Why Swedish stereotypes are, like, totally false

One of the things I hate most are preconceived completely false stereotyping of countries.   It’s just unfair and unjust.  Here are a few stereotypes of the very diverse and multicultural Swedes, and why they are totally wrong.

1)  Everyone is blonde!

What's a swinger?

This is simply not true and so offensive.  I saw a brunette person only LAST YEAR, AND in public.

2) They love ABBA!

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Does your mother know that these sort of stereotypes are really offensive?  Basshunter and Swedish House Mafia sometimes get in the top 10 on a slow week, too…

3)  It snows all the time

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It was sunny once, in 1993.

4) All there is is forest!

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While Sweden does have a lot of trees, it’s just stereotyping to say that it’s ALL trees.   Stockholm actually has a whole road of H&Ms and IKEAs with only 2 trees in sight!

5) Vikings

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Come on, they haven’t been around for years.  No one wears viking hats anymore.  Except for nights out, general day-to-day life, at work and in bed.

6) All the houses are red and wooden

971246_153604081489831_1132810107_nPfft, what gave you that idea?!  There are some yellow houses too!  This picture could have been taken ANYWHERE.

Moral of this tale:  Stereotyping is wrong and offensive.   Swedish people aren’t all beautiful, blonde and tall.   Some are actually normal height.

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