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.”
—Frank McAveety quits over ‘attractive girl’ remark (BBC)
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.