Is Christianity Cultural Appropriation?

He even has a mullet. does that sell you that Jesus -a figure with Semitic ancestry was appropriated?

Cultural appropriation comes up in the news every now and again, and seems to provoke strongly worded opinions.  Miley Cyrus doesn't appear to get it even after having had it patiently explained to her many times by people, who actually experience it.  A blog post I did 2 year sago about Katy Perry's Geisha performance of "Unconditionally" earned more than a few angry comments by people, who don't seem to get what cultural appropriation is. So how about another example to illustrate the point? T … [Read more...]

Asian Cultural Sensitivity 101: Why is Katy Perry’s “Geisha” performance considered racist?

I know no one asked me to weigh in on this, but what the heck. I am the resident East Eurasian here. Seriously though my social media is awash in East Asian outrage and also cultural insensitivity over Perry's performance yesterday at the AMAs dressed in modified,sexy geisha apparel.There are a number of comments on the story that ask why is this performance racist and/or offensive?Like these:Oh I see, she shouldn't sexualize geishas who were "Just entertainers"? Wrong. Geishas … [Read more...]