He was heard to say: “There’s a very attractive girl in the second row, dark… and dusky. We’ll maybe put a wee word out for her.”
Mr McAveety went on: “She’s very attractive looking, nice, very nice, very slim,” before adding: “The heat’s getting to me.”
The MSP also said: “She looks kinda… she’s got that Filipino look.
“You know… the kind you’d see in a Gauguin painting. There’s a wee bit of culture.”
I’m confused about the racket that this quip generated. So is it wrong to admire “that Filipino look” now? Is it a slap in the face of Glutathione beauties/manufacturers/endorsers? Is there anyone married/in a relationship, man or woman, who has never found another human being other than their spouses/partners attractive? Is that so wrong now?
A cursory search on Google Images for Paul Gaugin paintings showed the following in the results:
Dusky ain’t so bad.