Stereotypes Hurt: Tumblr Tags Versus Reality

Reblogging for the “Gypsy Dance” portion but honestly, if you consider yourself a “Gypsy tribal dancer”, then you probably perpetuate stereotypes elsewhere. Also, “Gypsy tribal dance/belly dance” goes far beyond tumblr. There are troupes and organizations that make use of the ethnic slur and they most likely are based on stereotypes.

biggadjeworld:

Tumblr “Gypsy” Girls




Reality Romani Girls




Tumblr “Gypsy” Dance




Reality Romani Dance:




Tumblr “Gypsy” Fashion




Reality Romani Traditional Dress




Tumblr “Gypsy” Wedding



Thank you Firecracker Productions. I cannot thank you enough for making a mockery of Romani & Travellers.

Reality Romani Wedding


Reality Irish Traveller Wedding



Tumblr “Gypsy” Tattoo




Reality Romani Tattoo






















That’s not an error. Most Romani groups view tattoos as an impurity.

Tumblr “Gypsy” Music



Yes, I include him in the “fake” & “stereotyped” category.


Reality Romani Music











Stereotypes hurt.


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samantha emanuel by Polstar Photography (by vagabond princess)

PSA: Gypsy has nothing to do with tribal fusion belly dance


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