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Racist origins of "gypsy"

The word "gypsy" is frequently used in pop culture — hiding its origins as a racial slur of a persecuted people. ⚠️ Warning: the following video includes images and audio some viewers may find upsetting or disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised.

11/05/2018 10:20 PM
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18 comments

  • Ken R.
    10/23/2019 03:12

    Lighten up Francis!

  • Nizar S.
    10/20/2019 18:19

    Wanderlust, whimsy, I don't think these words are enough strong because they can be describing a lot of "communities" worldwide.. The majority of people around the world use this word without a second thought so, being proud when called with this word would be a solution...

  • Ali A.
    10/20/2019 18:09

    Disney used this word multiple times in “Bells of Notre Dame” to describe Esmeralda. I didn’t even know what it meant till I watched this video. Thank you for letting me know.

  • Rebekka L.
    02/04/2019 22:15

    Also, the word Gypsy should start with a capital letter, just as you take care to capitalize Native American. Our name is a proper noun.

  • Rebecca J.
    12/31/2018 12:17

    Thank you. I did not know; now I do.

  • L.M. Q.
    11/14/2018 16:01

    Mindblown. Never knew any of this.

  • Jenneine L.
    11/14/2018 02:06

    Gypsy is the new "N" word.

  • Shyam S.
    11/11/2018 03:18

    Really! Now the word gypsy is also racist!? I guess soon the word "Human" will be consider racist as well.

  • Mobeen A.
    11/08/2018 10:24

    Whatever

  • Nicole G.
    11/08/2018 05:26

    and proud ♡

  • Otilio L.
    11/07/2018 22:00

    A lot of them are Crooked too

  • Kasey C.
    11/07/2018 05:18

    Gwendolyn Lacey

  • Ryan B.
    11/06/2018 14:28

    youre a racist mate

  • Muhammad S.
    11/06/2018 11:00

    Gypsy is not racial but cultural tag attached to a person for his living style - nomad who wander at their sweet will.

  • Sylvia V.
    11/06/2018 08:27

    Banbolero" , Gypsy Kings! A Spanish band...in Spain Gitanos are proud to be called for their names....

  • Cali R.
    11/06/2018 05:37

    I identify myself with the description she gave, but Im another nationality....So, should I change my FB name? 🤔

  • Michael W.
    11/06/2018 03:51

    LOL, then why does every Gypsy stand and say with pride "I am a Gypsy"? Can we stop catering to the whiny people. They might be the loudest but they shouldn't be listened to. Be proud of it or change your lifestyle and settle down, presto you are no longer a Gypsy.

  • Elisabeth N.
    11/05/2018 22:22

    This is just sad.