OtherGround Forums Vogue under fire for 'racist' shoot

4 days ago
10/3/16
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https://www.yahoo.com/style/vogue-dressed-karlie-kloss-as-a-geisha-050850853.html

Chick dressed as a Geisha and had to apologize.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C4sSjTrWMAEHvOT.jpg

Just once, ONCE, would I like a real celebrity to tell people to fuck off.

'Cultural appropriation' is a joke. Bill Maher said it best:

"Mix and match cultures? Where do you think you are, some kind of melting pot?"
4 days ago
9/8/10
Posts: 11572

I guaren-fucking-tee there are absolutely zero asians offended by that.  Not only do they not typically care about stupid shit other people deem racist, they also tend to enjoy SHARING their culture.

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1/1/01
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I saw nothing wrong with the photo. I think society is too fucking sensitive -- we're raising a generation of pussies.

There's places in Kyoto where foreigners can even professionally dress up like Geisha's and samurai.
4 days ago
2/6/13
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4 days ago
2/6/13
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Unreal.

Kind of funny though.

4 days ago
9/27/03
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I wish companies and people would tell these asshole liberals to fuck offwoth this nonsense. 

 

4 days ago
2/6/13
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There's a simple concept that is lost on these folks:

We take inspiration for culture, behavior, etc. from others all of the fucking time.

4 days ago
3/14/04
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Good lord.....    Every day I wake up more and more sure that I was dropped on this planet by mistake.  

4 days ago
5/18/02
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100% guarantee that no Japanese people complained about that.
4 days ago
11/23/06
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Cultural appropriation has happened throughout history to create amazing new things. I don't see why it's a problem if it's done tastefully and respectfully.

Most people don't but it suits the people on the fringes' agendas to make it seem like they do so we keep arguing amongst ourselves.
4 days ago
3/23/11
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I am confused as to who is offeneded here.

Can someone let me know if I should be?  FYI, white male here.

4 days ago
5/18/02
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Hody - I saw nothing wrong with the photo. I think society is too fucking sensitive -- we're raising a generation of pussies.

There's places in Kyoto where foreigners can even professionally dress up like Geisha's and samurai.

It's all over the place. You can dress as Samurai in Tokyo as well. It's popular and Japanese people love it. They're proud that people want to be involved in their culture.
4 days ago
7/4/12
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The Kia representatives also did not appreciate the fact that we had a Japanese geisha, cause you know why? Cause they’re Korean.
4 days ago
1/1/01
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Huntsman - The Kia representatives also did not appreciate the fact that we had a Japanese geisha, cause you know why? Cause they’re Korean.

That's different. Older Koreans hate Japanese because of how they were treated during the occupation. The newer/younger generation are more open minded and forgiving.
4 days ago
5/24/08
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Holy shit. How has this become racist. That's racists to even think that's racist
4 days ago
4/12/11
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i must be racist. she looked dead sexy.
4 days ago
7/15/04
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So if a Japanese chick dresses like a cowgirl would people freak out and scream racism and would she be forced to apologize?

These people have lost their minds.
4 days ago
6/22/03
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Hottest geisha ever.
4 days ago
10/4/02
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Ok. But I want other races to stop dressing and acting white. 

 

 

What?

 

 

Too late???

 

4 days ago
11/26/13
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Should Italians stop eating spaghetti cause they stole it from the chineses?

4 days ago
6/4/10
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TexDeuce - So if a Japanese chick dresses like a cowgirl would people freak out and scream racism and would she be forced to apologize?

These people have lost their minds.

Let me tell you i was watching telumundo a few years back. The amount of cowboy mockery was at an all time high.

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7/4/08
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What good is multiculturalism and diversity if you aren't allowed to graft in things from one group to the other? It's like "we need more Japanese people on campus, but don't you honkeys go tryin' to cook food in a wok in the cafeteria".

the same bed-wetters screaming against cultural appropriation are the exact same knucklheads demanding more diversity. What's the point if all cultures can't be mutually beneficial? 

4 days ago
7/15/04
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Thacommish -
TexDeuce - So if a Japanese chick dresses like a cowgirl would people freak out and scream racism and would she be forced to apologize?

These people have lost their minds.

Let me tell you i was watching telumundo a few years back. The amount of cowboy mockery was at an all time high.

What in the fuck does that have to do with what I posted?
4 days ago
9/27/03
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What confuses me about liberals crying about "cultural appropriation" is that it confirms there are differences between cultures, and that there are specific things that represent each culture.

So then that opens up the discussion about other cultural behaviors, or at least it should.
4 days ago
9/23/07
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Member when nationalities were not races? I member.