I am an American Romani and it is hard enough trying
to explain what that means. The closest English word
for Romani is gypsy and because of hollywood and ridiculous ignorant propaganda such as this episode,
I can never explain what Roma is without being stereotyped and misunderstood. There should have
definitely been more research on the Roma people and
culture before letting such a derogatory episode be
aired to the public. It is ignorance like this that
contributes to anti-Roma sentiment. Atleast google
or wikepedia Romani culture when editing script. This
is almost as demeaning to my people and my culture than
the porrajmos (aka holocaust in the jewish community).
The false information about Romani culture in this episode give ignorant people justification for such
terrible acts such as the porrajmos and further add
to the struggle of the Roma people. Please look into
Romani culture and hopefully you will realize that it
is not anything like this episode makes it out to be.
Watching this episode totally ruined my day and has
made me believe that all episodes of criminal minds
will be filled with ignorant filth such as this. I was so terribly offended by this that I had to sign up
for an account just to voice my opinion and I never
waste time on this kind of stuff. This episode was
almost as disgusting as the porrajmos itself!!!