Tag: Cultural Appropriation

Twitter’s Jack Dorsey Doesn’t Know What #OnHere Means

Twitter chief executive officer Jack Dorsey testifies during a House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing about Twitter’s transparency and accountability, on Capitol Hill, September 5, 2018 in Washington, DC.Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) A funny thing happens when white people attempt to co-opt black slang while simultaneously misinterpreting what […]

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The World’s First Non-Korean K-Pop Group

Korean pop music—better known as K-pop—has grown into a $5 billion industry and its sounds, stars, fashion, and lifestyle have taken the world by storm. But while K-pop’s fanbase has diversified, most of its stars haven’t—so what happens when non-Koreans try to become K-pop idols? On this episode of MINORITY REPORTS, VICE sent Lee Adams […]

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‘We’re More Than Capable’: Pose Stars Push Back on Cis Actors Playing Trans Roles

MTV News Actors Mj Rodriguez and Indya Moore have recently become part of television history as part of the cast of producer Ryan Murphy’s latest offering, Pose. The series, which features both the largest-ever number of transgender actors as series regulars and recurring cast of LGBTQ actors for a scripted series, also broke new ground […]

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Black Model on Vogue’s IG Responds to Troll Who Complained About Too Many ‘Ghetto People’

Salem Mitchell attends the Wolk Morais Collection 7 Fashion Show on June 26, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. Photo: Emma McIntyre (Getty Images) Apparently, Vogue Magazine’s readers and followers are all white, so when they see black women being represented, they immediately wonder why “ghetto people” are being shown because it’s “not like vogue at […]

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‘Self-Made’ Mogul? Not So Much. Franchesca Ramsey Claps Back at Forbes’ Praise of Kylie Jenner

(L-R) Kylie Jenner attends the Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring/Summer 2019 show on June 21, 2018 in Paris, France; Comedian Franchesca Ramsey attends HBO’s ‘2 Dope Queens’ NYC slumber party premiere on January 31, 2018 in New York City.Photo: Pascal Le Segretain (Getty Images), Slaven Vlasic (Getty Images for HBO) Every so often, someone says exactly […]

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The Internet Is Mad at Zac Efron and His Dreadlocks

Zac Efron has dreadlocks, describing the new look in an Instagram post as “Just for fun.” However, the dreads have prompted criticism online, with accusations of cultural appropriation from various quarters on social media. Instagram user @carchimonique commented, “Cultural appropriation is taking or using things from a culture that is not your own, especially without showing that you […]

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See What Celebrities Wore on the MTV Movie and TV Awards Red Carpet

All of your favorite big- and small-screen stars were there. Zendaya in archival August Getty Atelier at the 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards. Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for MTV The 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards — hosted delightfully, we assume, by Tiffany Haddish — took place on Saturday evening. But no, don’t worry, […]

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