Daily Discussion with BQB – Chinese Prom Dress Flack

Hey 3.5 readers.

So, this is basically a sign of the end of the world, isn’t it?

A high school girl wore a Chinese style dress to her prom and is taking flack on Twitter about it, being accused of “cultural appropriation.”  Google it and you’ll find lots of articles, but here’s one from the Daily Mail if you want to read more.

Sigh.  Honestly, we’re only like 1-2 years away from protestors coming into a Chinese restaurant and smacking the General Tso’s chicken carton out of my hand, aren’t we?  I can see it.  That will totally happen.

“Show me your Chinese passport or drop that Moo Goo Gai Pan, you cultural appropriating bastard!!!”

Ugh.  What say you, 3.5 readers?

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6 thoughts on “Daily Discussion with BQB – Chinese Prom Dress Flack

  1. I say it’s a bunch of bullies with too much time who want to feel important by acting outraged over something.

    Culture Appropriation is a centerpiece of both the English Language and Japanese culture. Both take what they like from other cultures and make it their own.

    Here in Japan they erect fake churches just to hold Christian-style weddings as they call them. If that’s not cultural appropriation, then what is? What if I build a fake Buddhist temple to hold garden parties?

    But I don’t care. I’m Christian, but I’m flattered the Japanese want to imitate churches that much.

    In Japan, visit Kyoto and you’ll see tons of foreigners from all over the world parading around in rented kimonos. Often you’ll see muslim women in hijabs taking selfies in their kimonos. They love it.

    The Japanese, like South Koreans and Chinese on the Mainland, rent out their “traditional” garb to tourists.

    It’s just the outrage mob trying to make a big deal out of something because they want to put someone down to feel united in outrage and like they’re important. The best thing to do is ignore them and just let the young women know that she is supported.

    • Eh…I’m worried how it will affect food. I’m not Italian and yet I know within 2 years they’re going to demand I prove Italian citizenship before I can have a pizza pie.

      • Well, I for one will fight this “irish” coffee appropriation. As a descedent of Irish people, I’m offended by all the non-Irish who enjoy St. Patrick’s day and Guinness.

      • Demand to see their passports. I’ve got some English ancestry so I want everyone to stop speaking English immediately and I’m also part Norwegian so I. Have a bone to pick with Marvel over these Thor movies

  2. Personally, I wonder where the people are who will protest terrible Utah names like hers. Now THERE’S a legitimate issue!
    And what about the slit on that dress? -Oh, wait. If I attack that, that proves it’s as authentically Japanese as these Made in China Geisha doll souvenirs… nothing to see here, folks.

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