Tag : Cultural Appropriation

‘Isle of Dogs’ Toes the Line Between Cultural Appropriation and Cultural Appreciation

7 months ago / 0 comments

Wes Anderson’s newest stop-motion film, Isle of Dogs, opened at cinemas last month amid both praise and controversy, as it has been criticised by many for its presentation of Japanese society. Cultural insensitivity is an issue that continues to plague Hollywood, but is Isle of Dogs really a case of … Read More

Cultural Appreciation Or Cultural Appropriation?

10 months ago / 0 comments

Before coming to university, I hadn’t really given the concept of cultural appropriation much thought. Living in a small town, many people dressed in the same way. However, since moving to a large, diverse city I have been exposed to people from all over the world with conflicting opinions and ... Read More

Stop Appropriating Cultural Appropriation

12 months ago / 0 comments

The term ‘cultural appropriation’ is often met by many with a smirk or an eye-roll. The term has become almost synonymous with ‘political correctness gone mad’, and is now mostly eliciting responses of derision or anger, detracting from the fact that it is actually a serious issue. It’s now being … Read More

Union Condemned For Cultural Appropriation

1 year ago / 0 comments

Leeds University Union have been plunged into controversy regarding their Halloween event, which, despite being marketed as ‘The Living Dead Festival’, was populated by decorations emblazoned with the phrase ‘Day of The Dead’. This has provoked accusations of cultural appropriation from some members of the student body, who feel that the … Read More

Harajuku is dead – and Gwen Stefani should avoid the funeral

2 years ago / 0 comments

Bethany Donkin discusses the recent demise of Harajuku publication FRUiTS, and how cultural appropriation has contributed to its fall… This week marks the end of an era for Harajuku magazine FRUiTS. The magazine’s creator and photographer Schoichi Akoi claims that the print edition will be coming to an end as … Read More

Honey G: comedy act or cultural appropriation?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Honey G has become a national sensation. A contestant on the current series of X-Factor, she’s managed to make it into the top 5, beating out acts like Sam Lavery (once saved by the public lifeline vote) and Ryan Lawrie. If you knew nothing about Honey G, it’d be easy … Read More

The ever-present threat of cultural appropriation

2 years ago / 0 comments

It’s dreaded X Factor season again. Despite my determination not to involve myself in this strange cycle of churning out average pop stars who will either fall into anonymity or a sustain very short-lived career, here I am writing about The X Factor. The joke act that’s got everyone’s attention … Read More