In my experience, I believe the modern concept of cultural appropriation is flawed. Frankly, I believe that it has totally spun out of control.
Over the past 18 months, I’ve been inundated with 1,600 requests to perform in Miss Saigon. Yet still, as an Australian of Vietnamese descent, if you consider the industry whitewashed, I call it a tsunami.
Once again the issue of cultural appropriation has raised its head, but I contend for my generation there is a difference been appropriation and appreciation.
Westerners shouldn’t feel ashamed of practicing yoga in their own way, they should just be ok with Indians practicing it in theirs.
The Biebster trying to appropriate African American culture has been met with derision, and Yalei Wang wonders whether B-Style in Japan is any different?