Like for real… and I follow a bunch of cool ass blogs, but I cant take seeing this complaint all day, everyday.
I guess I should keep trying to ignore it like I ignore anime posts that I don’t understand lol but i’m opinionated and I get so annoyed watching people be rude over something that they think one culture should own.
Cultural traditions are owned by their members. It’s a concept known as cultural patrimony, and in some cases there are even laws to protect a culture’s ownership over anything from their cultural traditions (even intangible ones) to historical artifacts to national monuments and more.
On top of that cultural appropriation’s consequences are extremely harmful.
"Two ways in which cultural appropriation can be harmful are easily identified. The first sort of harm is violation of a property right … The second sort of harm is an attack on the viability or identity of the cultures or their members.Appropriation that undermines a culture in these ways would certainly cause devastating and clearly wrongful harm to members of the culture … Other acts of appropriation potentially leave members of a culture exposed to discrimination, poverty and lack of opportunity.” - from The Ethics of Cultural Appropriation
And if you think being on the outside of this situation is annoying imagine how annoying it must be to see others feel entitled to desecrate and fuck with the same traditions you experience racism and hate crimes for, and also contribute to the racism, poverty and hate crimes you face.