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Tips on what to do when you say something problematic

(and are called out)

1. Apologize.

2. Delete/edit the post to fix the error.

3. Learn from it.

That’s it.

Tips on what not to do:

1. Fight back with the person.

2. Justify your behavior as “just a joke” and “not a big deal.”

3. Tell people they’re overreacting.

Getting called out doesn’t mean you’re a horrible person. But it does mean you said something disrespectful and not really okay. Own up to it. Grow from it.

P.S. We all say problematic things at some point. We all aren’t born being respectful perfect snowflakes. That’s why it’s so important to realize when we say something disrespectful/rude/sexist/problematic and learn from it.

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