"Cultural Appropriation" - new PC furore.

Dame_Enda

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An American woman's decision to wear a Chinese dress has spurred accusations of "cultural-appropriation" on twitter. One tweet telling her "My culture is not your ... prom dress" got 180,000 likes.

Meanwhile actual Chinese people on Weibo (China's equivalent of Facebook) seem just fine with it.

Chinese dress at US prom wins support in China after internet backlash | South China Morning Post

.....Keziah Daum, an 18-year-old from Utah in the United States, who has no Chinese roots, was accused of “cultural appropriation” after posting photographs on Twitter that featured her in a traditional Chinese qipao, or cheongsam.

The dress symbolised a silent protest to promote gender equality after the fall of the dynasties and the beginning of the republican period in the early 1900s, and was worn during the 1919 reformist May Fourth Movement..One Twitter user, Jeremy Lam, had written: “My culture is not your ... prom dress.” The tweet generated more than 40,000 retweets, nearly 180,000 likes and thousands of comments on the social media platform...“This isn’t OK. I wouldn’t wear traditional Korean, Japanese or any other traditional dress and I’m Asian,” another user wrote. “There’s a lot of history behind these clothes. Sad.”.......But those commenting in mainland China were less opposed to Daum’s dress.

“Very elegant and beautiful! Really don’t understand the people who are against her, they are wrong!” one person commented on an article by Wenxue City News. “I suggest the Chinese government, state television or fashion company invite her to China to display her cheongsam!”....
So is it okay to imitate other cultures through clothing, language or food? Or should we regard it as offensive cultural theft? Who decides whether its okay or not - leftwing academics pushing Identity Politics and opposing assimilation - or members of the original culture being imitated?

Speaking personally I have no problem with what she did. But the Hard Left in the US do.
 


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It's cultural marxism gone mad.
 

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I’m not small, and I’ve a very defined stocky bald head, and sallowish skin.

My missus always says that I look like an Eastern European pimp or drug dealer, when I wear my favourite 20 year old leather jacket.

Is that unconscious cultural appropriation on my part?

Or, a coincidence, perhaps.

And, come to think of it, is my good lady a national socialist card-carrying nazi?
 

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Some nobody says something on twitter about another nobody. Suddenly both are newsworthy individuals and have opinions worth paying attention to for no discernible reason.
 

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Agreed. Utter nonsense that western people cannot wear other cultures' clothing.

I bet the Chinese bloke who first started the furore wears western clothes like t-shirts, ties and business suits (and so forth). So he should stop doing that from now on and wear traditional chinese stuff. And if he isn't in the ruling classes he should be wearing peasant clothes.
 

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Some nobody says something on twitter about another nobody. Suddenly both are newsworthy individuals and have opinions worth paying attention to for no discernible reason.
Apparently so.

Kanye West has over 28 million followers on twitter.

Say no more.
 

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It doesn't surprise me at all that actual Chinese people don't care about this. The woman is doing absolutely nothing wrong at all. I find it absolute madness that cultural appropriation is said to be some kind of sin in AMERICA. Come on, it's America! Can't have cultural appropriation.. what do you think you think you live in, some kind of melting pot??

Of course the Chinese people don't give a sh1t. Like when the Washington Redskins name controversy came along, polls showed that Native Americans by the vast majority didn't care about the name. Same can be said now for the character of Apu in the Simpsons over that dumb documentary on Netflix. Simpsons literally poked fun at everyone in the world, most of all dumbass white Americans, and until now nobody cared. Now all of a sudden Apu is the face of pure Evil, and again, I'd be willing to bet that the vast majority of actual Indians, don't give a sh!t. I'm delighted that Matt Groening just dismissed the documentary and the offense. He's dead right.

I remember a while back some Irish American groups were getting pissy over stereotypes of the Irish around St Patricks Day etc. Again, another case where ACTUAL IRISH PEOPLE don't give a SH1T whereas Americans who claim to speak for Irish people and Irish culture kick up a fuss.
 

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Some nobody says something on twitter about another nobody. Suddenly both are newsworthy individuals and have opinions worth paying attention to for no discernible reason.
And then there's this...



And this...



And this...



All three more newsworthy.
 

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I wonder if the Scots should be outraged at this cultural appropriation?

[video=youtube;hB9INhDRo84]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hB9INhDRo84[/video]
The Scots didn't wear kilts either.
 

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And then there's this...



And this...



And this...



All three more newsworthy.
Oh my god, there is nothing funny about appropriating Xenomorph culture!

To this day, the Xenomorph was the only thing in a film to terrify me into nightmares. Even now I still hate that b!tch at some level when I see Alien. She traumatized me lol.
 

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I just spent the last half an hour appropriating Dutch culture and I am now flying off my face.
 
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Oh my god, there is nothing funny about appropriating Xenomorph culture!

To this day, the Xenomorph was the only thing in a film to terrify me into nightmares. Even now I still hate that b!tch at some level when I see Alien. She traumatized me lol.
I'll bet you still have a thing for Ellen Ripley, too. ;)
 

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The kilt and bagpipe combo was invented for the Scots and has a strong cultural resonance for them...
It was the result of the deliberate extinction of Gaelic Scottish culture and an English fabricated sop. They need to learn their real history.
 

JamieD

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I'll bet you still have a thing for Ellen Ripley, too. ;)
As long as she can save me from the Xenomorph. Nah, in reality my movie girl crush was Winona Ryder. I was certainly not alone in that :p
 


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