5SOS Gets Called Out For Their Racism, Which Means They’ve Finally Made It To The Big Time

5 Seconds of Summer DancingYou guys, the time has come where 5 Seconds Of Summer, otherwise known simply as 5SOShas been accused of being racist little shits. This is good news, because this means that they’ve finally hit it big! They’ve found their California gold! Whichever other idioms you’d like to insert here to mean that people are finally caring about them will work, too! Before this, most people and Kendall Jenner just knew them as “Oh, That Isn’t One Direction?” Some ultra-informed people also knew that they’re the singers of this summer’s guiltiest of guilty pleasure songs, “She Looks So Perfect“. But now, the world can collectively refer to them as the boys who wore racist Mexican costumes to their racist Mexican-themed fan signing.

The boys —it hurts my heart to transfer this nickname from the boys of 1D to a group of actually currently relevant boys— performed at The Forum in LA this past weekend, where they also held a meet-and-greet with fans (Seconders? Summer Vacationers? 5SOSonators???). And things took a sharp turn for the racist really quickly.

5SOS Luke Hemmings Mexican Signing Tweet

Ashton Irwin 5SOS Mexican Signing Tweet

I didn’t even have to scour the internet for grainy photos of this event taken secretly, because they are very proud of their offensive costumes and one of the members posted this himself. And I know that Katy Perry is super pissed that overt racism is, like, still upsetting people. But it totally is!

5SOS Fan Tweet

So, now, we can add Official Celebrities 5SOS to the roster of people who don’t care (or possibly don’t know) that they are offending millions of people with their stupid costumes. As Lukey here would say, it’s a good day.

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    • Alana Vincenza

      I have no idea who these guys are…does that mean I’m old? I think it means I’m old.

      • Olivia Wilson

        Yes, but now you know that they like to have a little racist fun!

      • ukele

        they weren’t being racist. people are just so uptight ugh.

      • M_G

        They may not have been being INTENTIONALLY racist, but….

      • Cranyon

        Cultural appropriation is a construct of racism. Kiss their ass without coming across as incredibly ignorant yourself, please.

      • capoupascap

        Lol I was the exact opposite. I know who these people are so I’m not old! My bday is in about a month so I’m kind of stressed about aging right now….

    • jess

      I think to be fair they don’t realise Mexican themed parties are really offensive in the US. In Australia we don’t have many Mexicans – but I would imagine the outrage would be similar if they chose a different but more common ethnicity like Chinese or southeast Asian Indians.

      This is going to sound terribly uneducated – but a Mexican themed party would probably be akin to a roaring 20s party in Australia. No one really gets offended.

    • you basic

      Like to point out that they are teenage boys who where joking around considering most nearly one of their fans know they are joking and messing around.

      • M_G

        1) “…considering most nearly one of their fans know they are joking and messing around” Is this suppose to make sense? Please clarify.

        2) “Being teenagers” and “joking around” is all well and good, and I don’t think they were being mean or insulting. But they made a misstep and people got offended. It happens, and they can easily move on (hopefully with an apology). But that doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.

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    • rainlily

      Just pointing out that it would not be referred to as racism as Hispanic is not a race.

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    • Maeby

      It wasn’t done intentionally, they’re Australian and didn’t know about how much racism is a big issue in America. You can’t just call them out for being racist when they were just trying to have some fun with the fans. Ignorant would be a far wiser word choice in this case.

    • Iyanna Pinkiepie Pugh

      I don’t think that they were being racist, so much as they were having a Mexican themed signing.