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Proceed with caution - Social media users thought that cultural elements need to be dealt with respect and sensitivity

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FACEBOOK

Rabee O. Morra:

Influence plays a huge factor in these things and people should simply let go of this continuous judgement and bandwagon-like approach when they launch personal attacks on others.

TWITTER

‏@Ksimon722:

Cultural appropriation is not a simple problem of people liking things of other cultures. It involves history and power dynamics.

@joycezhong_:

Cultural appropriation isn’t when you partake in other cultures. That’s literally not it you all, there’s a whole power dynamic and a conversation of appreciation vs. turning cultural fashion into a costume.

@AidanPatton3:

…Is simply wearing a traditional and culturally significant outfit with the pure intentions of appreciation still considered #culturalappropriation? This “scandal” that caused an uproar in the US has done little to anger people actually living in China.

@WhycanUshutup:

I love @NICKIMINAJ, but they complain about cultural appropriation... and then chun-li. Just live! We are humans! We can learn and love everything! Just enjoy culture! Enjoy what humans can create

INSTAGRAM

@intersect_intellect:

Hold your favourites accountable whenever they pull problematic...

@beautybrainsandresilience:

I absolutely love that people enjoy my culture. I love seeing people take interest in our food, flavours, holidays, etc. My only hope is that if you enjoy any part of a culture, you also educate yourself about what’s happening to its people. Please treat all cultures with respect, leave the costumes at home.

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