people who complain about this “cultural appropriation” nonsense at coachella:
I am using the actual anthropological meaning, not just doing a cursory wikipedia search. Like I’ve said, I actually studied this at the graduate level. I’ve spent literally thousands of hours researching this topic. If you want actual, reliable academic sources, and not just wikipedia bullshit anyone can edit click here.
Cultural appropriation isn’t based on whether or not it’s offensive or worn intended to mock, it’s based on the harm to the people and tradition being appropriated. In this case Vanessa Hudgins is reinforcing and strengthening the racism, hate crimes and discrimination South Asian people face. She is literally harming people with her actions. As I have already proven to you, her intent doesn’t matter, it’s the effect of her actions that matter.
For fuck’s sake you’re 15 and you’re trying to lecture me on something I actually had to research and understand at the highest academic levels and you’re trying to use wikipedia to back up your ignorance? Your arrogance in your ignorance and stupidity is just baffling. How can you be so sure when you literally have no idea what you’re talking about??
youre calling me arrogant when meanwhile you think youre right about everything because you have a masters degree whoopdeedoo. doesnt mean youre smart
yes i used wikipedia as a backup. people can change wikipedia but major topics (like cultural appropriation) are constantly moderated by the company’s administration. i know that because i met someone who works for wikipedia in times square and he told me the truth about the company
and those resources are books, which are probably biased. im basing this on fact, not your opinionated idea of what cultural appropriation is.
and saying vanessa hudgens is encouraging hate crimes by wearing a bindi is literally the dumbest thing ive ever heard. thats like saying im promoting war by wearing combat boots.