I’m doing an angry little hopping-up-and-down dance that you can’t see but rest assured that I did it.
Because I’ve noticed that when
someonewhite people appropriate shit from POC/indigenous/etc. cultures and decide to be asshats about it, their defense INEVITABLY includes some variation on: BUT THE ANCIENT CELTS WORE BINDIS/HAD DREADLOCKS/HAD SPIRIT ANIMALS/BWAHHHHH I’M A CELT LEAVE ME ALONE
like, where the fuck are you getting all of this information on Iron Age/Bronze Age Celtic European cultures because I can think of a few universities that would sure as fuck like to mine your sources, wow, look at ALL OF THESE FACTS WE DIDN’T KNOW BEFORE.
WHY IS IT ALWAYS THE CELTS? also who gives a flying fuck? also no, you are probably not nurturing a deep and respectful connection to the spirit of Vercingetorix. Just shut up.
[this doesn’t apply to reconstructionists, just to assholes who use THE CELTS to defend their bullshit.]
stop making shit up. stop. just stop.
BUT THE CELTS— is the pseudointellectual version of BUT I HAVE A BLACK FRIEND.
Academia and fandom should learn from this rant… and probably hipsters too. weirdsociology: where have you been hiding this delightful person?