Tuesday, February 2, 2016
beyonce should not be wearing south asian bridal wear, jewelry, and henna if she isnt:— no more twerk in la (@TwerkForTwerk) January 29, 2016
1) south asian
2) marrying a south asian
When your favorite band is problematic as hell for orientalizing and exotifying your culture. :| Oh, @coldplay— Zawar Jafri (@zawarjafri) January 29, 2016
And some defending her.
"The director is Indian" Ok well Beyoncé is not soooo pic.twitter.com/hANZ8wFOM7— tay (@tcaxo_) January 29, 2016
Beyoncé has travelled around the world multiple times to learn cultures & experience other traditions. This is called cultural APPRECIATION.— Zayn News (@dannyyonce) January 29, 2016
Cultural appropriation, defined by Wikipedia as "the adoption or use of elements of one culture by members of a different culture," isn't really a new concept. It has been a hot-button topic of debate on Tumblr and Twitter ever since the online social justice movement took off a few years ago. Essentially, people get really heated about cultural appropriation because white people take aspects from disadvantaged cultures that have historically stigmatized them without trying to understand why said aspects condemned them.
Using Mehndi or Henna isn't wrong. People use it all the time and it's not just Indian, it's from all different countries.— ساويرا (@ArtisticJackson) January 29, 2016