periwinkle
2 months ago1,000+ Views
What Do You Think?
A Utah mom inadvertently sparked a fire when she threw a Japanese-themed birthday party for her daughter, Caitlyn, and posted about it on her blog. Tumblr somehow got a hold of it, and some users started dragging the mom for encouraging racism. One commentator, who happened to be Japanese, however, came in to set the record straight, and it was pretty much the mic drop of the century.

The mom in question, who runs a party planning blog called The Gala Gals, is just one of the latest people to enter the fierce modern debate on cultural appropriation, and when it is and isn’t okay. Do you dress up as people from other countries in order to make fun of them? You’re probably a racist. Do you like wearing a kimono because you appreciate its beauty and historical significance to Japan? Go right ahead. A strong argument can be made, after all, that stigmatizing the sharing of cultural elements only creates more distance between us.
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it's not racist. that person who started that crap is just immature and wants to start drama cuz they don't have a life of their own.
a month ago·Reply
I would throw my daughter the same party
a month ago·Reply
@SaraHanna right just to puss this person who have a problem with it off even more
a month ago·Reply
and the Japanese guy shut her down real quick
a month ago·Reply
Identity politics are an embarrassment for western civilization. Those people are what they claim to fight against.
a month ago·Reply
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