To the people who complained about cultural appropriation towards kids who wanted to wear Moana Halloween costumes: Don't ruin holidays for kids!
@Good Guy Satan, same. My sister wanted to be Moana herself.. the parents screaming at me and the looks solidified my hate towards humanity.
@Good Guy Satan, my kid is half Hawaiian and wants to be “Brown” like his black friends (he’s 5). I told him he’s brown like Maui, so it’s the cool thing right now. I really don’t want to get into color identities right now, but shjt happens young
@Smo Queed, Times are weird right now. Imagine going back 10+ years and telling your kid they can't be Mulan because it might offend a grown up. Don't get me wrong, racism is wrong but have rarely ever seen a kid try to be racist during the holidays
@Good Guy Satan, my problem is this idea that fictional characters BELONG to cultures. This double standard is absolutely retarded, because if any of us told a black kid they can't dress up as Batman because Batman is white, they'd flip the fück out.
This idea that it's racism only when white people do anything 'not white' is ridiculous.
As an aside, 'cultural appropriation' is just as ridiculous. ALL cultures are made up of pieces of other cultures. If a Native American tried to tell me I can't use a canoe because it was invented by their culture and I'm white, I will look them in the eyes and tell them that they can't use a computer because it was invented by MY culture.
@Good Guy Satan, to the people who complain about cultural appropriation, don’t. That’s how cultures work and spread.
@Smo Queed, isn't that what pepper spray was made for?
Or, like, make your own and put it into those cheap travel size spray bottles so you can just dump it after.
@I Are Lebo, I just don't even understand why cultural appropriation is a bad thing "what's that? You love my culture and want to emulate it and be part of it because you think it's cool? FVCK YOU THAT'S MINE"
@Donald Drumpf, being offended is the highest possible life form. Everything is offensive!!
@Donald Drumpf, I think that's literally what their attitude boils down to. This idea that it's okay to be bigoted to certain kinds of people is the exact same thing in my eyes as the racists who think themselves superior.
The idea that I should share responsibility for acts done before I was born because of my skin colour is ridiculous. Name one right that I have that black people, women, or trans people don't have. Because most of the counter arguments seem to be about 'rubber banding' rights, where because majorities (white people, men, etc) had more rights in the past that these groups should have less rights now. And that will never fix the problems, only pass them back and forth through generations.
Honestly, it kind of surprises me that I haven't heard of these Tumblr feminists and SJWs going after the church. If there's any one group that can have the finger pointed at for creating a system that fosters discrimination, it's the Catholic Church.
@Good Guy Satan, To get out of character. As a Chinese male I don't care if your kid dresses up as Mulan or some other ethnic character. As long as you're not painting you kid yellow and having them squint their eyes. It's ok! I dressed up as Zorro when I was a kid and as I said I'm Chinese.
@big freedom, whats laughable is, for any of them to bitch moan and whine about cultural appropriation on line. . . They have to appropriate electricity (invented by white people) the internet (invented by white people) a computer of some form (hey guess what? White people) that relies on circuitry, transistors, soldering techniques etc (all from white cultures) that are then transferred through electronic and digital infrastructure that was, you guessed it, designed and built by white people.
Oh, and they often do so in a white language, using websites designed and developed by white people.
But no, none of *that* counts. Only when white people try to use something that "isn't theirs" is it racist and a problem.
@PB2, it all goes back to the notion that "what comes around goes around", and "because YOUR race used to push OUR race around, now it's okay for us to push you around".
I have to shake my head especially hard at the extreme end of this line of thought, the "all white people should become second class citizens" type of mentality. I mean, the last thing any sane person wants is a race war, and it's not going to happen, but if it did, black people would not win. At least, not in America, where they make up 12% of the population.
@Good Guy Satan, it looks like they are at a trunk or treat which is way more community based. So we can rest easy on this duo :)
@king of sharks, huh. You're right. I hadn't even noticed that.
@PB2, well it’s literally impossible to be racist unless you’re white (there was someone on this app who actually tried to argue that point to me)
@big freedom, I think I ran into him once too. I joked about how being Jewish, I laugh at people who try to use white guilt on me, and the guy said "ohhhhh, you think YOU'RE exempt?" I actually thought he was joking at first.
@I Are Lebo, I love it when I'm called a white supremacist online. Makes me want to start a Mexican chapter of the KKK.
@CriTiKa1, I don't see how these people don't see their own bigotry.
Have you watched Dear White People off of Netflix? I watched the whole season and I'm still not sure whether or not it was parody. It actually portrays black people much worse than white people. It's bizarre, and the trailers did not paint an accurate picture of what the show is about.
It's less about preaching to white people and more showing an in depth character study of the people who feel that way.
@I Are Lebo, I haven't watched it, but I have listened to a song called Dear White People by Rucka Rucka Ali. Definitely recommend.
I'm Hawaiian. I don't care if you dress up as moana or Maui. It's a movie. People dress up because the liked it. There's no hate involved in it. Haole people, go right on ahead. You don't need permission to do stuff like this.
@Hawaiianfreak, I seriously don’t get why dressing up as or doing anything related to another culture is seen as offensive. If anything it’s showing appreciation for the culture. So much so that they want to implement it into their life as well.
@Hawaiianfreak, I live on maui and most of the people I asked about this said they don’t care because they understand a kid just wants to dress up and Maui/Moana weren’t entirely Hawaiian anyway
Father of the year.
Super unique way around it
I really enjoy Moana like a lot, like to much
Hey vshark, michael here
Oh! So we're just whitewashing Halloween now?!?!