Danielle Wong – Culture Appropriation

Posted: March 14, 2014 in Uncategorized


Just to recall, culture appropriation is taking aspects of a different culture in effort to make associations that represent the self or an identity. However, as we’ve seen in class, it can easily reproduce stereotypes that portray negativity that appear rude and disrespectful.

Katy Perry’s new video is definitely an example of culture appropriation. Whether it is disrespectful or creative, it continues to be a very subjective notion. It seems like she is portraying her view and depictions of Cleopatra (Katy-patra) and her “bling” lifestyle. But, what really draws the line between the two?


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