It's a sad fact that cultural appropriation is everywhere in our society today. From everyday people on the streets copying the clothing of other cultures with no understanding of their true meaning (such as the white male chauvinist racist pigs who wear native American headdresses) to musicians stealing the styles, genres and techniques developed by minority groups (such as Paris Hilton making a mockery of the traditional European genre EDM), this disgusting form of racism has pervaded every aspect of our corrupt western culture so neatly that it's sometimes hard to even realise when it's happening!
In case you blinked and missed these disgusting microaggressions towards POC's (that's People Of Colour for those uncultured Facebook users among you), we've set up this list so that you can stop protesting the legalised murdering of homosexuals in Nigeria and direct your rage towards the people who really deserve it - celebrities! Check below for the six most shocking cultural appropriations ever in the history of our world, but be warned - this material may be triggering to some.
6. Lady Gaga's Sinful 'Alejandro'
The first entry on our shocking list is a three in one song and video combo. 'Alejandro', released in 2009 by Lady Gaga (or Lady Racist as we like to call her) immediately appropriates several cultures in the lyrics alone. "You know that I love you boy/Hot like Mexico, rejoice," Gaga says, perpetuating the stereotype of all Mexicans as attractive. Disgusting! The worst part of this is that she is not only stereotypes our Hispanic allies in Trump-like fashion, but she does so through an attempt at rap music, the traditional music of the African American diaspora born out of tribal influences and the pain and suffering of slavery. Yes, you heard right - yet another privileged cis straight white woman is appropriating from the black community in an attempt to look "cool". Gross! To top it all off, the music video even appropriates the clothing of other cultures. While it's okay that Gaga as a white person is making clearly mocking nuns clothing and the symbols of the privileged religion Christianity, the appropriation of Nazism, a strong culture with its own values and traditions, is frankly horrible. We can't wait to see the downfall of Lady GrossGross!
5. Emma Watson Wears Jeans
Because her name is often mentioned in the same sentence as the UN, you might have been fooled into thinking that Harry Potter star Emma Watson was a good person. But if anything, the UN should really be placing a ban on Emma Watson and all her other magical friends! Not only does she flaunt her magic-wielding abilities in everyone's faces, but she's also contributing to one of the worst cultural appropriation trends in recent history by wearing jeans again and again and again! As everyone knows, Watson is an English actress who now lives in America - but as is common knowledge, jeans are not an English creation, meaning Watson has no right to appropriate them. Those intelligent enough to actually research culture know that jeans were created in Genoa, Italy, which is where their name comes from! By the seventeenth century, jeans were basically the public uniform of the people all over northern Italy. Emma Watson, who judging by her nose has no Italian heritage, clearly has no right to wear jeans and profit off the hard work of many hard working designers. Next we'll see her eating pizza!
4. Beyoncé Stars in Carmen: A Hip Hopera
While we all know it's absolutely impossible for black people to be racist against white people, and that to criticise Beyoncé even in a minor way is to criticise the entire feminist movement, we have new proof that Beyoncé is racist that will likely shock you! The reason for this? Beyoncé isn't actually black! Just look in the above commercial for her feature film debut, Carmen: A Hip Hopera, which was made in 2001 when Beyoncé was still starting out in her career and which her team has tried to hide the existence of! You'll see a huge difference between the true Bey in this video and the Queen B we all know today. In the commercial, you'll see that Beyoncé has natural blonde hair and speaks perfect American - even though now she has black hair and speaks only in African American Vernacular and French. Shockingly, Beyoncé is actually a white woman who is trying her best to pass as African American! She dyed her hair black in order to fit in with the true Queens of Colored People, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. Poor Kelly and Michelle!
3. Katy Perry Tries Transracialism
Katy Perry's appropriation is so innocuous that we didn't even realize how disgustingly racist she was for years. Our first tip off should have come from the fact that this rich white Christian lady chooses to dye her naturally brown hair black to mimic African American people, and that she changed her last name from 'Hudson' to 'Perry' to copy the amazing African American film auteur Tyler Perry! But we didn't put the dots together until Perry appeared in this clip for 'Part of Me', which is an exercise in pro-American propaganda and the suppression of people of colour. As you can see, Perry is clearly using the camoflauge look in this video, which to her may be a fashion trend but which to it's traditional users was a sign of resistance! Camoflauge was started by the French military in 1915 as they fought the evils of America: and as all French people are black, Perry is clearly copying their style for her own materialistic benefits. I, personally, am disgusted, and I have no idea why Perry hasn't been sent to prison yet.
2. Angelina Jolie Is the Spokeswoman for White Privilege
Just the sight of privileged scum like Angelina Jolie looking so scornfully on poor disabled Syrian refugees makes me absolutely sick. I'm sure I don't have to point out the ridiculous hypocrisy in Jolie appropriating the traditional Syrian headscarf for her own fashion choice - culture is not an outfit, people! But the worst part is the rumours we heard of Jolie blatantly stealing culture while in Syria by actually attempting to speak Syrianese. I'm horrified. The idea that a privileged white woman would swoop into another persons country and actually try to communicate with them using a language that they created sickens me. I bet she didn't even give credit to the original creators of the language, the Syrianese people! The cherry on top is that even Jolie's first name is racist - Angelina is actually a Greek name! Rise up, Greek brothers and sisters, and let's take back what's ours! Let's ban Jolie from America and show her what it's like to really be a refugee!
1. Iggy Azalea's 'Fancy' Music Video
Iggy Azalea is a rapper well-known for her hits like 'Fancy', 'Black Widow' and 'Flexin' & Finessin' (Feat. Juicy J)', but there's a dark side to every blonde Australian who spells her name out letter by letter. While Azeala's rapping skills cannot be matched even by blacks like Tupac, her videos are a different matter. Take the above clip for 'Fancy', in which Iggy struts around a high school setting wearing a series of provocative outfits. Sounds innocent enough, right?
Wrong! Open your eyes, sheeple. Azalea has confirmed that 'Fancy' is a tribute to the 1995 teen drama film Clueless, which in itself is an adaptation of Jane Austen's novel Emma. The problem here is that Jane Austen is from England, a country historically discriminated against by both Australian and American people! Azalea is clearly appropriating her story from the downcast British and silencing the voices of her paler, tea-drinking brothers and sisters. The fact that British star Charli XCX is willing to collaborate on this song and has clearly internalized racism against her own country makes the entire situation even more saddening.
What is the worst cultural appropriation you have seen lately? Do the people on this list deserve to rot in hell like we believe, or is it enough to simply strip them of their entire careers and livelihoods and send them back to where they came from? Let us know in the comments section down below!
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