The Importance Of Cultural Appropriation

950 WordsDec 13, 20174 Pages
“You can go about it as cultural appreciation or cultural appropriation” (Zendaya Coleman) cultural appropriation has been a very controversial topic throughout the years as many artists have started appreciating other or borrowing from other cultures. In fact, many people think it is wrong to steal the traditional appearances of other cultures, on the other hand, other people are more appreciative about the subject, therefore, making this out of control argument on the topic of cultural appreciation. Artists should be allowed to appropriate from other cultures. ”Three cheers for cultural appropriation” is being said that today there is no escape from charges of cultural appropriation. The many accusations of cultural appropriation are…show more content…
“You have to be very careful. Some things are really sacred and important to other cultures, so you have to be aware, politically, about those things before you just adopt them. I’m someone who feels uncomfortable with things unless I know [about them], I’m not going to try something unless I’ve taken the time and effort to learn about it. I just think with the Internet and the resources we have, you should do a little research.” This statement given to HuffingtonPost by Zendaya Coleman expresses exactly why I feel celebrities should be allowed to borrow from other cultures. I think it is wrong if people use the appearances from another culture without knowing anything about where it came from. If it is worn just for a fashion statement cultural appropriation is not allowed to me, but like Zendaya said gaining knowledge about the culture is appreciating the culture. This is why I think celebrities should implement an effort to show that they are not stealing a person’s cultural but borrowing from it to show their appreciation towards that culture. People from distinct ethnicities are protesting against cultural appropriation because they think that celebrities from another ethnicity are stealing their cultural acting as if it is trivial to them. These people are feeling disdainful towards the people who are flaunting their appearances around
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