You may have heard Bruno Mars was accused of cultural appropriation yesterday.
No, it wasn’t for something he chose to wear or say this week; it was for, well, being Bruno Mars.
So… what genre of music do they think he should be “allowed” to perform? Hmm…
The controversial convo made Twitter explode — in Mars’ defense!
See all the appreciation, evidence, and exasperation on #TeamBruno (below)!
I woke up to Bruno Mars slander. Not here for it. Ya’ll not about to ruin my Friday. How about ya’ll focus on the real culture vultures? pic.twitter.com/Hul0k7RvSB
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ SheWhoShakesTheTable (@unkempt_DVa) March 9, 2018
So do y’all ever read the articles where Bruno Mars credits black artists completely and acknowledges his privilege or do you just decide to tweet assumptions about this man all day? Asking for a friend.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ morgs ├░┼╕╦£ΓÇ║ (@hotbeansmorgan) March 9, 2018
Bruno Mars has given us nothing but amazing music and thanked Black people in the process. Imagine a world where culture isn├óΓé¼Γäót shared. Is that what we really want? Think about it.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ ├░┼╕┼╜┬╣ (@Dr_Sweets23) March 9, 2018
If we go far enough down this road of “Bruno Mars can’t do ‘Black’ music cuz he’s not ‘Black'” how soon r we gonna say I shouldn’t have played the European classical music I studied growing up because I’m not white. Musical genres r meant 2 b enjoyed by all us. TWITTER PLZ RELAX
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Sam Sanders (@samsanders) March 9, 2018
Bruno Mars is literally the LEAST problematic musician out here and y├óΓé¼Γäóall want to bash him for making Bops that everyone and their grandma can dance to? I mean all that energy can be used for calling out ACTUAL culture vultures but… ├░┼╕╦£ΓÇÖ pic.twitter.com/iBfm4OR32m
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Tara A N G E L ├░┼╕ΓÇö┬¥├ó╦£┬«├ó┼íΓÇ║ (@TaraAngel94) March 9, 2018
if y├óΓé¼Γäóall want to attack the culture vultures attack the real ones. how you gon attack bruno mars for making good music and always quoting his sources and mentioning his inspiration pic.twitter.com/LSwOOWcRTJ
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ oum (@ouminous) March 9, 2018
lmfaoooo y├óΓé¼Γäóall think Bruno Mars has to “steal” our culture to sell?!? This man has been providing BOPS for over a decade, not only as a solo artist but for some of your faves
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ ├░┼╕┬ñ┬╖├░┼╕┬Å┬╛├óΓé¼┬ì├óΓäóΓé¼├»┬╕┬Å (@colorme_unfazed) March 9, 2018
Y’all better leave Bruno Mars the fuck alone.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ QuayTheGreat ├░┼╕ΓÇÿΓÇÿ (@Young_Queen97) March 9, 2018
Y├óΓé¼Γäóall attacking Bruno Mars like he stole some Vibranium.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ ActingLikeIQuitHenny (@A_Flawed_King) March 9, 2018
Some of you fake woke people need to know the difference between appropriation and appreciation and leave bruno mars alone
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ A R I A (@__Riaaaaa) March 9, 2018
Yall hating on Bruno Mars for making nothing but hits but won├óΓé¼Γäót say anything bad about lil pump
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ luisa (@luisagibsonxo) March 9, 2018
I just want to be practical here.
Are people saying that Bruno Mars shouldn’t sing? Or that when he sings he needs to somehow whiten that shit up and sound more like Rod Stewart.
I’m dead serious.
What type of music is this man “allowed” to do?
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Shaun King (@ShaunKing) March 9, 2018
Bruno Mars trending is a good example of fake controversies- 5 or 6 folks don’t like what they think of as his cultural appropriation & 100k people who love Bruno Mars get pissed off at them. It’s a conversation about the vast majority being aghast, not a real controversy.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ James Gunn (@JamesGunn) March 9, 2018