May 8th, 2018 @ 11:36 am
lmao at all of the butt-hurt trumpettes trying to call “cultural appropriation” for the met gala this year…
in case you missed it, it was called “heavenly bodies” and themed to catholicism.
now, as much as i loathe the term “cultural appropriation”, i can see why people call for it when it comes time to fashion, BUT fashion doesn’t just steal them for no reason at all. the designers are ARTISTS that appreciate beauty when they see it. i can understand how people find it exploitative to a point (i wanted to barf when the met gala was punk themed :cringe:), but they want to show everyone something they appreciate or that inspires them, whether they handle it respectfully or properly or not in someone’s eyes.
in my mind, people calling cultural appropriation think like this (at least going off of the majority of internet comments):
fashion = dress-up
dress-up = costumes
costumes = halloween
wearing costumes like it’s halloween to represent a culture = disrespectful
in my mind, designers are like:
LIFE = FASHION
fashion = dress-up
dress-up = trying things you don’t normally do, celebrating and expressing it through clothing
trying things you don’t normally do, celebrating and expressing it through clothing and showing people = art
it’s clearly way different views. maybe my views/opinions are wrong… the only thing that i can think of to keep people from complaining is only having models of said culture walk (celebrities aren’t models, but it applies to the gala as well). maybe even having a curator of that culture work alongside the designers? i’m sure people would still complain. we all live to complain. there is no magical contract an entire culture can sign saying it’s okay, and sometimes people of cultures don’t even care, so there’s never a good solution. i don’t have the damn answers, i’d just love people to stop fighting over this bullshit.
the point of my post here was that the vatican willingly supplied and participated in the gala and gave the met the pieces… also: catholicism isn’t a culture, lol.
as always, all of the MAGA turds really should READ before they say things.
PS: blake lively’s dress was the best, don’t @ me.