"Notice the people who are happy for your happiness, and sad for your sadness. They’re the ones who deserve special places in your heart."
a lot of ppl seem confused on what cultural appropriation is so lemme break it down
IT IS NOT: enjoying food from another culture, enjoying music from another culture, learning about another culture, or learning another language
IT IS: using another culture as a costume, wearing religious articles as accessories when you are not a follower of that religion, using a race as a mascot, disrespecting religious or cultural practices.
it’s not racist and i don’t see it as cultural appropriation. she’s always been into this culture and it’s a part of her upbringing. and i will stand by the opinion that bindi is just a jewellery
also she never wore a ‘head-dress’, i think you mean that one time in coachella where she had a scarf on her face because there was a sand storm
i think Vanessa is doing nothing wrong because she’s not doing anything to offend people. it’s how she is and always have been.
This is not okay. As a fan, you need to address what your idol is doing w. honesty and level headedness.
What she did WAS cultural appropriation. It was and is not okay. Taking a piece of a culture that you are not a apart of and benefiting from it (especially being white) is even further oppressing.
Again, it is not okay.