Toronto, Canada - 8/01
harry styles has basically given up on covering his upper body and I am not complaining
HARRY WORE THE PENIS CROWN ME AND NADEEN hrrysponytail THREW AT HIM
okAY just to answer everyone’s questions! we were sitting in the section right beside the cat walk (A8) and we were in row 17. we got his attention by flashing the crown to him and then we threw it on stage, he picked it up, and put it around his thigh (kind of like a garter) he walked around with it for a little bit before taking it off and once he looked at it, he dropped it and then looked backed at us and yelled “ITS A PENIS”
itty bitty louis in a beanie with a marvel t-shirt because that’s my weakness.
i wanna do more of these i dont even care.
July 28th, 2014: Out and about in New York City
im gonna fuckin throw up
Okay, okay calm down, people.
While you are all losing your mind over ‘cultural appropriation” of an Indian dress, nobody actually consulted THE INDIANS.
In our country, if a foreigner wears an Indian saree, we actually appreciate it. It shows that the foreigner respects us enough to try our clothes. And the saree, mind you, is not a religious thing. Hindus can wear sarees, Muslims can wear sarees, Sikh’s can wear sarees, Jain’s can wear sarees and so on.
Like Americans have short dresses, compare that with sarees. Going to a party? Saree. Going to temple? Saree, and so on.
Some Indians wear it, some don’t. Some hate it and think its oppressing, some love embracing the unique style.
Point is, don’t hate on her for wearing this. Don’t hate on anyone for wearing sarees or any variations of sarees. We love to see others embracing our culture. Why do you think we open our gates to allow everyone to practice yoga and find spiritual meaning?
Culture is not meant to be kept within four walls, it should be spread.
I did not know this. That is really interesting to find out. Thanks for the information.
"Culture is not meant to be kept within four walls, it should be spread."
don’t you just love it when tumblr “sj warriors” get shut down by the people they think are “defending”? :D
This is one person, please don’t assume it’s okay to do whatever, when one person from the culture says it’s okay. People can have their own personal opinions and principles about white people wearing their clothes, but please do not attempt to speak for everyone in your culture, it erases other peoples voices. There are thousands of people who don’t agree with this person and consider this a gross appropriation of their culture; and there are a multitude of blogs on tumblr such as youarenotdesi.tumblr.com, which strongly argue against this exact thing. So please white people, don’t consider this a free pass to be a racist fuckball and appropriate clothes from other peoples culture. I am writing about this not because I am endeavoring to defend Indian culture from appropriation (It is not my place because I am Japanese and can’t speak on their issues), rather I can’t stand it when the voices and opinions of hundreds of angry poc get drowned out in favor of the one poc who agrees with the problematic thing.This has happened countless times in the Japanese community on tumblr and it pisses me the fuck off. On another note, sharing culture does not mean that white people get to wear the clothes and adornments they persecuted my ancestors for wearing, as a simple costume for an event.
Jarune Uwujaren further explains this point in the article here: http://everydayfeminism.com/2013/09/cultural-exchange-and-cultural-appropriation/. A big quote/point from the article is as follows:”Using someone else’s cultural symbols to satisfy a personal need for self-expression is an exercise in privilege.”
Now let’s examine the offender. Lady Gaga is notorious for this bullshit, it’s not her just casually appreciating Indian culture, no more than her wearing a burqa was her appreciating the Islamic faith, or her wearing a fucked up rendition of a kimono/ “geisha” monstrosity were an appreciation of my fucking culture. Oh, and those “sj warriors” everyone keeps making cracks about can also be from the cultures they are defending. People can actually want to stand up for their cultures and protect them from appropriation, wow what a novel concept.
As you can see, Paula Deen is a true victim of racism, not like George Stinney.
Toronto, Canada (07/01)
Louis - Aug 1st, 2014