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My black friend got his hair done in braids and I saw it on a pic on Snapchat so I said “I like ur hair” he’s now acting really off with me and I’m really confused if it’s offensive to say that
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You complimented him - I'm not sure there's anything wrong with that? Ask him if he's okay. If he's a friend, you guys should be able to have that conversation.
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You complimented him - I'm not sure there's anything wrong with that? Ask him if he's okay. If he's a friend, you guys should be able to have that conversation.
Yeah I will thanks , was just worried if I did something wrong idk
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Is this really what it's come to now?
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(Original post by Mr Rob)
Is this really what it's come to now?
Don't start.
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My black friend got his hair done in braids and I saw it on a pic on Snapchat so I said “I like ur hair” he’s now acting really off with me and I’m really confused if it’s offensive to say that
It's nice of you to be sensitive No, there's nothing wrong with what you said, and I'm sure he's not acting off with you because of this - perhaps there's something else on his mind.
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Yeah I will thanks , was just worried if I did something wrong idk
I understand, don't worry. Don't let your anxiety spin out of control! I'm sure it's nothing.
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Nothing wrong with what you said. On the other hand, I can understand some reactions from people who might have heard enough negative comments in their lives to misinterpret your intentions. Don't take it personally and be a little more understanding.
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(Original post by Anonymous)
My black friend got his hair done in braids and I saw it on a pic on Snapchat so I said “I like ur hair” he’s now acting really off with me and I’m really confused if it’s offensive to say that
As a black person I don't think it's offensive you just complimented his hair you're probably just overthinking it
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Is this really what it's come to now?
What?
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It's not a crime to say to someone you like their hair.
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What?
I just find it genuinely baffling and ridiculous to patronisingly walk on eggshells with other human beings like this. I know it's well intended. Anyway, don't mind me, I'll see myself out.
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What if he just has other issues on his mind? It's not that deep tbh
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My black friend got his hair done in braids and I saw it on a pic on Snapchat so I said “I like ur hair” he’s now acting really off with me and I’m really confused if it’s offensive to say that
Society is generally over-sensitive and I think some people are desperately looking for ways to be offended, so you have to be careful. It might have been a compliment but he probably took it a different way. Try to reach out to ask and don't assume. Unnecessary assumption tends to harm friendships and relationships. Good luck
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No it's fine. I'm not even sure why you mentioned your friend is black. Anyone with hair can get braids done.
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He probably thinks you like him now, so he's trying to put you off.
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(Original post by Anonymous)
My black friend got his hair done in braids and I saw it on a pic on Snapchat so I said “I like ur hair” he’s now acting really off with me and I’m really confused if it’s offensive to say that


he’s acting off because of something else.

If you asked him what was wrong, he might tell you. If not then don’t pester him.
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No it's fine. I'm not even sure why you mentioned your friend is black. Anyone with hair can get braids done.
not really. White people can't get braids done cause it's not good for their hair texture. Their hair can fall out. Braids are a protective style for black people.
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not really. White people can't get braids done cause it's not good for their hair texture. Their hair can fall out. Braids are a protective style for black people.
Nothing you've said here contradicts what I said: anyone with hair can get braids done.
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Nothing you've said here contradicts what I said: anyone with hair can get braids done.
Yes and i'm telling you it's not recommended for white people to get braids. I'm not trying to start any sort of argument, i'm trying to educate you and others.
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Yes and i'm telling you it's not recommended for white people to get braids. I'm not trying to start any sort of argument, i'm trying to educate you and others.
Yup ^^^ I've seen some white people's hair fall out in chunks because of the braids so it isn't recommended for some hair types
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