Speaks for itself. Espeon looks super creepy.
glorifying england should be a crime punishable by being forced to live with a group of chavs for a year
Demonising working class British people by hurling classist and racist slurs at them should be a crime punishable by having ur shitty blog deleted
I actually have a lot of feelings about this, because I am - to all intents and purposes - a chav. I grew up in a single-parent family on benefits. My house was always cold, we never had enough to eat, we missed a lot of school. I’ve spoken before about what the UK looked like when I was growing up, but the on a personal level, it was painful and scary, never knowing when your next meal was coming or whether my mother would get paid enough to buy electric as well as food. One of my earliest memories is the yellow paint flaking off of the rusting bunk beds in the one room my whole family lived in for months in a Women’s Refuge.
I sound like a scene from Monty Python when I explain that when it snowed, we couldn’t afford heating AND busfare to school (due to serious bullying, we went to a school on the other side of town) and so we had to walk the two and a half miles to school… and back. And we had to go because free school meals would be the only way we got a hot meal that day. I would have been about eight.
I grew up in a home full of violence and uncertainty, I left home and school at fifteen to work as a cleaner, then a waitress, then a bartender. I did my A-level equivalency in 10 weeks, then I did my bachelors degree in two years, then started my masters degree.
So I’m not what you mean, right? Because I’m smart and educated and resourceful and hardworking and tragic? Because I didn’t ‘chose the lifestyle’ and I ‘got out’? Except I still get benefits. I still wear leggings as trousers. I still swear like a sailor and I like big fake nails and big fake hair. I still look exactly like what you think of when you say ‘chav’.
My mum still lives in a housing association house, in filth and in poverty. My little brother has never worked full-time.
And I am not ashamed of us.
Life dealt us the shittiest hand you could imagine, and you - middle-class OP - have profited from it. You have directly profited from the use of ‘chavs’ as free and underpaid labour. You have directly benefitted from the othering of working-class people every time you apply for a job or college course or bank loan. You are a person who contributes to the culture of bureaucratic violence that I grew up in and live in now, and it is you who should be ashamed, not me.