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Cultural Misappropriation

Postby Ranking Glasses » Thu May 17, 2018 8:49 am

Netta who won the Eurovision Song Contest for Israel with her song "Toy" has been accused of cultural misappropriation for her Japanese attire. It's actually a huge misunderstanding because she was dressed as a Pokeman character to make the point that as a woman she's not a toy in the spirit of "Me Too" and "Time's Up".

Ignoring the peculiar chicken noises she was making, the fact that Israel (and Australia) are not in Europe, and that the UK's involvement in Eurovision should be included in the Brexit negotiations along with leaving the Customs Union, what's wrong with someone enjoying a culture other than their own?
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Re: Cultural Misappropriation

Postby kalcidis » Thu May 17, 2018 9:53 am

I'm shocked by what you're saying, RG. You watched ESC?! The epitome of cultural misapplication.
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Re: Cultural Misappropriation

Postby Ranking Glasses » Thu May 17, 2018 10:13 am

Oh no, I haven't watched it since Bucks Fizz won it.

Are you and others on this board culturally misappropriating my culture? Is it my culture given that I'm "Hinglish" as they say in JA? Is anyone really offended except for the liberal elite and the politically correct?
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Re: Cultural Misappropriation

Postby John Eden » Thu May 17, 2018 4:00 pm

Enjoying the music is fine, but if you're from the home counties and white it's probably best to avoid speaking in patois and wearing one of those tams with the fake dreadlocks they used to have on the cover of those Dubhead compilations.

It's about respect, basically.
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Re: Cultural Misappropriation

Postby Tune In 2 » Thu May 17, 2018 5:44 pm

John Eden wrote:Enjoying the music is fine, but if you're from the home counties and white it's probably best to avoid speaking in patois

It's about respect, basically.

Hmm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wM7iD5MWZU
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Re: Cultural Misappropriation

Postby Ranking Glasses » Thu May 17, 2018 8:51 pm

Everything gwaan be irie:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnBupO_Kjto

...and the only Cool Runnings I like is Bunny Wailer's.
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Re: Cultural Misappropriation

Postby drwatts53 » Thu May 17, 2018 10:57 pm

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Re: Cultural Misappropriation

Postby drwatts53 » Thu May 17, 2018 11:04 pm

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Re: Cultural Misappropriation

Postby drwatts53 » Fri May 18, 2018 10:10 am

On the other hand, perhaps the principle of "punching up" rather than punching down in jokes & satire applies here too. But what about the likes of Alborosie, Gentleman, Matisyahu and YT? Can't see a problem myself if they do it right.
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Re: Cultural Misappropriation

Postby Ranking Glasses » Fri May 18, 2018 10:36 am

Yeah, dem teef our continent, our history, our culture and our freedom and now dem come teef the one likkle ting we have left, our music. :)
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Re: Cultural Misappropriation

Postby drwatts53 » Fri May 18, 2018 11:04 am

And all the Jamaican cover versions of white British and American music?
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Re: Cultural Misappropriation

Postby Ranking Glasses » Fri May 18, 2018 11:23 am

Covers in reggae not in the original style of music.
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