I AM IN PHYSICAL PAIN
appropriation isn’t confined to a region, because appropriation is rooted in ignorance. One does not “get” to put on blackface and wear dreads because they “haven’t enslaved anyone.” In fact, the less they know about the culture they’re appropriating, the more attention they should pay to staying in their lane, right? Everyone needs to be dealing with “racial sensitivity stuff.” Do you think that in Korea and Japan blackface wouldn’t be as offensive to a POC? PREPOSTEROUS
this whole “they’d be flattered” shit is SOOO dangerous and the comment reeks of privilege. “If me, a mighty white man, stooped to the level of these cute foreign people and wore their cultural garments (however incorrectly or inappropriately), they will LOVE it because it is a FUCKING HONOR for me to acknowledge their existence at all.”
It’s like expecting a Chinese person to light up if you address them with a shitty “Ni Hao”
ok but for real
Sometimes I wish that I wasn’t so weird so that people could like me more.