Imagine posting innocent photos of prom night only to be publicly shamed because a whole bunch of leftists declared you picked the wrong dress.
That’s what happened to “Keziah” from Utah when she proudly showed off her beautiful qipao style dress that she wore for the big night.
— Keziah (@daumkeziah) April 22, 2018
A closer look at the offending dress:
The backlash stemmed from a tweet by Jeremy Lam who was severely triggered by the Asian influenced attire.
There was a day when most Americans would have laughed at such a self-important, ridiculous statement, but today is not that day. The virtual signaling was strong and regressives were all to eager to glom on with massive retweets from folks who think like this:
What I am asking is if where you wear it and with who could make a difference. Because to me I felt like I didn’t want to whitewash someone’s amazing culture and have anything to do with downplaying it.
— I am Giovanna (@imnotgiovanna) April 28, 2018
The backlash prompted feisty clarification from Keziah. Not quite an apology, but dangerously close:
To everyone causing so much negativity: I mean no disrespect to the Chinese culture. I’m simply showing my appreciation to their culture. I’m not deleting my post because I’ve done nothing but show my love for the culture. It’s a fucking dress. And it’s beautiful.
— Keziah (@daumkeziah) April 28, 2018
Lam also took a beating on Twitter for his obnoxious statement:
Y’all just really gotta be offended by everything, don’t ya?! ? I think the dress is very pretty and would actually be a compliment to Chinese culture.
— Travis McGowan (@TravisWheels) April 28, 2018
I know it’s becoming harder to believe, but I swear all liberals are not like this
— John Jacobs (@ItsJohnJacobs) April 28, 2018
Jacob’s right, it is becoming harder to believe.
Then the battle took on an ever darker turn when a savvy Twitter user did some digging on Lam and came up with some “racist” tweets.
We love a closet racist pic.twitter.com/KqIzsBBMQA
— jake severe (@JacobSevere) April 29, 2018
Pinned at the top of Lam’s Twitter page is this doozy:
It looks like Lam doesn’t mind making a complete fool of himself in order to slam “whitey” whenever he can. He also ended up apologizing (kind of) in a long, mostly nonsensical Twitter thread. Part of it included the following;
5. I realize that what was conveyed could’ve been interpreted as speaking for others, and I’m sorry if I made you feel that way. When I say “My culture” that is exactly what I mean. My racial experience isn’t definitive of other experiences. But I’m tired of hiding mine.
— Jeremy Lam (@jere_bare) April 29, 2018
Meanwhile, Keziah thanked her growing supporters for their kindness, and proved what is one of today’s most important societal lessons… Never back down to the angry mob when you’ve done nothing wrong. Also, speak up for those who are being wrongfully silenced, because when you do, the end to that story looks a lot like this:
Also thank you to EVERYONE who has been messaging me about the dress. I’m trying to respond to as many as I can. Thank you for your kindness!💚
— Keziah (@daumkeziah) April 30, 2018
Hero of the week: @daumkeziah for not apologizing just to placate the idiotic SJW mob.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 1, 2018
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