appropriation

Bon Appetit just put out a viral new video, highlighting the work of a chef-owner...and, in the process, nearly wrecking his career. The chef is Tyler Akin--a bro with a five o'clock shadow and a telegenic soft-spoken demeanor who looks like he could totally hang out with you at a frat house kegger but totally object to the use of rohypnol.
Appropriation of every type of visual art, music, dance... even cultural attributes has been taking place since the dawn of time.
When you listen and watch "Formation," just know that Beyoncé is making bank off of a variation of blackness that she isn't currently living in or experiencing. I guess that's the price we pay for black excellence when it comes at the cost of our own exploitation. I'm already prepared to apply more Bey-Hive repellent this time around.
Arguments are simmering in America that when Westerners practice yoga and meditation they are engaged in a neo-colonialist appropriation of an ancient heritage. Proponents of this argument will tell you that the statue of the Buddha or Shiva on your mantelpiece constitutes the imperialist theft of another culture's sacred imagery.
More questions for white people, brought to you by white people.
From blue-eyed soul to straight-up theft, Black music has long been imitated and acculturated by Whites. we take a look at the difference between flattery and misappropriation.
"We white people can just unsee the violence that is done in our name. We don't have to look."
Among the more pressing and frequently heard concerns around why Dolezal disguised her ethnicity is that she decided to “pass
The story around NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal set the Internet ablaze Thursday night when it was revealed that Dolezal, who
A critic at ArtNet laid into Prince after the Gagosian show too, writing that it had "thin offerings for anyone who is in
Halloween: the season of candy corn, pumpkins and culturally-insensitive costumes. Over the last few years, images of these costumes have spread through social media, sparking heated debates about cultural appropriation and how seemingly innocuous "fashion statements" can indeed hurt.
Would Leto have won, or even been nominated, had the character, created for the film and not based on a real person, been written as a man? It's impossible to know for sure, but the cries of bravery, likely wouldn't be here.