WHO KILLED THE PROM QUEEN? – Welcome to our new woke times, when wearing a traditional Chinese dress to a prom can get you crucified on social media.
— Keziah (@daumkeziah) April 22, 2018
Little did Keziah suspect that her dress choice will get cyber bullied by people who I’m sure otherwise frown on anyone shaming women for what they wear:
Was the theme of prom casual racism?
— .kate. (@holdyourbutts) April 27, 2018
This isn’t ok. I wouldn’t wear traditional Korean, Japanese or any other traditional dress and I’m Asian. I wouldn’t wear traditional Irish or Swedish or Greek dress either. There’s a lot of history behind these clothes. Sad.
— Jeannie (@JeannieBeanie99) April 28, 2018
My culture is NOT your goddamn prom dress. https://t.co/vhkNOPevKD
— Jeremy Lam (@jere_bare) April 27, 2018
The chances are she didn't know the history behind the dress that the op shared or the occasion in which it should be worn. That is appropriation. Cultural appreciation only comes when our traditions are upheld with knowledge and reverence. We need to honor each other not copy.
— JeRay (@Ayeartolivefor) April 28, 2018
Like any other cultural Marxist scare, cultural appropriation is all about the exercise of power. As such, like any other cultural Marxist scare, it’s an evil that lives exclusively in the hearts of white people, since they are the only ones with power.
Personally, I don’t give a toss if a Chinese person, for example, ironically or not wears the Cracovian folk costume for their prom or dress-up party. But that’s not cultural appropriation anyway, because Cracovians are white and powerful, and cultural appropriation goes only one way.
Maybe Keziah should have just worn a burqa.