You know the movie “The Purge” that’s supposed to be coming? The one where you can commit crimes and not get penalized for it for 12 hours?
The premise of this movie scares the living crap out me:
In the year 2022, the United States is prospering with an …
If they do not address hate crimes in this movie…
I was at Hot Topic and saw this cool tshirt for some band or something called Bring Me the Horizon and idk what bring me the horizon is and don’t really care but the shirt is cute so i’ll wear it
This was an experiment. See how people started getting mad at me for “buying” a Bring Me The Horizon shirt, when I said I really knew nothing about them? How I said I bought it simply because I thought it was cute? Completely disregarding who the band was?
This is how people from other cultures feel when you purchase and wear garb from their culture with no knowledge of what that garb symbolizes and means. If you wear or use something for the wrong reasons, people get mad.
So I saw this comment: http://sunspotpony.tumblr.com/post/51246407292/youarenotdesi-fat-amy-for-president
Sunspotpony, let me explain to you a thing.
Cultural appropriation is often an extension of really horribly wrong ideas about a culture (a really common example being “geishas” and the oversexualization associated with that). Imagine people - strangers - who’ve seen that kind of cultural appropriation looking you as an hypersexualized person, treating you as an hypersexualized object, because you look like you belong to a culture that they see misrepresented all the time. It happens to me and many other POC. It is demeaning and awful to be reduced to a single race and the ridiculous and pervasive stereotypes associated with it. The vast majority of white people have no idea how this feels.
Cultural appropriation fuels racism and racial stereotypes. This is why I’m not going to a non-Japanese person wearing a low-cut robe and yellowface and claiming to be “geisha” more about Japanese culture, because THAT ISN’T JAPANESE CULTURE. Cultural appropriation is not simply taking a cultural item for your own, not simply being “unfamiliar” with it.
tl;dr: Nobody as the right to accuse victims of cultural appropriation of being “butthurt”, because that stuff is harmful and also you don’t know how it fucking feels.