lately i’ve been getting quite a few hater comments. as you know i don’t publish offending comments, but i have published comments on a few topics lately since they had a true reason (some of them pretty offending and off topic, some of them more diplomatic). one: me buying a boy london jumper. two: me saying i wanted to shop more aware.
here’s what i have to say: i KNOW that the boy london jumper has a flipped imperial eagle on it. that does NOT make me a anti-semite. this label originated in the punk era, boy london’s first designs included silk-screen prints of a hitler portrait or the swastika. their idea was to provocate and remind people of history. i do not agree that banning symbols means forgetting what has happened. you can not delete history just because you are banning it’s symbols or stop talking about it. this symbol has been around long before the cruelties of national socialism (it originated from greek mythology) and to me true political correctness doesn’t mean not wearing a sweater with an eagle on it but to practice it in life every day with my ACTIONS to OTHERS.
second: i am a blogger and fashion photographer. i work in fashion. i will never be a 100% conscious consumer. the camera i work with was produced in taiwan, the computer i blog with in india. just because i am saying, that i am trying to live more aware, it doesn’t mean that i am going to live like a saint, because i simply can’t. i am still going to buy electronics, that have been produced under horrible circumstances and i am probably more often buy clothes that have had the same history. but i am AWARE of this and i am TRYING what i can. moreover i am talking about it on this blog. to me it’s not “chic” to live conscious, i have studied ethnology and political sciences a few years back out of my OWN desire to change the world. i have been to sudan with the age of 13, traveled in asia for four months with the age of 21. to me there’s no “chic” about the things i have witnessed. rather then doing 0% i am okay with doing 50%. calling this “pseudo social responsibility statements” is just bitter and useless. if every person on this planet would do the 50%, we’d be in a much better place right now.
i thank everyone on their input to these topics, i am sorry if i have hurt anyones feelings. but taking every word i say with a pinch of salt is not only unfair, since you are hiding behind the “anonymous” (and i am the one showing my face) but also just bitter. i would NEVER waste my time on going through people’s blogs and calling them “hipster” or leaving mean comments. i have no desire to insult or hate.this blog is not a place of war, it’s a place of my own peace. i’ll hope you haters find that peace for yourselves someday, it will change your life.