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EtcetEraThread Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones) sparks criticism after describing how he is "not a fan of intimacy coordinators"
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Hostility over multiple posts, numerous past infractions
so youre just a fucking idiot then
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GamingThread Xbox Game Studios & Bethesda Softworks | OTXX | Grounded until 2023
Reason User Banned (permanent): Troll account
I never said Xbox+Bethesda would not be one of the biggest/best publishers of the generation. It definitely would have been. I just said it wouldn't be the best. I think publishers like Sony and Nintendo are still superior overall. With the addition of Activision, however, the things are different and there is a high possibility that Xbox could become the biggest/best publisher around. It is not 100% certain, but it could be highly possible. Nintendo's games are among the biggest, most popular and best-selling in the industry. Games like Mario 3d, Pokemon, Zelda, Mario kart, Animal crossing, Splatoon, Fire emblem, Smash bros etc. sell millions and millions of copies. Sony and Microsoft+Bethesda (also counting Activision maybe) don't have many other games of this scale, which can compete at this level.Tlou faction has been in development for at least 3 years. Also considering that it is a live service game, it is not impossible that it will be released next year. The Firewalk game has actually been in development for a long time. When the partnership was announced, the game was already playable, I think it has been in development for at least 3 or 4 years as well. Firesprite has 4 or 5 games in development, Horizon Call of the mountain is only one of them, and only part of the team is working on it. These are the games already announced and already published by Sony in this generation. And this is considering that, unlike Microsoft, Sony has still announced very little while Microsoft has already announced most of its content. - Astro Playroom - Sackboy Adventure - Spider-Man Miles Morales - Demon Souls remake - Destruction all stars - Ratchet and clank rift apart - Returnal - mlb the show 21 - mlb the show 22 - GT7 - Horizon West Forbidden - God of War Ragnarok - Tlou part 1 - spiderman 2 - Wolverine - Horizon The Call of the Mountain This is the Sony games that are in development and that can be realeased in this generation. New Santa Monica game New Naughty Dog game Insomniac multiplayer game New Guerrilla game ( Horizon multiplayer game likely) Ghost of thushima 2 Death stranding 2 Firesprite's Twisted Metal 4 more Firesprite games are in development New game Housemarque New game Bluepoint New game Pixel opulus New game Team Asobi New mlb games Bend studio new ip New game from London studio New game Mediamolecule Haven studio game Firewalk game Deviation game Helldivers 2 Bungie multiple games Multiple vr games Maybe a new Uncharted Maybe silent hill Other stuff There are more than 30 games in development. Again, I never said that Xbox+Bethesda would not be one of the biggest/best publishers of the generation. It definitely would have been. I just said it wouldn't be the best. I think publishers like Sony and/or Nintendo are still superior overall. With the addition of Activision, however, things are different and there is a high possibility that Xbox could become the biggest/best publisher around. It is not 100% certain, but it could be highly possible. But without Activision-Blizzard i don't think so.
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EtcetEraThread Amnesty International regrets distress caused by it's report on Ukrainian Military's endangering of civilians, but stands by its findings
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Antagonising other members, account in junior phase
Why am I not surprised to see RustyNails pushing this report? Rusty is the same user who has continually bitched about the support being given to Ukraine, the same user who also whined about 'the lack of nuance' when this forum was discussing Russia's weaponising of Ukraine's grain supplies? Oh, and I see he's still bitching about the support Ukraine is receiving in this very thread: It doesn't matter how many Ukrainian lives are lost, or how millions are made homeless, or how many Ukrainian soldiers and civilians are tortured and maimed...Rusty has got to get his digs in. Fucking pathetic. I'm so fucking tired of certain folks on this forum.
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GamingThread WB apparently taking down videos showcasing modded Multiversus content, may ban players using mods as well
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Antagonizing Fellow Member; History of Hostility
If this was a Nintendo thread you won’t be saying this. You’ll be running the old “Nintendo ninjas” meme.
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GamingThread Bridget announced for Guilty Gear -Strive- Season 2, Out August 8th (Today) [UPDATE: Bridget is trans now, she/her]
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Transphobic talking points and rhetoric; account in junior phase
Wasn't Bridget groomed by her parents to dress and act like a girl? I don't know what kind of message they're sending, but from my perspective, it seems like they're kinda unintentionally implying that transgenderism is a result of child abuse and grooming.
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EtcetEraThread Save the Children: 4 out of 5 children in Gaza say they are living with depression, grief and fear, most considering s*icide, or are s*lf h*rming
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Misrepresenting history, downplaying warcrimes, bothsiding, history of the same
It is a conflict that goes back several thousands of years. Each act of oppression and violence fuels the next generation of fighters, seeing themselves either in the roles of righteous oppressors or righteous victims defending themselves. Both sides point toward their magic books backing up their position. The conflict literally became part of the two sides' respective identities. Hard to unravel. I'll take it with Hannah Arendt here: With the current far-right govt in Israel and a forming coalition between the European, Russian, American, and Jewish far-right with a strong focus on nationalism and reactionary politics, I think we see we see attempts of aiming for the same positions of power they formerly suffered under. Leading to zionist figures like Yoram Hazony, one of the organizers and speakers of the National Conservatism conference and author of "The Virtues of Nationalism), aligning with far-right and antisemitic figures like Trump, Viktor Orban and even touting antisemitic conspiracy theories like the ones about George Soros. Hannah Arendt saw this coming 70 years ago when she analyzed the post ww2 track Israel went on. Eventually becoming an oppressor and embracing the pathological aspects of nationalism, wasn't a solution to the problem, but just another chapter of it. The dehumanization and Us vs. Them mentality Arendt experienced in Nazi Germany was in her eyes a universal recipe for violence along identity lines with interchangeable actors being able to take the roles of oppressor and victim. The violence won't play out in the same way, comparing the treatment of the Palestinians to the Holocaust is completely wrong, because it is not an industrialized effort at extermination, but the underlying mechanisms of vilification and dehumanization along identity lines, and the resulting perception of an existential threat justify the violence in a very similar way. That said, the fact that Israel would suffer great losses of life on a regular basis if it weren't for the Iron Dome can't be brushed away. Israel's need for defense is legit, but the power dynamic is in its favor, which puts the moral obligation to deescalate on their shoulders, in my opinion.
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GamingThread VG247: “Xenoblade Chronicles 3’s release feels like the Switch is teetering on the cusp of a real piracy problem”
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Advocating Piracy
I dont really care if people pirate and I pirate myself for retro stuff but I find a lot of posters here to be overly sanctimonious about how obviously they rip their own cart for every game like its the norm and its totally not a problem that huge swaths of the internet are playing a big release a week early and casually spoiling things.lmao come off it, no one with a shred of common sense believes that the primary users of emulators are by people using legit copies they ripped themselves
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GamingThread VG247: “Xenoblade Chronicles 3’s release feels like the Switch is teetering on the cusp of a real piracy problem”
Reason User Warned: Inflammatory Point of Comparison
It is astonishingly naive to decouple emulation from piracy. This is literally gun control debate, only about videogames. "Does emulation hurt or IS IT THE PERSON BEHIND IT", I mean come on. Emulation is literally the fastest and most efficient way to enable piracy. You can defend all of its fair uses -- and as someone who uses emulation myself for older consoles like the GBA, I do think there's a lot of innocuous ways to use emulation -- but to even remotely deny that the vast majority by a huge margin of people who use emulators aren't exactly playing copies of games they own themselves, is just ridiculous. It's impossible to have a serious conversation about that until people (primarily emulation enthusiasts or emulator users themselves -- go figure eh?) come to terms with the basic facts of reality. And while we grapple with that, publishers will keep making studios user harsher and harsher forms of DRM because they've realized by now asking us nicely isn't gonna cut it. This works for small transactions, not consoles. This is the Steam excuse. Steam became popular because of sales, and because of very small prices comparatively. If Steam cost 300 bucks, you bet it wouldn't have turned the PC gaming market around lmao. Also to respond to the question more directly: The Vita had such a hilariously poor third party support because a lot of PSP's third party developers quickly realized how much their games were being pirated especially in the west, to such an extent where even just porting them would be a massive loss, so they abandoned the hardware entirely and moved to another platform. To this day there is no western release of games like Monster Hunter Portable 3rd or its HD PS3 port, despite it being the fourth best selling game in the entire franchise (and especially considering it only came out in Japan and Korea). The Dreamcast was also notoriously easy to pirate to such a pathetic extent that it basically didn't even require any additional hardware or software and I have never in my entire life met anyone who had a Dreamcast collection of legal games that's bigger than the huge CD folder filled with burned CDs. I know people like to say that it was Shenmue's development that nearly fucked SEGA over, but anyone with a hint of reason can say it likely cost SEGA far more money to research, develop and manufacture Dreamcasts than the 70 million they paid to make Shenmue. Piracy fucked the Dreamcast, not Shenmue.
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GamingThread VG247: “Xenoblade Chronicles 3’s release feels like the Switch is teetering on the cusp of a real piracy problem”
Reason User banned (3 days): Admitting to Piracy
I'm going to be real with you, games running like absolute fucking dogshit was a huge reason for getting rid of my switch. Emulating these games is the way to go. You get a better experience than you could ever get on the switch. Its a fucking no-brainer. I highly doubt piracy is eating into switch that much. When your games drop to crt resolutions and 15 fps you got a damn problem and can't blame people for trying to fix it
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EtcetEraThread Variety: Ezra Miller (They/Them) Charged With Felony Burglary in Vermont
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Misgendering
So can they lock him up or force them to get help? If so, this is probably one of the better ways for this saga to end. It seemed like they were going to kill someone at some point.
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EtcetEraThread At least 31 dead, 260 injured as Israel continues to bomb Gaza, kills militant leader
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Inflammatory Point of Comparison; Account in Junior Phase
This sort of post is antisemitism-adjacent. Or at the very least, it plays into the concept of "Israel = Jews". The truth is that regardless of the history that led to its creation, Israel right now is just a country doing what all countries tend to do when nothing prevents them.
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EtcetEraThread Germany considers U-turn on nuclear phaseout due to Russian's invasion of Ukraine.
Reason User Banned (5 Days): Antagonizing Fellow Member; History of Hostility
Well, I'll give this the kind of effort you put in to that response without being able to ask a question that makes any kind of sense in English. Sky heat bad. Gas burny heat sky more. Nooklear stop needing burny gas. Less waste and vastly more energy than shiny ground panel or big sky fan.
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GamingThread Fighting Games Era | EVO 2022 | OT | Now Under New Management
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Hostility toward another member
Oh, get out of here. Nobody beats Daigo, Tokido, and Gachikun gets a "he didn't even fight the best players from Japan" label. Salty bitch.
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EtcetEraThread I can't get over how dumb it is for a "Supergirl" to exist.
Reason User Banned (3 Weeks): Dismissive commentary regarding gendered superhero names, over a series of posts
I'll respond to your previous post later when I have some more time to think about it, that said I wish people focused a bit more on the idea that I wanted to talk about, "concepts that should go beyond gender", a mantle that should represent more of a figure rather than their gender. Superman and Batman these actual titles that are not exclusive to male characters. Like fine, mankind, "men" are not in literal terms gender neutral, but at the very least some concepts that happen to have these words attached to them (like the mantles of these characters) should be treated as something that don't necessarily need the gender differentiation when a woman takes them on. I have a problem with the idea that "supergirl" was invented because you could not have a woman assume the "superman" title rather than with the fact that a woman character was created with superman's powerset (???)
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EtcetEraThread Random White civilian puts knee on Black man with two cops already restraining & arresting him for fare evasion.
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Advocating doxing
Sometimes doxxing is good. Just a thought.
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EtcetEra HangoutsThread FootyEra 22/23 Season |OT| The Blood Money Era
Reason User Banned (1 Month): Dismissive Commentary Around Sexual Assault Allegations over Multiple Posts
Yeah sure. Just imagine you get accused of rape or murder. You would love it to get fired and abused online without them asking questions? I actually posted a story in the old thread about a Sunil Tripathi committing suicide after reddit investigators gathered evidence to link him to the Boston bomb attacks. He was found innocent afterwards by the FBI. Profesional investigation are important and social media investigations can literally be deadly to innocent people.
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GamingThread How do you like to buy your games?
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Advocating Piracy; Account in Junior Phase
I'm starting to get into roms and piracy because we are getting robbed by publishers nowadays. I only pay for games made by people who respect the players. So very few of them. so if your game is full price and has : loot boxes, microtransactions, cut content put behind paywall, grinding or anything close to that, i'm not giving em a penny.
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EtcetEra HangoutsThread All Elite Wrestling |OT10| Summer of Punk's Broken Foot
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- Lethal vs Wardlow (c) was solid. Satnam making Wardlow look like short lol. - Hayter vs Rosa (c) was great. Hayter's a badass. Her intensity went up after breaking her nose. - Takeshita vs Claudio (c) was my Match of the Week. El Generico shout-out. Time for Takeshita to negotiate duel AEW/DDT contracts.
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EtcetEraThread Save the Children: 4 out of 5 children in Gaza say they are living with depression, grief and fear, most considering s*icide, or are s*lf h*rming
Reason User banned (2 weeks): derailing a serious thread
Hamas is still a religious fascist organization. Israel are the ones with the power who could instantly change the situation and instead keep making it worse by building new settlements or constantly bombing Gaza. But that doesn't mean terrorism on the Palestinian side doesn't exist or is always excusable. Suicide attacks against civilians are never ok.
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EtcetEraThread The Senate Democratic Majority has just passed the Inflation Reduction Act
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Hostility, consistent history of the same
Fuck off with this shit already, on the first page even! Educate yourself or gtfo.
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GamingThread New Street Fighter 6 Characters Leaked by Capcom Germany (SPOILER)
Reason User banned (permanent): Intentionally posting NSFW content
This is a post to get my account perma-banned. In this spoiler is NSFW ("Not Safe For Work") material that I hope will get me perma-banned. Do not click on the spoiler if you are at work or whatever. Feel free to report this post to get me perma-banned, I'd appreciate it
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EtcetEraThread Jean-Luc Mélenchon (leader of French left) calls Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan a "provocation", says "there is only one China"
Reason User banned (1 week): trolling
That is not what China thinks though. That's the official stance of the USA Government. So I think if the USA is changin it's stance, it is fair that China is not happy about it.
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EtcetEraThread WNBA star Brittney Griner convicted and sentenced to nine years in prison by Russian judge for drug possession and smuggling
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Victim Blaming Rhetoric
Obviously Russias laws are absurd but with how strict Russia is, and how damaged the US relationship is with them, probably wasn't the best idea for her to have cannabis oil in her possession. And no its not a great idea to exchange her for a gun smuggler or some murderer that has a lifetime sentence but hopefully the US can find a way to get her out.
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EtcetEraThread Johnny Depp Jury Finds That Amber Heard Defamed Him in Op-Ed
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Continued disruptive behavior in spite of multiple past infractions.
We are lol. I’ve been banned twice simply stating that Johnny depp is a textbook abuser with a history of violent outbursts and jealous, coercive controlling behaviour. I might catch another ban for this but I’m not going to stop saying it. It’s been public knowledge virtually his entire career. He’s always been….kind of a scumbag. I don’t care if amber heard is a piece of shit. She probably is. But I fully believe she and depp were together at the height of his depravity and she was abused by him. I’m not going to acknowledge any replies to this either cause y’all are just vicious as hell and really just mean and behaving like bullies, imo. I’ve tried the dialogue, y’all are scary as hell in here. No thanks.
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EtcetEraThread Vaginas, pheromones and TikTok: what is the strange new trend of ‘vabbing’?
Reason User Banned (1 Month): Sexism
Desperate men who can´t get a date - ¨Shit I gotta start hitting the gym, change my look, start earning more cash with a better career, get a dog for my dating profile pics, move to a place where I get more matches, etc.¨ Desperate women who can´t get a date - ¨I´ll just have to use my vagina juices as a super perfume so men can get an even better reception on the pheromones¨
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GamingThread PlayStation Studios |OT30| Every day we Stray closer to Ragnarök
Reason User Banned (permanent): Troll account
Ragnarok its one of the last triple A from sony we're gonna enjoy. With microsoft putting his wallet on the game.. i dont see a good future tbh
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EtcetEraThread What Bill Burr Netflix special to watch?
Reason User Banned (3 Months): Dismissing Concerns of Transphobia; Prior Severe Ban for Dismissive Commentary around Racism
Just watch them in order. I like to watch how somebodies comedy evolve over time. I feel like Resetera probably about to rage against him though ITT.
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EtcetEraThread What Bill Burr Netflix special to watch?
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Trolling, dismissing concerns of transphobia, consistent history of trolling and antagonistic behavior
I am a fan of sports. I can’t imagine how many athletes are pieces of shit. I’m not going to stop watching because many are. OJ Simpson probably killed two people, doesnt take away he was one of the greatest running backs ever. Shit people exist in every space. People who hold certain views that are offensive but not other views exist. I will take there is to take and leave what i want to leave.
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GamingThread Why is it called "Soulsborne" and not "Blood Souls?"
Reason User warned: Platform wars
The way I see it all this is just passive-aggressive console warring: The "Soulsborne" name as a way to retake ownership of the genre that had been stolen from PS when Dark Souls released and triumphed everywhere becoming one of the most influential games of the generation, while DeS was stuck in a "hidden gem" status. When someone uses the "Soulsborne" name they're actually trying to say that Souls games have a special relationship with PS because that makes them feel like they have butterflies in their bellies.
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GamingThread Many QoL features from Pokemon Legends: Arceus like watching the Exp animation outside battle etc are gone in Pokemon SV
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Accusations of Shilling; Account in Junior Phase
Just take your shilling to someone who cares, lol. By your logic no game could be ever criticized on its production value or anything else.
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GamingThread Many QoL features from Pokemon Legends: Arceus like watching the Exp animation outside battle etc are gone in Pokemon SV
Reason User Warned: Inflammatory Generalzation
They will never change because they have defenders that dont matter the shit they do they will always lick their ass (you can dislike arceus, but there was some really great qol improvements that would benefit the main series, but is not even this, its years and years of taking away some good elements and this shit being defended) and they sell like hotcakes. They are not a good studio and they dont deserve the millions they sell. Its a pity but it is what it is.
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EtcetEraThread WNBA star Brittney Griner convicted and sentenced to nine years in prison by Russian judge for drug possession and smuggling
Reason User Banned (1 Month): Xenophobic Rhetoric; Prior Ban for Similar Generalization
Russia doing everything in its power to remind everyone that they're a degenerate terrorist state. Griner doesn't deserve this, and hopefully no one from a real country will ever consider visiting this cesspool of drunken predatory garbagemen again.
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EtcetEraThread Tesco put security tags on make-up for dark skin - but not lighter tones
Reason S+ User Banned (3 Month): Excusing Systemic Racism Over Multiple Posts; Prior Bans for Dismissive Commentary Around Racism
What? You tag what is being stolen. This is some 'all houses matter' bs. I've liked a lot of this guys work but this video seems pretty ridiculous. It implies that 0.5% of revenue lost to shoplifting is basically nothing when that is clearly not the case.
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EtcetEraThread What Bill Burr Netflix special to watch?
Reason User Banned (1 Month): Inflammatory False Equivalence; Dismissing Concerns of Transphobia
Quick, close this thread before Americans wake up and tell you how much Bill Burr sucks and how much Netflix sucks and how much everything sucks.
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GamingThread Instances where you believe "censorship" in a game made it better
Reason User Banned (3 Months): Excusing Sexism Over Multiple Posts, Mansplaining; Prior Severe Ban for Concern Trolling Over Representation
I just want to say I appreciate your reponse and I appreciate your perspective. I understand it can be very frustrating deal with dumb straight guys online. I gotta be honest I hate this: "And honestly do you even hear yourself?" Yes. I do not view objectification or sexualisation as inherently problematic and explained why. Any moment you look at someone as sexually appealing you are objectifying them in the moment. Turns out you also capable of stopping that and then treating them like a person. Don't lie to me and tell me you have never objectified someone in your head. You have. We are animals. I understand we do live in a patriarchal society so its impossible to view this in a vaccum but based exclusively on my anecdotal experience I have not found it harmful to me. I've even read studies about this that claim there is a harm but I wonder if this is the result of correlation =/= causation. Is the rise of sexist thoughts a result of engaging with sexualised material or is it the result of engaging in a sexist society. I know these things can't be divorced but I don't buy for a second that straight men can't express their sexuality through media without it being inherently harmful to women. Because gay men CAN and straight women CAN and so do lesbian women. But straight men can't because we live in a sexist society so it doesn't matter even if you are able to consume this media responsibly?
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EtcetEraThread Tesco put security tags on make-up for dark skin - but not lighter tones
Reason User banned (permanent): Dismissing concerns around racism. Account in junior phase.
Let's say that I'm a card game shop. I sell Magic, Pokemon, and YuGiOh booster packs. I notice that a lot of the YuGiOh booster packs are being stolen, so I put anti theft tags on them. That's a pretty logical decision, right?| To me, a similar case could very, very easily be happening here. They notice that the darker tones of makeup are getting stolen at a rate above the usual shrinkage rate, so they put security/anti theft tags on them. They even say so in the article If people want to fight racism, I'm right there with them. But absent evidence to the contrary, the explanation of "All of our makeup is getting stolen a ton, and we're only going to put anti theft tags on the makeup for black people" seems a bit more ridiculous than "We noticed a few makeup SKUs were seeing higher than expected rates of theft, so we secured those SKUs". The latter seems more reasonable, and the more likely explanation here.
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EtcetEraThread Ezra Miller has been driving around the US carrying at least 1 gun and wearing a bulletproof vest, paranoid about being followed by the FBI & the KKK
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Misgendering
The reality is if he continuing this madness he will be shot dead.