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33 comments to “Kendall Jenner, Alessandra Ambrosio & Many More Coachella-Going Celebs Are Indirectly Called Out For Cultural Appropriation By Denny's! Burrrrn.”

  1. Tamz says – reply to this


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    It was Kendal's nose ring that stirred people the wrong way.



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    Nice one Denny's!

  3. sydney says – reply to this


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    wasnt it Alessandra or another Angel that is from a South American country where they wear headdresses like that



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    It is completely appropriate to wear anything from any culture anytime. After all, doesn't everyone globally wear T shirts? What is wrong with enjoying and proudly wearing things from around the globe?

  5. chris says – reply to this


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    Personally I don't see whats wrong with this. They are wearing it because they think its beautiful, they are not wearing it to mock or to degrade a culture.People are being a lil sensitive now..

  6. karen says – reply to this


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    The only thing that's acceptable to wear nowadays is your fake indignation over the most ridiculous things.



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    Re: chris – You clearly don't understand. Wearing something like a bindi is not a compliment or a fashion statement, it actually had deep spiritual meaning and is sacred to many people. A native war bonnet isn't just some stylish accessory, it's supposed to be earned and it's sacred. They were given to warriors and chiefs who displayed acts of bravery for their people, they earned it.
    Little girls get made fun of their whole life for wearing their bindi, but Selena Gomez or Kendall Jenner wear one and they are "Queens of Coachella." No, they are culture appropriating. They are disregarding the true meanings of the bindi. And it's not being overly sensitive, it's wanting cultural/religious respect. It's not a compliment or a form of flattery. They are degrading the culture because they don't take into account the feelings of the actual people from these cultures.



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    Lighten up, Francis!!



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    Re: sick_girl – so, if little girls get made fun of their whole life for wearing their bindi, then Selena wears one and everyone thinks it's cool, then won't that stop little girls from getting made fun of? Isn't that a good thing?

  10. Malia says – reply to this


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    Oh thank goodness. Now is everyone going to finally stop having luau themed parties? Hawaiians are a race of people. No, you really like your obnoxious shirt? Ok then.

  11. Getaclue says – reply to this


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    did you miss the point? It's disrespectful to an entire culture and they do it anyways. How tasteless.Just because you don't understand why it's wrong doesn't mean people are being too sensitive. War bonnets are an important part of the culture and they are earned and they are not meant to be worn by just anyone as a fashion statement.



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    people need to shut the fuck up and get over it. always fucking complaining about something

  13. Getaclue says – reply to this


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    Re: BeautifulKiller – exactly what you are doing

  14. Ebb says – reply to this


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    Have you guys heard of residential schools? Where catholic priests took native children (4-16 years)from their homes "to beat the native out of them". They were forced to cut their hair and not speak their native tongue. They were physically abused, sexually abused, experimented on and denied health care. More than half of these kids never returned home because they murdered. The last school closed in 1996!!!!The genocide of native people went on for more than 500 years and 100's of millions of natives were killed. 95% of the population were killed. Fucking right we are allowed to be a little over protective and sensitive about our culture. We are a lost race with most not even knowing how to speak our mother tongue or knowing many traditions because it couldn't be handed down to us. We are trying to build ourselves back up and this is only setting us back. Have some respect people. The government has yet to really acknowledge and apologize for these past mistakes. We learn about genocides from other countries but can't be bothered to read up on our own awful history. Some of the abusers from these schools are still out there and not being punished.



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    Alessandra gets a pass because she's not American. South Americans are much more open and less frantic about being "political correct" than Americans. Kendall and Vanessa Hudgens should know better. But, doesn't Vanessa have Native American blood? So, she's insulting herself? This is a bit much.

    Considering that we have a national team called the "Red Skins", wearing a dot or a crown of feathers to look NICE isn't half as bad.

  16. Thalia says – reply to this


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    I don't think that these celebrities wear or do those things out of spite. Some of us may believe that it's not a big deal to us and it's being blown out of proportion. But there are millions of other people that practice these cultures and it has significant value to them. Since celebrities are in the public eye, they need to better educate themselves about the world around them (and get their heads out of all the selfish things they do). They unfortunately represent our culture to some degree. But we all need to keep in mind the different perspectives there are around the world, not just in our hometowns.

  17. brusselsprouts says – reply to this


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    I have about a dozen packs of bindis given to me by Indian friends of mine (and I'm so white I'm practically transparent). From what I've witnessed in my travels to India, the red dot bindis are more religious, but the sparkly fun ones are more of an accessory. They're sold in the indian equivalents of claires. I've never gotten a negative reaction to wearing them in India, only when I'm in the US. But of course, one should always be culturally sensitive and respectful.

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    Re: booboo1492 – a "dot" or a "crown of feathers?" Please stop showing your ignorance. It is wrong on so many levels.

  19. Sally says – reply to this


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    I am so sick of getting in trouble for wanting to wear something in celebration and as fashion!! None of this stuff is being worn to be an insult or to make fun of a culture. Everyone should be free to dabble in styles from any culture. The Native Americans contributed a huge amount to fashion with their textile designs etc. Why should their fashions be off limits when I can freely wear a full on gown from 17th century French culture if i wanted! It is getting upset about un important things like this that keeps people divided. I feel fully entitled and proud to wear anything Native American inspired or Indian inspired that I wanted to without having to apologize. Period.

  20. Sally says – reply to this


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    Re: sick_girl – You are being ridiculous. It is what it is. As a Christian I do not care in the slightest if someone not Christian wears a cross necklace or rosary beads as fashion. I know that my belief isn't tied to a symbol and no one can touch my personal beliefs. No one is burning anything or using it as hate so get over it. The color purple use to symbolize royalty now its just a color. So is the British Royal family supposed to get super upset when anyone wears purple because 200 years ago it had a deep and serious meaning in ceremonies? Give me a break.

  21. alex says – reply to this


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    I don't know how many of you dumbasses are actually Native (american) I am 100% native and headdresses aren't for FASHION they are for cultural purposes, not for some lame ass hipster concert. It IS insulting. tell me it's not when you know what it's like to actually come from a very traditional, spiritual background.



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    Re: Sally – Because a head piece isn't anything to do with fashion, it's a cultural symbol used to celebrate their warriors. It's one thing to wear a Native inspired piece, especially if its one they well (when I was little I had some gorgeous moccasins from the reserve near my home), it's another thing entirely to use one of their cultural peices as a fashion accessory.



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    How have celebs not figured this out?? I mean, I'm all for taking styles from other cultures, and celebrating them and working them into your look but…these are cultural and spiritual symbols and shouldn't be turned into some fashion statement for a hipster concert. Just…keep dressing like idiotic hippies.

  24. mary says – reply to this


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    Seriously, when is the book of what the hell we're allowed to wear globally coming out? because I'm scared I will offend someone, somewhere in the world. The real problem here is that we can't see ourselves and brothers and sisters, one people, respecting our differences, so we play the separate game, we bring our culture, our religion, our country into battle with each other. It seems like the western world can't catch a break with some cultures so worried about being disrespected. Yes, shit went down in the past, people where racist and mean and stupid, maybe this is a way for ALL cultures to unite. It's about love. People are losing their ability to laugh. Their ability to be inclusive.

  25. t says – reply to this


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    I agree with you.

  26. George says – reply to this


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    Re: sick_girl
    Sick_girl, you are absolutely right! In my country, if you appropriate Maori tattoo/dress, the local inhabitants will hunt you down, cook and eat you, they think and feel so strongly about this issue!

  27. George says – reply to this


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    I wonder what the Jenner sisters would taste like? The skinny one would be too stringy but the fat one would be good for an entree… A much tastier treat as a main would be those fat Kartrashian sheilas… I can picture their fat dripping from the mouths of Maori warriors very clearly!

  28. Lexii says – reply to this


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    I wore a bindi and a saree to my senior prom. It doesn't need to be looked at as a costume! What's wrong with appreciating the beautiful traditional dress of other cultures?

  29. Wow says – reply to this


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    Re: Sally – you are being ridiculous. It's about having respect for a culture, something that most of you white people do not have.

  30. LoveTheSun7188 says – reply to this


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    Re: Wow – really? Way to dampen what would have been a reasonable reply with fucking racism. News flash: appropriation exists everywhere, not just in the white community. idiot.

  31. Geezz says – reply to this


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    Re: Wow – Fortunately the ridiculous does not kill because you, you'd be dead by writing these stupid lines.

  32. JackieO says – reply to this


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    Those people who dress like germans in Oktoberfest should be considered offensive too ? Or white people culture doesn´t count ?



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    I love how people get so offended when they're told that it's in bad taste to jack things from other cultures. The Skokomish chief once explained to my college class that, just as you wouldn't display another country's flag or play their anthem as yours, you just don't take from other culture's sacred art. It's not open-mindedness that you display when you appropriate other cultures' art — it's sense of entitlement masquerading as tolerance. If you were truly tolerant, you'd understand respect. There's a great book out there called Cannibal Culture that explains how colonizers appropriate other cultures in the name of "art", and, thereby, actually contribute to erode and destroy these cultures. Just because a bunch of white people say it's ok doesn't mean other ethnic groups are being uppity for not rolling over. What did you people think? That us non-white folks were supposed to be flattered by the attention? Get over yourselves. Read a book. Gain some perspective.