“Come across the painted smiles
Come across some faith
Laughing at the cruel jokes
Laughing at a death
Laughing at some other fool
Laughing with the rest”
[Dali’s Car, Cornwall Stone]
Things I simply will not tolerate include: racism, sexism, “fatism” or any other sort of xenophobic, hateful rhetoric. And yes, I’m using “xenophobe” to indicate that foreign = people outside of your social/cultural box of experience. Please keep your privilege-based vitriol to yourself, or find yourself talking to air, okay?
Better yet, try opening yourself up to the idea that your world viewpoint != the world.
No, I was not the target of some hateful speech; I observed it in an now-former acquaintance. And no, this is nothing new – but better to just state it out front than let anyone else who knows me think that these sorts of slurs are acceptable, period. I am friend and staunch supporter of people of all walks of life.
If this bothers you, I am not the friend for you.
Also, I suggest you get your head out of your ass and open your eyes to the amazing, beautiful diversity in the world.