ENRICHMENT FAIL: Cosmopolitan Mistakes Sikh for Muslim in Manchester Bombing Story

ENRICHMENT FAIL: Cosmopolitan Mistakes Sikh for Muslim in Manchester Bombing Story

I’ve been working on site security all day, so things might be a little slow since I’m scanning everything possible. But while I was doing that, a really funny story came across the wire. It seems like the editors of Cosmopolitan think all brown people are the same.


Needless to say, Sikhs are not happy about this particular turn of events.

It looks like they KNEW what they were doing, which makes it even worse.

Imagine if Infowars or Breitbart had mislabeled this badly. They would be called racist, the author would be doxed, and the left would be haughtily ranting about this all day. Speaking of the author, Tess Koman, she looks like a well read individual. How could this have happened?

Tess the Mess, indeed.

Ethan Ralph

Founder, Owner, & Editor-in-Chief of TheRalphRetort.com. Political fiend, gamer, & anti-bullshit.

  • GuitarAnthony


  • Celerity

    …The one time it actually isn’t a Muslim culturally enriching us.

  • They changed the headline twice but never posted a retraction. Current headline doesn’t mention muslims or sikhs at all.

    • StephaneDumas

      Yeah, I guess posting a retraction is too much for them. However someone had archived the original headline. http://archive.is/vQsd9

    • Silence Dogood

      They’re using the standard media tactic of “misreport and never mention the mistake” hoping that people will just ignorantly assume it’s a Muslim and generate pro-Muslim sentiment. Every time this shit happens the West should become increasingly HOSTILE toward Islam and Muslims because we are at WAR with Islam.

      • Maybe you’re right it was deliberate idk. I’d give them the benefit of the doubt if they at least apologized to sikhs and printed a retraction.

        • Silence Dogood

          They can’t print a retraction without taking the positive points away from Muslims (who they view as a homogeneous group because they’re all racist when it comes to brown people who can do no wrong). They’re banking on people ignorantly assuming that obvious Sikh is a Muslim and let’s be honest, Cosmo readers are probably stupid enough to make that mistake. There’s an ad campaign out right now to educate people about what Sikh’s are because they unfortunately get targeted as Muslims and no one seems to understand how much Islam hates Sikhs. The narrative is Muslims and Islam are good, Western Civilization is oppressive and bad and Sikhs are inconvenient because they do good things, but aren’t Muslim.

  • Mouth

    The Sikh religion is truly peaceful and based in equality. These people have also suffered terribly at the hands of Muslims and most certainly sympathize with others enduring the same treatment.

    • Silence Dogood

      To be fair anyone who is not a Muslim is commanded to suffer at the hands of Muslims. Says it right in the Koran. : /

  • Silence Dogood

    Black Pigeon Speaks called this sort of shit – Cosmo, like most of the Left media, was DESPERATELY looking for a way to vomit out the “#NotAllMuslims” and “#NothingToDoWithIslam”. This is a fucking problem. Islam is a fucking problem. Even “Western” Muslims stil abide by the vile commandments of the Koran and hold anti-secular beliefs. But sure, this suicide bomber did what he did COMPLETELY divorced from what the Koran commands, yep, nothing to do with Islam at all. /sigh

  • 97E

    There was no “mistake”, this was intentional.

    The guy even says SIKH in theasame tweet as the damned video!

  • ExiledV2

    *shrugs* Most people, frankly, don’t give a damn about the difference between Sikhs and Muslims. You’re either OK with browns or not, doesn’t matter what style of turban they wear.