Anonymous said: Wait, so what is you opinion on what Arielle Scarella said... Sorry im kinda confused. I usually like Arielle's videos but I am not sure how to feel about the things she said?
More often than not, Arielle makes good content. In this case, however, her response to criticism is the exact opposite of what an ally should do. Everyone says dumb shit. Everyone. When that’s pointed out, the mature thing to do is say “I fucked up. I’m sorry. I’ll learn from this.” She pulled a “HOW is that offensive!?” which isn’t cool. Arielle for sure does a heck ton of good stuff for a lot of people, so in no way is me reblogging that a personal attack on her. It’s just an important teaching moment for anyone who wants to be an ally for marginalized groups that they are not a part of.
I like what ya said but I’d like to add that it’s okay to ask someone why something is offensive IF you actually want to understand. It’s just not okay when you’re just using the question to say “Your feelings are wrong and dumb.” Which is essentially what happened.