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A mother was left rather red faced after a teacher called her to ask for an explanation after she dressed her daughter as a "basic white b*tch" for culture day at school.
Sharlie Darling, from Orlando, Florida, wasn't sure what to dress her daughter up as for the day, so, hilariously, she decided she would represent 'white culture' with a pair of Ugg boots, leggings and a scarf around her neck - oh, and a Starbucks cup, naturally.
Check out a video below:
The 33-year-old told Madeline, five, that she was going to school as her mum, but soon received a call from a worried teacher asking why the youngster wouldn't relinquish the coffee cup - even when they tried to 'confiscate' it.
Sales manager Sharlie claims the teacher didn't get the joke that 'white girls stereotypically like Starbucks' and dress like that, but added that once she explained it 'it went over really well with the younger teachers'.
While the mum-of-two admits she was being 'lazy' when she put together her daughter's costume, others praised her for not appropriating other cultures.
However, after sharing her stunt on TikTok last month, Sharlie says not all the 14million viewers saw the funny side.
Sharlie said: "I had a lot of people online criticising me. They were saying 'I can't believe you did that! What was she meant to tell the teacher?'
"I had told her to say she was dressed like mummy for the day.
"I wasn't going to go out and buy her a costume. What was I expected to do? Go out, buy a gown and call her the Queen of England? She's already dramatic, I don't need to put that on her too."
The prospect of dressing her daughter up for 'Culture Day' was something that initially left Sharlie at a loss for ideas.
Sharlie said: "My initial thought when I heard the school was doing a culture day was 'I'm not going to do this.' Then I thought 'What could I do?'
"My surname is Darling, so I thought I could do something related to Peter Pan? But aside from that, there aren't really any dominant historical cultures in my family, except for American culture.
"So I just figured I'd dress her up like me. And I happen to be a basic b*tch."
LOL. We like Sharlie already.
"That's the culture she's being raised in - coffee, leggings and Starbucks," she added.
"A lot of people think I'm the world's worst parent or a race hater. They thought I'd thrown away a beautiful opportunity to teach my child.
"But a larger group of people got behind the whole joke. They thought I was being respectful by not appropriating other cultures".
Reacting to the cute TikTok of her daughter, one user wrote: "The Uggs, the Starbucks, the messy bun, the scarf, the striped tee. You didn't miss."
Meanwhile, another commented: "As a teacher, she would have gotten an A for the day."
A fellow teacher also chipped in: "As a teacher, this would have disrupted my class because I'd have been gut laughing the entire day about it."
However, other commenters weren't as humoured by Sharlie's video.
One wrote: "I mean, for the past 50 years we've had 'melting pot' shoved down our throats. White people did have culture before other white people burned it up."
As another savagely penned: "That's why some people shouldn't be parents."
We're a fan of little Madeline's look, tbh, but it looks like the jury is still out...
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