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Katy Perry apologises for cultural appropriation in past music video

Post by HoratioTarr on Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:11 am

Katy Perry has apologised appropriating black culture in her past music videos.

During a sit down with Black Lives Matter activist Deray Mckesson, Uproxx reports that the US singer stated she is guilty of cultural appropriation admitting she benefits from white privilege.

Perry, who promoted new record Witness by live-streaming her entire weekend, originally drew criticism for the music video of 2014 single 'This Is How We Do' which showed the singer wearing cornrows and eating a watermelon. She told Mckesson how it was a friend who made her realise how impactful the statement was.

“She told me about the power in black women’s hair and how beautiful it is and the struggle,” Perry said. “I didn’t know that I did it wrong until I heard people saying that I did it wrong. It takes someone to say, out of compassion, out of love, ‘Hey, this is what the origin is.'”

Perry continued: “I listened and I heard and I didn’t know. I won’t ever understand some of those things because of who I am. I will never understand, but I can educate myself and that’s what I’m trying to do along the way.”

Mckessen listened as Perry admitted: “I have lots of white privilege.”

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/katy-perry-apologises-for-cultural-appropriation-music-video-this-is-how-we-do-witness-a7785411.html
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Post by HoratioTarr on Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:27 am

She also apologised for dressing as a Geisha.

Will somebody pull up Beyonce for having straight blonde hair?

Or perhaps we should all stop cooking curries and Chinese meals?

Perhaps nobody should get a tan in case we're appropriating darker skin colours.

Perhaps white people should stop dancing to ethnic music and wearing sarongs?

I thought we were all trying to 'integrate'?

What a load of fucking bullshit.

Here's the offending imagery. She doesn't have a corn rows, she's got a plait and the watermelon is probably what most people eat on a boiling hot day on a sunbed round the pool. I could understand it if she was blacked up in a cotton field.... but this is ridiculous.





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Post by eddie on Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:23 am

I don't get it either. It's just taking things a step too far and making something out of nothing.

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Post by Raggamuffin on Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:14 am

Is she a bit mad? I can't see any cornrows in the video.

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Post by Guest on Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:17 am

Raggamuffin wrote:Is she a bit mad? I can't see any cornrows in the video.


He took the piss big time out of her stupidity and also did so here


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