white women of hollywood, reducing japan and japanese culture to cupcakes, sexy ”costumes” and submissive sex-kittens since god knows when
white people, this is why nobody trusts you
yeah, so white women fetishize, objectify, and commodify woc as well and treat us like props.
this is why we don’t trust you.
In response to your logic, please find attached a picture of Hyuna Kim “fetishizing” and “commodifying” american culture. Yes I know she’s Korean, but J-pop and K-pop are relatively close in style, so don’t be pernickety. This use of other cultures isn’t a one way thing; as far as I know, American culture isn’t only basketball shirts and sunglasses.
Also, your Katy Perry picture is a poor example of the message you’re trying to convey. She, as well as her backing dancers, is in traditional Japanese dress, and there is not a cupcake or submissive sex kitten in sight.
And to add to that, what makes me really angry is that you are complaining about white women being racist and culturally stereotyping women of colour, and your response is what? “This is why nobody trusts you” - racism. Talk about hypocritical, you’re making sweeping statements about the Caucasian population as untrustworthy because a few dumb commercialised bitches in America made some music videos. Get off your high horse, just because you feel victimised by something doesn’t give you the right to do the same to others.
I didn’t want to get involved in this debate, I made a post yesterday and deleted it because I really can’t be bothered to deal with the inevitable backlash, but really this is getting stupid I’ve seen so many posts about it since then and it’s getting on my nerves.
"Yeah she’s Korean, but Korea and Japan are basically the same, right guys??" ….
Katy Perry and her dancers were NOT in “traditional dress”, jesus christ.
They were in sexed up kimonos with thigh-high slits in the sides, and face paint. Her “kimono” (which actually looks more like a cheongsam..) has a chest window! It’s a very poor, sexualised interpretation of geisha.
The fact that anyone would think that is how geisha actually dress shows how influential this type of representation can be. Here’s a photo of a geisha so you can see the difference.
I would like to point out that they can wear whatever the fuck they like, even if it doesn’t represent a culture in a traditional way. It’s their body, their music, and their career. The fact that you call them “bitches” just shows me how intelligent you are. Your blog is ment to show equality in genders, and to stop the sexism being FORCED on our socioty, not what someone CHOOSES to wear. You’re hipocritical.
Umm I didn’t call anyone a bitch, that’s the person I was responding to (I run fucknosexistcostumes, I’m responding to quetz0vercoatl). No one is saying they can’t wear it, they are saying they shouldn’t, because those costumes reinforce racist stereotypes.
jesus christ that ‘quetz0vercoatl’ person is ignorant as fuck and probably a closet racist.
listen bro, ALL countries idealize the west in some way because of fucking colonialism andd the fact that white people/white features are considered the standard of beauty. America, while hated by some extreme traditionalists of other countries, is mostly seen as cool by the younger generations.
Therefore stuff like hip-hop,basketball,cowboys, and fast food- stuff that is uniquely American- is integrated into their pop culture.
THESE WHITE WOMEN ARE USING USING REAL WOMEN OF COLOR AS BACKGROUND PROPS.
THERE IS A FUCKING DIFFERENCE.
If you’re accusing women of color of acting like victims, well you’re not a women of color so you don’t understand.