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Can someone tell me where this is from?
how the fuck are all these people able to just run into celebrities in restaurants and gas stations and shit i’m lucky if i find two matching socks in a load of laundry on the first try
GET OUT YOU LITTLE SHIT IM OFFICIALLY DONE
i like how some people on tumblr tell you nothing about their personal lives and remain a total enigma even after months of following them and then some other people on tumblr practically liveblog their farts
if you’re upset about the finale of your show this week, no matter which show it is, take comfort in the fact that anything that happened can’t possibly be as awful as Dan being Gossip Girl
i feel very inappropriate when i’m next to someone and i’m just thinking
Madonna should be include in this since she started that whole craze in the 1990s.
When I see posts like this I get really frustrated. I have no cultural roots, because I am a fucking american. I don’t have a colorful native land, I have consumerism. If I am to paint myself up to look beautiful it is suggested that I cake on makeup like a pin-up girl. I am not allowed to borrow from other cultures because I’m not part of them. On the flip side, if I discourage other cultures who want to copy my stupidfuckingamericanshit, I’m being disrespectful about the choices they’re making.
I just want to run around in a sari, paint my face like an african woman’s, do my hair up like a geisha, and pretend that I’m a beautiful woman from another culture. I mean them no disrespect. I just love their beauty so much that I want to emulate it.
How. Is. That. Wrong.
BECAUSE YOU DIMWIT IT IS RACIST AND YOU CAN APPRECIATE THE CULTURE WITHOUT BEING A FUCKING DUMBASS AND PAINT YOUR OWN FACE BECAUSE YOU WANT TO BE BLACK JESUS CHRIST
and every damn person in this world has consumerism, america isn’t a wasteland of just material shit smh you need to stop exotifying other cultures
you cant ~pretend~ to be another culture without making a caricature and stereotyped version of it. appreciate the culture all you want but when you want to do blackface which is literally the most racist shit ever in order to glorify women you need to stop
Tragicblessing, correct me if I’m wrong, but you’re white, right? Which means your cultural roots are in Europe. Just because you don’t have some “exotic” or “colorful” culture (which would be incorrect since there are all kinds of cultures and histories in Europe, but for some reason, a lot of culture appropriators think that), doesn’t mean you get to pilfer other people’s because you want to look cute. You mean no respect, but your statement pretty much proves you don’t mind being disrespectful. You just want everyone to be okay with it with so you can keep doing what you’re doing.
My culture is NOT interchangeable w/ other cultures from sub-Saharan Africa or East Asia. You want to appreciate Indian culture? Then fucking study some Hindi or Tamil, read South Asian novels, support Desi artists (such as ME!!!), writers, filmmakers, and learn all about South Asian cultures and histories. And do NOT, DO NOT PUT MY CULTURE IN THE SAME GROUP WITH MILLIONS OF OTHER CULTURES FROM AFRICA OR ASIA. How dare you think it’s OK to interchange and treat our cultures like it’s some fashion statement? Do you have any idea about the THOUSANDS of languages and cultures in India alone?
And no, you are NOT allowed to wear the saree, bindi, sindoor, tikka, or any other Indian clothes because you are NOT a part of my culture.
And guess what? I admire Mexican, Native American, Central American, Indigenous, and South American cultures yet I have NO DESIRE to copy their styles or wear their clothes. Because I know that’s DISRESPECTFUL.
Rather, I appreciate other cultures by SUPPORTING their people and their communities and their artistic works, and their social outreach projects.
P.S dipshit, many women of color all around the world plaster their faces with a lot of make-up and wear pin-up style fashion. Oh the horror.
I really don’t understand something. And I would really appreciate it if someone could explain it to me.
What really is the big issue if white girls wear the bindi?
I mean, as a brown girl, when I see people like Katy Perry (Who was married in India btw) picking up an important aspect of my culture it makes me feel good. Because that way we see that there is a slow acceptance of my beliefs and practices by people around the world. A slow understanding if you will.
I honestly don’t see what is the big deal. If you pick up something you like from another culture, I don’t see how that is being disrespectful. As long as you understand what it stands for and you are willing to wear it for the right reasons. That being said, I think the people in the second and fourth pictures have got it ALL wrong. A bindi is meant to be simple and understated. Not flashy and cartoonish.
So if you’re going to wear a bindi, do it respectfully. Otherwise don’t. Simple as that.