Viral Photo: ‘Aren’t Born With Hatred & Prejudice’

August 31, 2018

A photo highlighting a uniquely Bermudian depiction of the old adage a ‘photo says a thousand words’ has gone viral, with the image, posted by Twitter user ‘Supply and Demand’, showing a little girl and a small Gombey waving at each other.

The photo, which earned hundreds of likes from the Bermuda Twitterverse in only 24 hours, is accompanied by the caption, “This pic says a thousand words. You aren’t born with hatred or prejudice, it’s bred.”

Supply and Demand Tweet Bermuda August 30 2018

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  1. Unity says:

    Please share morw stories of Unity in Bermuda.

  2. mjthompson says:


  3. Chris Nelson says:

    Same goes for Religion: Children are not born with religious hate and intolerance. That has to be taught. Shame!

    • Day says:

      Pure religion teachers kindness and love toward others, even to enemies. Even non-religious people teach hate and intolerance, just look up the “human zoos”.

      The problem is inside of the human heart, the answer is in Pure Religion.


      • Onion Breath says:

        “the answer is in Pure Religion.”

        Oh please…get’ll cure your ‘pure religion’ AKA, pure hatred.

  4. facts of the rock says:

    we all are brainwashed from birth by our parents.
    In later Adult life many are brainwashed further by corrupt political snakes.

  5. Cow Polly says:

    It takes a lot of courage to stand by your own morals and integrity against the masses and yet, children do it naturally.

    The minute I gave up religion I became the person I always wanted to be, non judgemental and kind to all (at least that is what I strive to be). Ironically, that is what Jesus taught yet the religious crowd just don’t get it.

    • Day says:

      Most people believe they are right in their own eyes.

      Here is what the Bible says about religion:

      “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.” James 1:27

      • Family Man says:

        This too, is what the Bible says about religion and tolerance:

        Deuteronomy 13:6-10
        “If your brother, the son of your mother, or your son or your daughter or the wife you embrace[a] or your friend who is as your own soul entices you secretly, saying, ‘Let us go and serve other gods,’ which neither you nor your fathers have known, 7 some of the gods of the peoples who are around you, whether near you or far off from you, from the one end of the earth to the other, 8 you shall not yield to him or listen to him, nor shall your eye pity him, nor shall you spare him, nor shall you conceal him. 9 But you shall kill him. Your hand shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterward the hand of all the people. 10 You shall stone him to death with stones, because he sought to draw you away from the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.”

        I guess ‘thou shalt not kill only works for members of the same church.’

      • Onion Breath says:

        Day…your bible is BS..if you are a good xtian, like you claim to be…then keep it to yourself. Your religion is personal, no one else needs to know.
        Got it?

      • LaVerne says:

        Day…your bible is BS..if you are a good xtian, like you claim to be…then keep it to yourself. Your religion is personal, no one else needs to know.
        Got it?

  6. Toodle-oo says:

    Why would such a neat photo have such a stupid caption ?
    I pose that the poster wanted to start something .
    In my experience ‘prejudice’ in most cases isn’t taught , but it is learned . If anyone out there is smart enough to understand that.

    • Cat says:

      Agreed. Few directly teach hatred and prejudice. We absorb it from our environment. Learning it without even being aware of it. Teaching it and not being aware that we’re teaching it. Modeling it with out knowing we’re modeling it. It’s so blatant and yet so subtle.
      Mind you, I don’t have a problem with the captioned photo. Love it!

    • 57 Special says:

      I agree, how would a child so young know the colour of the child in the gombey costume. To her it’s just a child gombey that she would like to say ‘hello’ to.
      The picture should have been captioned ‘Small minded assumptions’

  7. smh says:

    Bernews, and youtube where every single conversation has to be a race or religion bash. Some of you all need someone to love you.

    • Onion Juice says:

      Its part of our Global and Local History and present lives.
      Get over it already.

      • One Who Escaped says:

        Hatred and pegudice is part of our global and local history, so we should just get over it? What, and just and go with it? That has to be one of the most ignorant things I’ve ever read! No wonder Bermuda is so racially divided. It’s just stuffed full of ignorance, stupidity and entitlement.

  8. Upset voter says:

    hatred and prejudice isnt bred. It is taught

  9. PANGAEA says:

    All you need is to have your home broken into several times . The B.P.S. soft on crime lets them go. Then you will have a whole new out look on life.

  10. PANGAEA says:

    I f you can get away with not paying $5,000,000. hotel tax you can also get away with #$55,000,000. that money is not in Bermuda or may be it went to renovations and landscaping.

  11. Y-Gurl says:

    Not sure if it’s taught, no one ever “taught me” I do however believe it surrounds us and when we constantly hear and read polarizing statements from political figures and the like we seem to adopt the prejudice of those people and as humans will usually take the side of the demographic that we live, maybe if we can stop the hatred at the Government and leader level it will filter to others

    • So says:

      OBA was a polarizing political party too. They favored the privileged few. So where you get off talking trash about the PLP? You need Jesus!