Gwen Stefani Talks Cultural Appropriation.
Music by: Cabaret Nocturne – Voodoo Spunk.
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In an interview with Billboard, pop icon Gwen Stefani talks on the “long-standing cultural appropriation” she has faced since she published her debut album ‘LOVE.ANGEL.MUSIC.BABY.’ in 2004.
Gwen told Billboard:
“I get a little defensive when people [call it cultural appropriation], because if we didn’t allow each other to share our cultures, what would we be?”
While radios were buzzing “I ain’t no Hollaback Girl” when it comes to her song ‘Harajuku Girls’, Gwen Stefani has been accused of appropriating the Harajuku subculture, by using the Japanese subculture as a marketing tool, to promote her events.
Gwen herself said her song was a “bow down” to a culture that she was a superfan of.
She pointed out:
“You take pride in your culture and traditions, and then you share them for new things to be created”
So, what do you think of Gwen’s point?
Where does getting inspired and sharing another’s culture start and where does it simply become a profitable marketing tool?
Comment your thoughts below!
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