what the hell are slanties?

Okay, so get this. This stupid, trendy eyewear brand is called Slanties. Yes, you read that right. I thought at first that this had to be a joke, but from what I can tell, they're completely serious. Have ever seen anything more stupid? Now you can do the chink-eye without lifting a finger!

According to the Slanties website, the design is apparently based on "ancient Inuit eyewear." Why then, are they called "slanties"? There can be no other reason other to invoke a racial physical stereotype. Behold, an entire photo gallery of hipster racial mockery in the name of trendy fashion.

That's racist! Though, perhaps what is most offensive is that these damn things cost $75.00. I swear, if I see someone on the street wearing one of these, someone's precious seventy-five dollars is going down the drain. Literally. More on this over at Racialicious: Slanties Eyewear?

UPDATE: Jasmine points out that you could just buy these specs for the bargain price of $2.99 and achieve the same slanty effect.

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