I wonder what that word they censored right at the end is /s
Clearly it’s Fudging
Fuckwads like Ginzors are why we can’t have nice things…
Indeed. The whole concept of “cultural appropriation” is bullshit, *EVERY* fucking civilization has adopted things from other cultures and there is absolutely not a fucking thing wrong with it. It’s one thing to make fun of another culture, and a totally different thing to enjoy aspects of another culture.
My favourite example of someone complaining about cultural appropriation was an Indian person saying that non Indian people shouldn’t use the word “Namaste” as a greeting. She was upset that the yoga crowd had borrowed this word from India. Funny though she was doing this complaining in English, not Hindi.
That whole cultural appropriation crap is utterly insane, the whole world would be a duller and poorer place if we couldn’t share from other cultures
The thing that people should worry about is cultural misappropriation or exploitation. Eg, white people getting rich of another culture’s products, music, art etc without fair compensation or putting anything back, or taking an idea, pretending it is genuinely from the original source.
Case in point, the Outback Steakhouse, ripping off our great Aussie culture. The bastards.
Indeed. Leaving stuff like the above post aside, there was an article in Cracked a few months ago where they interviewed a native American person who spends a lot of time fighting this kind of thing, and it’s pretty damn depressing:
Sharing and intermingling cultures can be great; exploitation… not so much.
Well they did rip off their kimino look from the Song Dynasty in China.
dilfweed. That name
Never understood this mentality. If you a truly a racist, why would you dress up as an ‘inferior’ race? Why would you bother to adopt their culture into your own?
There is a huge difference between mocking a culture (you know, like mammy cartoons etc) and embracing a culture (ganguro etc)
I think the bottom line is if you respect the culture and do enough research into it before dressing up/taking part is perfectly fine.
Like there’s a difference between dressing up as a geisha and saying “me love you long time,” faking a really bad “Asian-ese” accent – and actually liking the kimono/tea/culture.
I think context is important to. I have done the fake Asian-ese accent and quoted Full Metal Jacket many times, but I never felt any hatred for Asians, nor did I do it to disrespect them.
I am deeply interested in Asian culture (have only visited China and Japan so far but hope to add Thailand and Korea some day), the history is amazing and am currently enthralled by a Chinese drama series: Legend of Chu and Han (King’s War).
(I have to admit I am far more interested in the Chinese culture and history than the other Asian countries/islands)
Felt good, man.