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Old 19th Jan 2020, 16:37
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Cultural appropriation or just completely naff?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-51166873

Sorry. Corn rows - real or wig - just look plain stupid on white people. As do dreadlocks. A bit like nose piercings look very elegant on Indian women, look cheap and trashy on white women. Nothing to do with racism - just a fact.
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Old 19th Jan 2020, 16:58
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Wow! No risk of blurring the line between opinion and fact in anything you had an opinion on of the hard, undisputed facts you stated there then!
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Old 19th Jan 2020, 17:38
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Originally Posted by BehindBlueEyes View Post
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Sorry. Corn rows - real or wig - just look plain stupid on white people. As do dreadlocks. A bit like nose piercings look very elegant on Indian women, look cheap and trashy on white women. Nothing to do with racism - just a fact.
I find nose piercings unappealing on anyone. I tend to think therefore that it's a matter of taste rather than race.

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Old 19th Jan 2020, 18:09
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Cheap fashion statements, just like most of the ridiculous runway attire that no one is going to wear.
An artificial market for artificial people...
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Old 19th Jan 2020, 19:40
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Yep completely naf, its just like everything that walks the catwalk-no body ever buys this rubbish.For a start no-one could afford it anyway.
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Old 19th Jan 2020, 20:15
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Can anyone explain why someone not of European origin who wears a suit is not guilty of cultural appropriation ? A genuine question.

On second thoughts, best not ask.
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Old 19th Jan 2020, 21:18
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Originally Posted by B Fraser View Post
Can anyone explain why someone not of European origin who wears a suit is not guilty of cultural appropriation ? A genuine question.

On second thoughts, best not ask.
I was thinking along those lines and wanted to offer a better example but then I realised it's p*ssing in the wind.
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Old 19th Jan 2020, 21:18
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Yes Mr Fraser, I have often thought that myself. Lap laps, zoob tubes and arse grass the right dress.
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Old 19th Jan 2020, 21:25
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The whole idea of cultural appropriation was conceived by those seeking to be offended. A few years past the wife and I attended an outdoor evening concert. As I was packing a Mexican blanket, my university attending daughter lectured me on how a white guy with a nexican blanket would be offensive to any Mexican folks attending.
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Old 19th Jan 2020, 21:26
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Originally Posted by B Fraser View Post
Can anyone explain why someone not of European origin who wears a suit is not guilty of cultural appropriation ? A genuine question.

On second thoughts, best not ask.
No let's ask; Chinese, Japanese, Middle East, African. Europeans really should be pointing out the 'Cultural Misappropriation ' of the Western business suit, or high hemlines (women's clothing) '.

TBH I find it total B0110cks. If only people could get upset about proper sh1t; FGM, religious intolerance, how to deal with global warming (and I don't mean pissing in a hurricane about CO2, that's for the connected dipsticks)
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Old 19th Jan 2020, 21:51
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FTFY: Japanese fashion brand Comme Des Garçons has been accused of cultural appropriation generating thousands of pounds worth of free publicity after white models took to its runway wearing cornrow wigs. Stoking a completely specious news article designed specifically for manufactured outrage specialists everywhere.
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Old 19th Jan 2020, 21:52
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Originally Posted by BehindBlueEyes View Post
A bit like nose piercings look very elegant on Indian women, look cheap and trashy on white women. Nothing to do with racism - just a fact.
Oh I’m not so sure...................



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Old 19th Jan 2020, 21:59
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Why does that nice-looking woman make herself look cheap and trashy by getting holes poked in her face?
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Old 19th Jan 2020, 23:36
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Originally Posted by West Coast View Post
The whole idea of cultural appropriation was conceived by those seeking to be offended.
Bingo! 99.9% of the cultural appropriation claims are pure bull. There was a story recently in Portland, Oregon. Young Caucasian woman had spent some time living in Mexico, where she loved the food and learned how to prepare it. After she returned to Portland, she opened up a Mexican restaurant, preparing authentic, quality Mexican food using the skills she'd learned while in Mexico. She was successful, until the perpetually offended decided it was cultural appropriation for a white woman to prepare and sell Mexican food, and protested her out of business . Sick, sick, sick people that did that. Doubly so since, while Mexican restaurants are plentiful in the Pacific NW, good, authentic Mexican fare is rare (most "Mexican" food sold in the US is really "TexMex" - not authentic Mexican food - but around here even good, authentic TexMex is hard to find). Where I grew up, close to half the population was of direct Mexican descent (most of the rest were of Italian descent - we had lots of really good Mexican and Italian restaurants to chose from), so I know authentic Mexican food, most of the stuff they sell around here doesn't qualify.
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Old 20th Jan 2020, 02:59
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Anyone else like me waiting for the appropriation from many native tribes of the bare chest by the fair sex.
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Old 20th Jan 2020, 07:45
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Cultural appropriation, like racism, like sexism, like......only flows in one direction. Seen from another perspective 'cultural appropriation' is a sincere form of flattery, is it not ? Someone thinks something is cool and wants to copy it.
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Old 20th Jan 2020, 11:56
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Does cultural appropriation mean that coloured people arent allowed to wear pin striped suits?
It should work both ways.
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Old 20th Jan 2020, 11:57
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Corn on the Knob springs to mind.
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Old 21st Jan 2020, 08:30
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Hair straightening?! When does style become appropriation?
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Old 21st Jan 2020, 08:36
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It's just fashion. The radeng definition of fashion:-


"A very successful method of parting fools from their money"
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