> Let me try and make some sort of sense out of all
> Turkey relies on Tourism.. Travelers from all over
> the world visit Turkey every year.
> In the 30 years I have been traveling to Turkey I
> have not come across blatent hostility with
> foreign tourists.
> I am not fluent in Turkish but can pick out most
> of the 'vulgar' terms and words being spoken.
> But.. The Turks young and old seem to be obsessed
> with big willies and (taking it up the batty.) as
> the OP posted.
> Any one who has travelled to Turkey or Greece
> would of seen the statues in the Museums there.
> Talking about these things are a bit 'Rude' Like
> small children here say ' Bum ' and giggle..
> I do not think that the guys at Mems are being
> intentionally Homophobic.
> I have spoken to 100's of young Turkish waiters
> many of which will be appauled at people using
> offensive language in their bars.
> The reference to the Abreviated Pakistani word was
> not about the Race but what they were supposedly
> selling .
> I do not think The staff at Mems were being
> intentionally Racist.
> The Pills.. Turkey is awash with 'V iagra' I'm
> not too sure if it is available over the Pharmacy
> But there is 'Mock' V iagra everywhere.. In every
> shop... market...
> I think this whole thread needs to be re-assessed
> and conclusions not jumped too.
I don't know what tourism in Turkey and the lack of hostility to tourists has to do with anything. We are talking about a barbers in East Dulwich.
I don't know how you can possibly know whether they intended to be intentionally homophobic or not!
Quite regardless of whether what you say about Turkey is generally true (and I've been to Turkey and didn't come across anything like that) if people are running a business in this country which involves face-to-face contact with customers, then they should be sensitive to how what they say is likely to be received.
The statues in the museums are quite irrelevant. You find the same in Greece. Yes they sell replicas as a bit of fun for the tourists with smutty minds and a childish sense of humour, but that is a completely different issue. How you can possibly say that because of that, "Turks seem to be obsessed with big willies" is absolutely beyond me.
And quite apart from the homophobic issues, you say "The reference to the Abbreviated Pakistani word was not about the race but what they were supposedly selling."
Surely you must realise that talking about "Pakis in the street" is just not acceptable.
Several people on this thread have said that they felt uncomfortable in that barbers. Are you suggesting that they should not have done?
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