People in Vancouver are going wild over this offensive map of their city.
Zerebeski's map designates some parts of West Vancouver as the land of vegans and yoga cults. South Vancouver is home to saris, turbans, and "terrorists, probably." Richmond is simply Asia, where "blind Chinese drivers" are found.
Surrey, home to a large Indo-Canadian population, is designated "Browntown" and "Gangland" on the map. The Port Coquitlam area, where notorious serial killer Robert Pickton's pig farm was located, is labelled "bikers & cut-up dead chicks."
And yet, most people seem to love the map.
Although not everyone is amused.
Zerebeski says she loves Vancouver, but that she made the map at a time when she was feeling "very down on the city."
Zerebeski doesn't deny that the map is insulting. "The idea behind the judgmental map is that everyone is offended. And when everyone's offended, it's fair, I suppose."
Zerebeski addressed the controversy over her map on her website. She said her aim was to give voice to a silent conversation about race and class in Vancouver. "Having said that, of course I will make a poster," she wrote.
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