Girl meets world addresses Cultural appropriation
Did you know that white people are not allowed to wear Harajuku fashion?
Did you know that when Japanese people start wearing lolita fashion (victorian england and rococo era france costumes with Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by the English author Lewis Carroll), kogal and schoolgirl uniforms (European naval uniforms), mori and fairy kei (inspired by European fairy tales especially those by the Brothers Grimm and the general idea is taking inspiration from Snow White or Rapunzel or Red Riding Hood or Hansel and Gretel), Vivienne Westwood (british designer who is extremely popular in Japan), and punk (taken directly from 70s British punk, featuring heavy use of Scottish tartan and the Union Jack flag, to the point that one of the main punk boutiques in Harajuku is called Union Jack) it means Japanese people now own it and you are not allowed to wear it and you can appropriate your own culture if the Japanese like it too?
*that is unique to them* Is that why so many Japanese girls have left the lolita subculture simply because wearing the wrong crinoline or petticoat or type of lace will result in you getting insults from other lolitas from daring to stray from the strict rules the subculture places on its members, and why nearly all of the dresses in Baby, The Stars Shine Bright are mass produced and available from a catalogue, rather then being made individually and for one of a kind?
Lol Girl Meets World and their pathetic white guilt and their complete and utter ignorance of Japanese fashion subcultures. Of course whiny American teenagers would lap this stupidity up.
For shame Disney.
The best part is it’s not even about cultural appropriation. The girl was making herself into something she’s not to impress others and the whole point of this scene was “Just be yourself, stop being a big obnoxious fake in the hopes that you’ll get the approval of people who otherwise don’t give a shit about you.”
In other words, Tumblr once again purposely changed the meaning of something and ignored all context to make some SJW bullshit argument look correct.
(Source: lettuce-ghost, via princessdidemi)