Cultural appropriation: it’s what’s for breakfast, lunch, midday snack and dinner if you have a Tumblr, whereas for us normal people it’s something we get to read about in the comment section of websites, causing us to turn our computers off and take a walk in the real world as a reminder that the Internet is a stupid place and sometimes, sometimes, getting up off your ass and standing with your toes in the grass can be nice.
Well unfortunately for you, you’ve come to the wrong place – this post is about how Vanessa Hudgens’ latest Instagram is appropriating Native American culture. Do I think she’s culturally appropriating? No. Do other people? Yes. Do these people need to wake up and get angry at the REAL atrocities happening in the world instead of sitting behind their keyboards and type-type-typin’ away about something as stupid as a hair decoration? Obviously.
Yet here we go anyway.
While many of the comments have either been deleted or archived, ET Online managed to catch a few before they were gone…
“Why are you like this???” one user commented. “You constantly go out of your way to disrespect cultures to look ~boho. It’s rude as f*ck. Don’t put dreamcatchers in your hair! That you have to constantly be told not to do this and dragged means you are not listening and it’s frustrating af!!”
“This is not the first time she has done this either,” the backlash continued. “Even though she is part Native American using a dreamcatcher as ‘hair jewelry’ is not done. If someone can tell me a tribe who does it I will take it back. But until then she is constantly pulling this type of stuff with multiple cultures and I don’t like it.”
…however a few, albeit stupid ones still remain:
But in a rare case of sanity that only few and far between have seen on the Internet, people have come flocking to Hudgens’ defense, telling the SJW’s (social justice warriors, and I am so sad that I know that) to go fuck themselves…although I’ll admit I’m paraphrasing:
Tl;dr: we’re way, WAY overdue for a plague.
[H/T ET Online]