...well, I guess I just don't see it that way.
Does anyone say drag queens are "ignorant" or "cruel" toward women they are resembling? I sure don't. Did my last year's Halloween costume as an Asian Geisha offend anyone because those people really do exist in this world? I would hope not.
If there's any time of year to not take yourself too seriously, I would think it was Halloween. The boyish look was merely a silly and fun costume for me, not because it resembled actual people, but because it's funny for a usually "girly-girl" to "man" it up.
Anyway, please know that what I say or do here on this blog never comes from a place of attack. It was all done from a place of fun and love.