By Anonymous - United States - Charlotte
Today, at a science-fiction convention, a woman came up to me and told me that my white face paint was a mess, my contacts looked cheap, and my costume was an all-round failure. I wasn't wearing a costume, I'm an albino. FML
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  isallwaysme  |  27

Sorry for replying to the top comment, but there's a typo in the FML, a simple auto correct, it says, "told my that my" I think it should be, "told ME that my.." Could you look into that FML team?


#33- Not necessarily. If something like this happened to me, I'd call her out on it for sure. And then I would post it on FML so everyone could read about it cuz it's a messed up situation.

  tjv3  |  10

Damn OP I'm sorry that sucks. You should have yelled at her and been like haven't you seen Powder I can mess your shit up with my electric persona !

  iMuffinKat  |  16

The lady probably thought your "costume" looked to good and wanted to bring you down since she felt inferior compared to you. I'm sure you look fine, OP. Albinos are special as is every individual. Embrace it :)

By  itsjusyme  |  11

Comment moderated for rule-breaking.. Show it anyway

  CheeseHater  |  23

While I do not agree with him, it is very much something to joke about. How is this concept so hard to get? Everything can and has to be joked about, otherwise there is no true freedom of speech.

  ihaveasushicat  |  24

I have a good friend who is albino. She doesn't look fake at all. Even her violet coloured eyes are very much real. Going out in public people would constantly stare. It's not easy taking something like that as a joke.

  Bibliovore  |  26

#6, how about something more like "don't let idiots get you down"? People who like SF aren't necessarily nerds and certainly aren't all the same; OP was, after all, at the same convention.

By  jessi_sunshine  |  26

Sorry, OP. Honestly, some people are just vicious. Take her comment for what it is (absolute garbage) and go about your day. You can't change what people think of you; only how you react to their opinions. Good luck!