As a white person, I know I need to tread lightly to avoid blending in with the crowds who will take “really problematic in a shit ton of ways” as “RACIST AGAINST WHITE PEOPLE”, but man, I don’t even know where to begin with this. 1. I reeeally don’t want to put in my foot in my mouth when it comes to use of the word “basic”, so I’ll just focus on the context of this show and say that the term “basic woman” on its own looks and sounds really troublesome. The fact that the basic (yes, I know) meaning seems to be “inferior due to lack of popular style” makes it even more so. From the information presented in that panel, what in the world is wrong with Joanie besides the “Well, I guess I must suck” expression on her face? Personally, I love that dress. 2. As Camille put it so well above, probably the biggest problem with this is the implication that black women don’t suffer confidence or body issues or wouldn’t dare be seen in certain clothes. They may do so in lesser numbers than with white women- and heck, that may well be because of our white-centric media industry- white women see unrealistic images of themselves while black women rarely see themselves at all- but I’m pretty damn sure that there are women of all colors out there who are made to be overly critical about how they look, and implying that these issues are only present among certain race makes them feel more alone. 3. And to get to the brass tacks of it, everything I’m seeing reminds me of why I have such a love/hate relationship with Queer Eye. I watch it on Netflix because I love the guys in general, the humor, and the feel-good vibes at the end of each episode, but holy fuck, the judginess is almost unbearable sometimes. Making your wife do everything for you is one thing. Daring to wear *gasp* jeans and a t-shirt on an average day when you have nothing special going on is another- and not just from the Fab Five, either. Family and friends imply they’re personally offended. The way they just expect that everyone should, as a life rule, be wearing designer clothes and getting high-end manicures and haircuts every week demonstrates, if nothing else, a total ignorance as to what the average working class American can even afford. And I worry this show will be just the same way.