woke up today to white people being disgusting. they’re marketing important cultural items as fashion and refuse to listen to the MANY people commenting on how that’s offensive. they also went on to lost a bunch of other things white people appropriate that are also super offensive as if that makes what they’re doing okay. the two comments in the middle are just two of many, but as always white people refuse to listen and think that they’re being flattering, despite being told the otherwise.
in short, I learned that regalrose is a disgusting company and people shouldn’t shop there thx
I don’t see what the problem is and if I’m uninformed on this I apologize but why is it wrong for them to sell items that people want to buy? I understand there cultural icons but at the same time shouldn’t people be able to buy stuff to express themselves as they wish ?
Someone please correct me if I explain this incorrectly.
With doing this, white people are taking religious and sacred items and turning them into mere fashion statements. White people have already taken so much from POC and it’s like an additional slap in the face. Like in the case of Native headdresses, “My ancestors raped and murdered yours and took away your rights, but I am still going to use this sacred headdress because gosh, it just looks so pretty!”
It is usually done without any understanding or care about the cultural significance behind the item. It is basically just a shitty thing to do in general.
(Again, if I explained this incorrectly, someone please feel free to make corrections.)
I’m curious if the person writing this is a christian at all? Considering how Christianity appropriated nearly all of it’s major festivals and beliefs from the pagans who came before them. People this is culture, as people become more homogeneous they take from other cultures and change the meaning. It’s how humans work.
I’m not sure if you’re referring to me with your question but no I am not. I used to be when I was younger but have since stopped believing. But the issue with what you’re saying is that people, no matter how much we ‘evolve’ or whatever, we are not all treated equally. As a result of the hundreds of years of european colonialism, there is massive racism around the world. This leads poc who practice their cultures to be stereotyped, stigmatized, discriminated against, beaten up, even killed (Muslims in their headwraps, Indians in their saris and bindis, etc.), until the white mainstream decides that they look cool, and then suddenly these sacred things that people hold on to are being bastardized and made into fashion statements. If we were all treated equally and all types of discrimination were eradicated, then sharing other cultures and melding them together would be acceptable and would make a lot of sense. But since there are still massive amounts of discrimination, this just won’t work.
But isn’t saying someone can’t do or can’t enjoy something, because they are white, or just because they aren’t a certain other ethnicity, blatant racism? Cultural appropriation is not by definition a bad thing