I once took a picture of this guy's feet because he was wearing these sort of samuri socks that split between the toes for his flip flops. Plus, he was wearing socks with flip flops. This was in HI while we were on our honeymoon. But he wasn't overweight or even particularly bad looking or anything, I just thought the socks with flip flops thing was weird and funny, and I didn't share the picture on the internet. I did put the picture of his feet in our honeymoon photo album because it always made us laugh a little bit.
ETA: Like these: http://www.etsy.com/au/listing/15660...-zori-slippers
And no, I hope I wasn't being culturally insensitive. He didn't appear to be Japanese, he was a white guy in baggy jeans and an anime t shirt, and then the special socks and rubber flipflops.
Maybe I am a total prude here (not sure prude is the right word) but I would be so sad if someone took my picture only to make fun of me for something I was doing or wearing, therefore I wouldnt do it to another person. If I caught my kids doing it you can bet they would be in big trouble. My litmus test is always "would I be okay if my teenage child did this" if not, then I dont do it
I don't pretend that I never talk about what another person is wearing. I totally do. Sometimes in an "Oh man I love that outfit/haircut etc....sometimes in an "Oh my goodness you can see her see her actual butt" way. I'm okay with that. Humans are incredible curious and social creatures and we learn a lot from looking at one another ~ I'm okay with the fact that my friends and I discuss it, especially when certain humans go out of their way to put themselves on display. I mean, heck, magazines and the like are a bagillion dollar industry for a reason. If others choose not to look at other humans or discuss what one another wears or whatnot thats great! I definately do. I enjoy pinterest too. The difference between the OP and the person in the metallic hot pants and bikini top running in front of everyone is this ~ the woman eating in the food court probably had NO IDEA that her butt was sticking out. She probably would have been mortified. THe woman who was iNTENTIONALLY sticking her butt in all of our faces certainly knew she was doing it. Its hard to say that she wasn't asking for commentary, or at a minimum, notice, of her, uh, apparrel. To give it to her simply seems to be doing what she wants. In the other case it is giving someone attention for something that most empathetic humans could understand would probably mortify her.
That is (to me) a pretty clear and easy distinction to draw.
I notice people's clothes all the time. While we were in DC I kept thinking I wanted to stop women on the street to ask where they shopped, because I saw so many outfits I liked. In NY where people are edgier I see stuff I like and stuff I hate and stuff that makes me laugh my head off because it's SO deliberate and so silly.
I probably would not have said anything on the thread, but i would found the post to be in poor taste...to put it lightly.
Add me to the camp of people though who can't say they've never taken part in a photo sharing of an individual without their knowledge. My husband, not that long ago, took a picture of this woman with the most AMAZING permed mullet i had ever seen. It really was amazing because there was an impressive amount of height to the do.
I honestly can't even say 'she was asking for it'...i have no idea if she was or not, maybe she just likes her hair that way. But it was very noteworthy.
I don't know....maybe its not a shining moment to take pictures of other people in any circumstance if its to simply marvel at their fashion sense. I think i'd have a hard time justifying it...but sometimes, i don't know, just sometimes its one of those 'you have got to see this' moments and you do it anyway. Although thats the only time we've ever done t.
And i would never publicly shame someone on facebook! Thats pretty terrible.