What's the big deal with cultural appropriation?

When does appreciating a culture cross the line into appropriating it?

These days, it seems like you can't have any fun at all without somebody getting offended. Casually hanging out with pals celebrating African culture with ? Racist. Casting men to play trans women? . And now, apparently it's not even cool for you to don a sacred Natival American tribal headdress before getting munted at Splendour!

So where does appreciating a culture cross the line into appropriating it? Jan Fran lays it out for you in the video above.

And here, our esteemed office attention seeker Chris Leben attempts to be even more offensive. If oyu weren't convinced that cultural appropriation was truly horrifying, you need to watch this.

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Published 9 February 2016 at 9:15am
By Jan Fran