Calling people exotic is a colonialist backhanded way of saying someones attractive to you but you refuse to place them on a human level. So they can’t just be beautiful. They’re a beautiful nonwhite. They have to define your beauty by white standards.
And I used to think it was a compliment til I realized those peoples coments are always comin from loaded preconceptions that always involve me being subhuman in relation to whites.
I’ve had fellow socalled exotic people fetishize me. All it takes is believing I’m an other.