“Colonizers Aren’t Praised In Wakanda”: Forever 21 Apologizes And Removes Image Of White Model Wearing Black Panther Sweater

We previously discussed the controversy covered by the New York Times over whether white parents should allow their children to dress as the Black Panther for Halloween. Now, people rise up in anger after Forever 21 used a white model in an advertisement for a Black Panther sweater. Most people would simply observe that the company is selling to people of all races who admire the superhero. Instead, Forever 21 apologized.

The model wore a sweater that read “Wakanda Forever.”

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Social media users objected to the race of the model. One wrote: “Hey Forever 21, in what universe did you think it was OK to feature a white model in Wakanda gear? Granted, chances are you knew it wasn’t OK, but still as a former #21Men brand specialist for the company. I’m highly offended.” a social media user wrote. Another wrote “Wow Forever 21 is tone deaf af. Colonizers aren’t praised in Wakanda. Try again.”

Forever 21 deleted pictures of the model according to E! News and stated, “Forever 21 takes feedback on our products and marketing extremely seriously. We celebrate all superheroes with many different models of various ethnicities and apologize if the photo in question was offensive in any way.”

Yet, the apology would suggest that it was wrong for a white model to wear a Black Panther shirt. It is hard to figure out what the standard will be going forward. Does this mean that the company will also discourage or restrict such sales to black customers? Is the company saying that it will now only interview models on the basis of race for different superhero products?

78 thoughts on ““Colonizers Aren’t Praised In Wakanda”: Forever 21 Apologizes And Removes Image Of White Model Wearing Black Panther Sweater”

  1. So who did this white kid colonize? Does he own Africa now? Just curious. I might like to visit him. Seems quite accomplished for his age…..

  2. Ben Franklin, 1789, we gave you “…a republic, if you can keep it.”

    Ben Franklin, 2019, we gave you “…a republic, if you can take it back.”

  3. Lots of opportunities for socially-sanctioned aggression in this world. You get more of it because the preternaturally aggressive are mollycoddled by education apparatchiks, HR functionaries, PR functionaries, and the court system.

    A generation ago, Michael Kinsley used to complain that business corporations had such a witless fear of bad publicity that they’d cave to any complainer. He was referring specifically to an incident in 1987 when a woman named Terri Rakolta had complained to the Fox Network about the content of the program Married With Children and had been propitiated in some way. In our own time, an ordinary American with an aversion to smut (like Mrs. Rakolta) wouldn’t be given the time of day. Race hustlers get the time of day. Cray-cray feminists get the time of day. (Students of controversies about textbooks noted a generation ago that publishers tended to be a great deal more receptive to certain types of complainers than they were to others). I doubt Michael Kinsley or any other liberal pundit is complaining as we speak.

  4. We, I guess us white folks is going to have to stop supporting black film projects. Let them survive on what they can make from blacks going to them.

    1. Paul – Black Panther isn’t now nor ever was a black film project. It did have a black director and majority black cast but Disney is as white as it gets. Filmmakers of all genres have often done well relying on black support of their films including and especially this one.
      Forever 21 isn’t high on my priorities but given their presumed goal is to make a profit, it would serve them well to pay attention to their potential customers who apparently spoke. Turley spoke of colonization which was/is a real thing. I’ll bet many of those here have no concept of what “conscription” is and how it affected those from areas surrounding Wakanda. Black people can’t even have something fictional without it being taken away.
      Had there been several models representing several races it’s likely nothing would have been said. Just prior to Avengers Infinity War, Wakanda’s white population was exactly one white refugee who was hiding from the world (Bucky). Does it make sense to represent a black country whose previous major exposure to white people was one who stole a significant amount of their most precious resource (Klaw) and the murderer they were harboring (although all the people he killed was against his will). Forever21 can do what they want but it was pretty bone-headed.

      1. What’s forever 21? a white model wore a sweater about a black movie? who cares? it’s amazing what kind of trivial occurrences pass as news!

        What’s wakanda? ah, from the movie Black Panther, a made up nonexistent hypertechnological black nation?

        Did Hollywood make that up as a fantasy to separate American from their dollar and reality at the same time?

        Le’ts think about that. Start with a fact. Africa is the most technologically backwards place on Earth as a Continent. That’s a fact. The movie posits something that is as unrealistic as levitation machines and psychic powers.

        Africa is not “bad” because it is primitive. Nor is the Republic of South Africa “good” because it is more advanced than say Malawi.

        Nor are the Sentinelese spear-chucking islanders who recently murdered the American missionary are bad. Maybe they are very decent people protecting their own little community. Maybe the technologically backwards people of Africa are really wonderful and virtuous people regardless of their technological backwardness. Virtue and technological capability are not the same. The Chicom party of the PRC is perhaps one of the most technologically adept ruling caste of any nation but it sure in hell is not the most virtuous.

        Facts and norms are not the same. Norms should be based on fact and not fantasy. But facts are facts. Technology is about tools. Tools owned and used by human agency are not in themselves good or bad.

        But, oh Americans love to pretend that the higher the tech the better the whatever. They just love and idolize technical gadgets to no end. it’s idolatry.

        The “Wakanda” fiction plays on this idolatry, tailor made for black Americans —and those who consistently put them on a pedestal,—- to fleece them from their movie budget. Just as much as “Birth of a Nation” by Griffith fleeced and earlier generation of racist white folks.

        All in all, insignificant chatter

        1. Mr. Kurtz – The Sentinel Islands are associated with India not Africa, at one time the continent had arguably the greatest technology in the world although having the majority of your resources depleted by others put a damper on that. The Black Panther wasn’t created by Hollywood but a couple of Jewish guys from New York. You have a number of facts wrong here,

          1. I know where the islands are. The reference to recent incident just makes the point that “savages” who boil missionaries in the village pot and eat them, may in fact be heroes to their people. One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter. I don’t begrudge people their loyalties. Hell if I care if some group of people are Christians or not. I am not stuck with that aspect of the “White man’s burden.”

            As for African technology unless you are talking about ancient Egypt, the rest of Africa is very backwards. Did they ever invent the wheel for example? Exactly when? And when they did, did they actually get it from Arabs?

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xeebU8VhmY

            Wakanda is a fantasy. but you go ahead and believe it if you like.

            1. Perhaps you should look at a globe. The Arabs are in Africa as well. Humans (Homo Erectus or Homa Sapiens) originated in Africa. Ultimately, you are of African descent.
              Wakanda is fiction, but in no world is that model representative of it.

        2. Mr Kurtz – the Black Panther was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1966, to Jews, to give blacks their own hero.

          1. Jewish cartoonists, cooking imaginative stuff up for other people. They are fantastic at inventing religious cults and detecting the ethnic sensibilities and grievances of others.

            I don’t say that as an insult. Although from some people it is. In my mind they are just very creative. And deeply knowledgeable about humanity’s sense of religion and ethnicity. In a way white gentiles are not.

            I liked a lot of Stan Lee’s creations and Black Panther is not one of them. I find some real life Black Panther party history interesting, however. I would rather talk about that than “wakanda.”

        3. Kurtz – I found the premise interesting. Wakanda became the most technologically advanced nation on Earth because of the presence of Vibranium. That’s like saying if you live on a Uranium deposit you will automatically develop nuclear technology. On your own.

          If the panther was supposed to explain technology to the ancient tribal ancestors, I’m wondering how this went. I’m picturing a hallucinogenic plant-induced dream panther in a classroom trying to teach nuclear physics from Kindergarten up. If you skip the whole pesky part about humanity discovering technology, and instead use a spirit panther to gift it to them, doesn’t that take away from the entire accomplishment?

      2. enigma – I am going to stop watching all black film makers and their projects. I do not want to be judged a cultural appropriator. Up to this point, I have been a supporter of black film makers, playwrights, writers, artists, etc. Now, no more. I have learned my lesson,

          1. enigma – did Bo Derek say she invented them? And nobody was looking at Bo Derek’s hair. That was the last place you were looking. 😉

              1. Enigma – If you’re truly concerned with some chick’s hairstyle, then you’re even more frivolous than I thought.

                1. TIN – anyone who was looking at Bo Derek’s hair was clearly looking in the wrong place. 😉

                2. TIN – It was merely an example to illustrate the point. You don’t seem to be saying it wasn’t true, just that I shouldn’t concern myself with it. I’ll be okay, it doesn’t keep me up at night.

                  1. Enigma: Bo Derek was born around 1960 or so. How could she possibly have invented the corn row hairstyle? Anyone who said that or believes that or concerns him/herself with that is beyond retarded and isn’t worth listening to about anything.

                    1. She glamorized it. And as Paul C Schulte points out, it wasn’t because she had pretty hair.
                      🙂
                      enigma is just being his poor pitiful me self.

              2. Other people’s ignorance is not Bo Derek’s fault. As far as beauty goes, do what pleases you. Caucasians end up with a sunburned scalp and broken hair when they do the all over tight braids, or at least if they keep their hair that way. However, I think it looks pretty, with subtle beading if at all, on any skin color. I also think it looked cute when girls put a single braid with a feather in their hair. They’re not trying to pass themselves off as a brave.

                Fashion is shared. Someone sees something, loves it, and wears it or makes it her own. That is how we have such influences as the Mandarin collar and African bold print patterns. Moorish designs. Wool or silk rugs. Dream catchers over beds. Tribal chokers. Turquoise jewelry. Wearing something you love doesn’t mean you’re pretending to be a different race or ethnicity. A great many black people straighten their hair or die it, which looks more European. Who cares? They can do whatever they want with their hair and dress however they please. I cannot imagine how it would go over if I accosted some black woman and complained that she was culturally appropriating her sweater. Right. It really is as offensive as it seems.

                When you enter the home of a world traveler, you will often see art and objects from all around the world, an eclectic mix tied together by what the owner finds beautiful or interesting.

                “Cultural appropriation’ is contrived grievance when there is nothing more pressing to be aggrieved about.

                Gigi Hadid rocked a tartan ensemble at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show recently. Tartans were unique to each Clan of Scotland. They belonged to individual familial lines, and proclaimed their lineage and loyalty. You could recognize a plaid and determine not only what family it signified, but also date it to an era by the subtle changes in pattern and colour. After Culloden Moor, tartans were banned in Scotland by the British who conquered the rebellion. Scotland did not care to remain annexed with Great Britain, and wanted to return to their own monarchy. They were vanquished at Culloden. Men and boys were executed. The British looted the Highlands, stole their food, and starved many families to death. Firearms were banned, as they could be used to resist tyranny again.

                It was a great many years before the Scots were even allowed to wear tartan again, and a great deal of their history was lost.

                And yet, Gigi Hadid wore tartan panties, bra, and a billowing robe with only one puffy sleeve, a waist tie, and totally open in front. Was she mocking the Scots? Culturally appropriating in her underwear? No. The fashion designers just liked the pretty pattern and made underwear out of it. It’s the global sharing of fashion, not cultural appropriation nor not letting the Scots even have tartan for themselves.

                If you buy Wakanda merchandise, you’re a culturally appropriating colonizer. If you don’t buy any of that stuff, you are colonial, segregated in your tastes, and it’s because of white privilege that black merchandise doesn’t sell as well. Give me a break. There are kids starving in Africa and getting conscripted to fight in bandit gangs, terrorizing the countryside. We have bigger fish to fry than who is allowed to wear what sweater.

                1. “If you buy Wakanda merchandise, you’re a culturally appropriating colonizer. If you don’t buy any of that stuff, you are colonial, segregated in your tastes, and it’s because of white privilege that black merchandise doesn’t sell as well. Give me a break. There are kids starving in Africa and getting conscripted to fight in bandit gangs, terrorizing the countryside. We have bigger fish to fry than who is allowed to wear what sweater.”

                  This was never a big deal for me, still isn’t. Wear whatever sweater you like, go out for Halloween dressed as anyone you like. Wear green on St Patrick’s Day if you’re not Irish. But, if you’re a company trying to profit from the sale of merchandise that represents a lot of specific things, the model just might also represent them?

                  1. Enigma – I get what you’re saying, that you would have preferred an African American model wear it in the ad. However, my problem is with the backlash against whites buying, modeling, or wearing clothing or costumes from Black Panther.

                    A white model wearing the sweater was sending the message that whites would look cool in a Wakanda sweater. I thought so, too. But there is no way in hell that white people are going to buy Black Panther clothing or costumes now. This ill thought out backlash just cost black actors merchandise royalties, and has hurt the revenue of these sales in general.

                    We can’t even have a movie celebrating a black superhero without the Left politicizing it, applying identity politics to who can buy it or wear it, and who’s allowed to model it. There is no way to win. For about 5 seconds, a lot of people were unified in enjoying the movie until the far Left ruined it.

                    This is one of the reasons why I am so sick of identity politics, and Democrats finding ways for people to hate on each other, usually over skin color. The Democrats have gone so far Left they’ve lost the middle.

                    1. Karen – “This ill thought out backlash just cost black actors merchandise royalties, and has hurt the revenue of these sales in general.”
                      I would bet that black actors don’t gbet a dime in merchandising royalties from sales. The actors themselves got paid less than their counterparts in comparable starring roles although a few of them will do much better in Black Panther 2.
                      I tried to think of a few other examples that just wouldn’t make sense. A skinhead with tattoo’s wearing a Jewish yamulke. Yes it’s theoretically possible for there to be Jewish skinheads but that’s not your best bet to enhance sales and you just might get a backlash. Burkas with Japanese models, again possible but won’t excite the buyers (Japanese could have been replaced with any number of ethnicities).
                      Imagine KFC came out with a white Colonel Sanders? White people pitch a fit all the times about black actors playing roles that were originally written for whites. When Michael B Jordan played The Human Torch did white people act out? Hell yes. The same when Jessica Alba was cast as The Invisible Girl as well (both from the ill-fated Fantastic Four movies). Disney has made approximately 23 Marvel movies to date in which one starred a black person in the lead role and none a woman (Ant Man & The Wasp doesn’t count). Suppose Captain Marvel comes out and is a big success and Forever21 comes out with a male model? It wouldn’t be illegal but it would be stupid.
                      Google Michael B Jordan/Human Torch and see what you get?
                      Still thinking about all the alleged merchandising rights for black actors. A typical contract would exclude commercial tie-ins like McDonalds Kids Meals. Major stars might get something written into their contracts but Disney played hardball with their black actors, some of whom may leverage their roles into future success but none of them were highly paid. The original Colonel Rhodes/War Machine tried to fight for more money in Iron Man 2 and they just replaced him. This isn’t a Democrat/Republican issue or Left/Right, it’s just business and the company screwed up.

                    2. enigma – depending on you standing in the Hollywood community and the power of your agent, depends on the deal you get. However much cross-casting they do, there are some things I do not want to see in my lifetime. I do not want to see a black James Bond and I do not want to see an all-white production of A Raisin in the Sun. I thought Jeff Chandler was good as an Indian in Broken Arrow, but I think films have been better since they have been casting actual Indians.

                      Now, let’s talk about a part that can go either way. Othello. He is a Moor. This is North Africa. So, he could be Semitic or Sub-Saharan. Traditionally, in the 20th and 21st century, he has been played as Sub-Saharan. However, there is nothing in the the script to indicate that. Regardless of how the role is played racially, it plays well. Paul Robson was brilliant as Othello as was Orson Welles, who browned up for the role.

                    3. Paul – I have a couple opposing views of Hollywood casting. In an industry that often shows little creativity, often doing remakes and copying successful books and TV shows. I generally prefer the original as opposed to the newer version. Especially when they turn something into a comedy that wasn’t originally or “update” something to modernize it. Most characters that were originally of a certain race, I’m inclined to want to see that maintained, especially if it was an integral part of who the character was. James Bond, Tom Sawyer, Sherlock Holmes, and others I don’t need to see changed solely for the sake of diversity.

                      However, many of the original movies do not reflect the actual cities in which they were set, the times in which the people lived, orthe races the characters would have been. I’ve seen hundreds of movies set in some of the most diverse cities in America with no black people or Asians. A remake ought to reflect reality and not what was done before. Also, some characters are of a certain ethnicity and as popular as John Wayne might have been, he never should have been Genghis Khan in “The Conqueror.”
                      In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, based on 70 or so years of comic books which featured few black faces originally, it seems reasonable to incorporate characters in roles that were originally white because maintaining continuity would mean all the major characters save one or two would be white. Samuel L Jackson as Nick Fury is a case where it worked out well in my opinion. Idris Elba as Heimdahl an Asgardian god was a stretch.
                      There was an uproar about Scarlett Johannsen playing an Asian character and she was pretty much forced out of the role. But back to Wakanda forever and the current controversy. The thing that made the fictional Wakanda unique among all other African nations is that it had never been colonized. The only white people that had ever been there were there to steal its Vibranium a precious natural resource. Using the white model to represent Wakanda is somewhere between Al Jolsen in blackface and Mickey Rooney as Mr. Yunioshi. (Honorable mention to Boris Karloff as Fu Manchu).

                    4. enigma – I will agree that John Wayne was horrible as Genghis Khan. Wasn’t that the movie they all got cancer from? Some roles are not race dependent, they just require a great actor. John Wayne is not a great actor. Do you think blacks should not be allowed to do Shakespeare? Or Japanese? Etc.?

                    5. Happy New Year Paul, I’m marking myself safe after getting in from church service with all the drunk drivers out.
                      There are parts in Shakespeare that might have been designed for black people. Othello was a Moor although might have been from anywhere in North Africa and more Arab. If a role isn’t race dependent, let anyone play it. If the source material is say only white people and it’s set in New York or Los Angeles, a modern production might be served well to find a way to have a diverse cast. I don’t need to see black Norse Gods or Samurai but if there were real life examples (of the Samurai not the Norse Gods) it might be a great story.

                    6. enigma – if you have not seen it already, you should see the new Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse. This will answer all your questions. 🙂

                    7. Paul – I’ve heard good things about it, I’ll make it a point to see it. The character, Miles Morales I think , has been part of the Marvel Universe for over twenty years so he isn’t exactly new, I understand in the comics that Thor is now a woman (which I never hope to see i the movies) and there is a black teenage female Iron Man who I have made no attempt to follow. I’ll get back to you after I’ve seen the Spider-Verse movie. Have a Happy New Year with good health, because everyone can always use good health.

                2. Here’s another way to look at Bo Derek in 10, besides the obvious places. In just a couple of decades, the country went from Jim Crow laws, segregation, and protests against discrimination to white people loving black hairstyles so much the fad swept the country. Black people now have preference in college admissions and hiring. There is a super hero movie that is a basically a love story to black cultures. (Except the lip plate. That tradition really needs to end, in my opinion. They knock out the poor girls’ two front lower teeth and keep slicing and stretching her lip into a loop to fit the plate. The writers showed a man in a lip plate, but as far as I know, it’s exclusively a female beauty self harming tradition in Africa. I only know of South American men who do it.)

                  And you’re complaining.

          2. Like rock and roll done by Elvis, she took a black thang and made it better. I can understand how black people resent that.

            So now that’s all prohibited as “cultural appropriation.” ridiculous.

            Let me ask you, do you speak English? How much AngloSaxon blood do you have? Better learn Igbo and Yoruba,.

            And quit using Arabic numerals.

            And Greek concepts like “logic”

            and quit eating everything besides bush-meat and yams

      3. “I’ll bet many of those here have no concept of what “conscription” is and how it affected those from areas surrounding Wakanda.” First of all, Wakanda is a fictional place, so there are no areas surrounding Wakanda.

        What is going on in Africa is quite similar to what was going on when warring tribes sold their enemies to white traders. They are still warring with each other, eternally. Slavery is still a fairly common practice.

        https://foreignpolicy.com/2010/02/11/africas-forever-wars/

        “I’ve witnessed up close — often way too close — how combat has morphed from soldier vs. soldier (now a rarity in Africa) to soldier vs. civilian. Most of today’s African fighters are not rebels with a cause; they’re predators. That’s why we see stunning atrocities like eastern Congo’s rape epidemic, where armed groups in recent years have sexually assaulted hundreds of thousands of women, often so sadistically that the victims are left incontinent for life. What is the military or political objective of ramming an assault rifle inside a woman and pulling the trigger? Terror has become an end, not just a means.”

        “Even if you could coax these men out of their jungle lairs and get them to the negotiating table, there is very little to offer them. They don’t want ministries or tracts of land to govern. Their armies are often traumatized children, with experience and skills (if you can call them that) totally unsuited for civilian life. All they want is cash, guns, and a license to rampage. And they’ve already got all three. How do you negotiate with that?

        The short answer is you don’t. The only way to stop today’s rebels for real is to capture or kill their leaders.”

        “But what I’ve come to understand is how quickly legitimate grievances in these failed or failing African states deteriorate into rapacious, profit-oriented bloodshed. Congo today is home to a resource rebellion in which vague anti-government feelings become an excuse to steal public property. Congo’s embarrassment of riches belongs to the 70 million Congolese, but in the past 10 to 15 years, that treasure has been hijacked by a couple dozen rebel commanders who use it to buy even more guns and wreak more havoc.”

        Africa’s problems aren’t genetic; they are cultural. Black, white, Asian, Latino – people thrive in a free Western society. Those same people tend to suffer more in non-Western civilizations such as the Middle East and Africa or any Socialist/Communist country. We have never learned how to export our culture. We can build roads, bridges, spend billions on foreign aid, but the conflicts just grind on year after year. I therefore find it ironic that there are those who decry Western influence, when those countries without Western values have immense human rights violations, and certainly no concept of strong individual rights and liberty.

        “Does it make sense to represent a black country whose previous major exposure to white people was one who stole a significant amount of their most precious resource (Klaw) and the murderer they were harboring (although all the people he killed was against his will). Forever21 can do what they want but it was pretty bone-headed.” They were not representing a black country. They were selling sweater merchandise from a movie. Anyone can wear a sweater. If they are only allowed to advertise and sell their sweaters to a minority of the population, then why sell it at all? Why sell a garment that will get its customers in trouble if the “wrong” race buy it? Businesses have difficulty weathering controversy. Forever 21 may think twice before ever selling anything associated with a black movie again. Why not advertise it in a way that showed it looked cool on a white guy? The people responsible for the ad worked for the fashion industry, and were probably SJW who loved Antifa and BLM and the women’s march. Solidarity.

  5. Those with hollow weenies should not praise others on the day set aside for hollow weenies. Keep it to yourself.

  6. “Forever 21”: explain what it is in the title or first sentence of the article. I sort of learn that it is a company selling products.
    No person is forever any age. Unless you die from age one to age two.
    Black Panthers had some white friends. I guess you can’t be a friend if you are not a panther. A panther is an animal not a human.

  7. Cowardly company meets dull-witted racist and hilarity ensues. We used to condemn racists but now we cater to them. Somewhere, Bull Connor just declared victory!

  8. It’s weird out there. Tuvok, a black male of the Vulcan race meets a gay alien

    Ace in the hole or a birdy?

  9. More nonsense for the frightened gullible rubes, dupes, klan wannabees, pocket-traitors and grifters on the make who currently support the day glo bozo. Real people pay absolutely no attention to any “cultural appropriation” folderol; notwithstanding the breathless pronouncements of those who ultimately are attempting to monetize such specious arguments. Ignore this jibber-jabber and it will go away. As for the academic arena, inform you alma mater that you won’t donate/sponsor/ whatever because of this stupidity and see who follows the money.

    1. “gullible rubes, dupes, klan wannabees, pocket-traitors and grifters on the make who currently support the day glo bozo.”
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      1. Due to bandwidth restrictions, I wasn’t able to play very much of this video.
        It may give some information on pay scale for internet trolls, if they’re unionized, etc.

      2. Yes, the “commission” of glee that I derive every single time that I personally type that out; I don’t cut and paste that truism. Satisfied?

        to darren

        1. He has a lot in common with another “gleeful” typist every time he “personally types that out”.

    2. M&M doesn’t receive a commission, he receives validation and compensatory gratification.

      To wit,

      “Marky Mark NPD”

      Narcissistic personality disorder — one of several types of personality disorders — is a mental condition in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for excessive attention and admiration, troubled relationships, and a lack of empathy for others. But behind this mask of extreme confidence lies a fragile self-esteem that’s vulnerable to the slightest criticism.
      A narcissistic personality disorder causes problems in many areas of life, such as relationships, work, school or financial affairs. People with narcissistic personality disorder may be generally unhappy and disappointed when they’re not given the special favors or admiration they believe they deserve. They may find their relationships unfulfilling, and others may not enjoy being around them.
      Treatment for narcissistic personality disorder centers around talk therapy (psychotherapy).

      Symptoms

      Signs and symptoms of narcissistic personality disorder and the severity of symptoms vary. People with the disorder can:

      Have an exaggerated sense of self-importance
      Have a sense of entitlement and require constant, excessive admiration
      Expect to be recognized as superior even without achievements that warrant it
      Exaggerate achievements and talents
      Be preoccupied with fantasies about success, power, brilliance, beauty or the perfect mate
      Believe they are superior and can only associate with equally special people
      Monopolize conversations and belittle or look down on people they perceive as inferior
      Expect special favors and unquestioning compliance with their expectations
      Take advantage of others to get what they want
      Have an inability or unwillingness to recognize the needs and feelings of others
      Be envious of others and believe others envy them
      Behave in an arrogant or haughty manner, coming across as conceited, boastful and pretentious
      Insist on having the best of everything — for instance, the best car or office
      At the same time, people with narcissistic personality disorder have trouble handling anything they perceive as criticism, and they can:
      Become impatient or angry when they don’t receive special treatment
      Have significant interpersonal problems and easily feel slighted
      React with rage or contempt and try to belittle the other person to make themselves appear superior
      Have difficulty regulating emotions and behavior
      Experience major problems dealing with stress and adapting to change
      Feel depressed and moody because they fall short of perfection
      Have secret feelings of insecurity, shame, vulnerability and humiliation

      ***When to see a doctor***

      People with narcissistic personality disorder may not want to think that anything could be wrong, so they may be unlikely to seek treatment. If they do seek treatment, it’s more likely to be for symptoms of depression, drug or alcohol use, or another mental health problem. But perceived insults to self-esteem may make it difficult to accept and follow through with treatment.

      If you recognize aspects of your personality that are common to narcissistic personality disorder or you’re feeling overwhelmed by sadness, consider reaching out to a trusted doctor or mental health provider. Getting the right treatment can help make your life more rewarding and enjoyable.

      *** Emphasis

      1. George,

        They, the Commie/Fascist raised Billy
        Hell a few decades back about stopping LOE from Profiling .

        I forget the FBI agent that was the head guy doing the Profiling, but as I recall he seemed to be doing pretty good calling out low/mid level criminals.

        On the other hand my research shows me all the high level crooks seem to keep get a pass when caught.

        Many battles lost but damn from quitting calling for their hides many carry on.

        I like the headline here, Islamic Nut Job Country wants Goldman Sachs Head. LOL:)

        https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-12-19/we-want-goldman-sachs-here-malaysias-playbook-prosecuting-1mdb-case

  10. What I find interesting is how hyper-sensitive these corporations are to criticism. A couple of people lounging on the couch with an iPad send a tweet, and the company is falling all over itself to apologize. Contrast that with the thousands of people who have to actually sit down and write a letter or compose an email to Congress to try to effect change.

      1. Probably not. We once had a member of the CA State Legislature visit an organization I belonged to. He said that a handwritten letter is the most effective. Emails second, and merely signing a petition is pretty much worthless unless it’s something like moveon.org with 20,000 verifiable names. Bottom line, the citizenry have a negligible effect on politicians, while a handful of tweeters can make a corporation fall to its knees. I don’t know why that’s the case, but it’s interesting nonetheless.

  11. ₮ħϵᴦϵ äᴦϵ ḉϵᴦţäḯﬡłƴ ϵﬡѳǔǥħ ᴘϵѳᴘłϵ ḯﬡ ţħϵ ѡѳᴦłđ ѡħѳ’ƨ đϵӎäﬡđƨ äᴦϵ Ƀϵƨţ łϵƒţ ḯǥﬡѳᴦϵđ.

    ₩ħϵﬡ ḉѳӎᴘäﬡḯϵƨ ᴦϵḉϵḯⱴϵ ḉѳӎᴘłäḯﬡţƨ ƨǔḉħ äƨ ţħḯƨ, ĵǔƨţ ƨϵﬡđ ţħϵӎ ţѳ ţħϵ Ƀḯţ Ƀǔḉҟϵţ. Яϵƨᴘѳﬡđḯﬡǥ ţѳ ḯţ ѳﬡłƴ ϵﬡḉѳǔᴦäǥϵƨ ƒǔᴦţħϵᴦ đϵӎäﬡđƨ. Ƨѳѳﬡ, ƴѳǔ łѳƨϵ ḉѳﬡţᴦѳł ѳƒ ƴѳǔᴦ ѳѡﬡ ḉѳӎᴘäﬡƴ ţѳ ħϵḉҟłϵᴦƨ.

  12. I would be the least surprised to find that people with an interest in sowing division in the US are behind these crazy complaints. It’s insane.

    1. surimike : Comic book characters and anime characters live in different multiverses than you do. That does not mean they are not real.

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