So a couple of months ago I got a tattoo… my second tattoo in case you were wondering. The tattoo was a cute little moon with a face on it, who I decided to name Montgomery moon, or Monty for short. Of course when I got home I put a picture on my snapchat and insta etc., and within minutes I had been called basic by many people, including my ex-boyfriend… I was then confirmed as a basic bitch by my tattooed friend and told that the tattooist was definitely thinking I was a ‘classic white girl’.
I laughed it off like ‘ha whatever I’m a basic bitch’, but the more I thought about it and the more I was called ‘basic’ in every day life, the more I came to realise… what is wrong with being a little bit basic?!
Urban dictionary describes ‘basic bitch’ as the following: “Someone who is unflinchingly upholding of the status quo and stereotypes of their gender without even realizing it.” And tbh there’s not a lot wrong with that, is there? Let’s be honest, I like a good selfie for insta, I do watch love island religiously, a loooot of my outfits come from Topshop, and I will HAPPILY drink a glass (bottle) of Zinfandel on the odd occasion (all the time).
So I just want to question what is wrong with being a basic bitch?
Urban dictionary goes on: “She engages in typical, unoriginal behaviors, modes of dress, speech, and likes. She is tragically/laughably unaware of her utter lack of specialness and intrigue. She believers herself to be unique, fly, amazing, and a complete catch, when really she is boring, painfully normal, and par.”
All I’m seeing is a regular gal just being herself… I mean it’s not hurting anyone being painfully boring is it? And the more I think about it, the word ‘basic’ seems suspiciously like a word used to insult a person for being your bog standard person.
In my opinion, so called ‘basic bitches’ are the ones liking your selfies, telling you you look *insert fire emojis here*. They’ll remind you that men are trash when a horrible boy fucks you over; they’ll give you eyebrow advice, work advice, advice on pretty much everything… and possibly the most important- they will always be on hand to discuss Love Island.
So let’s stop bashing being ‘basic’ because not everyone can be edgy as fuck otherwise that would become mainstream and being edgy would be basic (it’s a viscous cycle).
So lesson of the day: if you’re happy being a basic bitch, be basic… but don’t be a bitch.
And last of all, please don’t take the piss out of my tattoo because that’s gonna be on my body for the rest of my life lmaooooo, OKAY
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