25 Examples Of Cultural Appropriation

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What is cultural appropriation? Well, the official definition of cultural appropriation is this: The adoption or use of elements of one culture by members of another culture.

Is cultural appropriation good or bad? Well, according to the internet, not only is it bad, it’s disgustingly, horrifically offensive on every level possible. In recent years, multiple celebrities have been accused of cultural appropriation.

Taylor Swift was criticized for her “Shake It Off” music video. Miley Cyrus was criticized for VMA twerking shenanigans. And Iggy Azalea has been criticized for her everything.

Now, keep in mind, 110% of cultural appropriation backlash comes from rich white girls in college with nothing to do, but I digress.

The main question is how do we avoid cultural appropriation? Are you scared of accidentally doing it? Well don’t worry; that’s where I come in. Here are some of the most severe examples of cultural appropriation.

Avoid doing these things AT ALL COSTS.

1. If you eat sushi and you’re not Asian, that’s cultural appropriation.

2. If you belly dance and you’re not Middle Eastern, that’s cultural appropriation.

3. If you celebrate Cinco de Mayo and you’re not Mexican, that’s cultural appropriation.

4. If you rap and you’re not black and/or Eminem, that’s cultural appropriation.

5. If you swim and you’re not a dolphin, that’s cultural appropriation.

6. If you’re “flying” on a plane but you’re not a bird, that’s cultural appropriation.

7. If you interrupt someone and you’re not Kanye West, that’s cultural appropriation.

8. If you’re in a wheelchair and you’re not Christopher Reeve, that’s cultural appropriation.

9. If you buy sleeping pills and you’re not Bill Cosby, that’s cultural appropriation.

10. If you overdose on those sleeping pills and you’re not Heath Ledger, that’s cultural appropriation.

11. If your husband kills you and you’re not Nicole Simpson, that’s cultural appropriation.

12. If you paint your wall red and you’re not Kurt Cobain, that’s cultural appropriation.

13. If you drink pumpkin spice lattes and you’re not an annoying white girl, that’s cultural appropriation.

14. If you make “annoying white girls like pumpkin spice lattes” jokes and you’re not a boring, unoriginal douchebag, that’s cultural appropriation.

15. If you go to Burger King more than five times a week and you’re not Chris Christie, that’s cultural appropriation.

16. If you beat your wife and you’re not in the NFL, that’s cultural appropriation.

17. If you’re not a supermodel but your name is Victoria and you have a secret, that’s cultural appropriation.

18. If you have a Scarface poster on your bedroom wall and you’re not a douche, that’s cultural appropriation.

19. If you play Call of Duty at least five times a week but you know what a vagina feels like, that’s cultural appropriation.

20. If you’re anti-semitic but you’re not in Donald Trump’s presidential cabinet, that’s cultural appropriation.

21. If you’ve ever taken a piss but you didn’t write the Ignition Remix, that’s cultural appropriation.

22. If you’re a Red Hot Chili Peppers fan, and you have a job, that’s cultural appropriation.

23. If you’re a Linkin Park fan and you’re not a school shooter, that’s cultural appropriation.

24. If you’re a Kid Rock fan and your parents aren’t siblings, that’s cultural appropriation.

25. If you’re a really shitty writer and you’re not Wally Bryton, that’s cultural appropriation.

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