Why Cultural Appropriation is Offensive and Potentially Harmful

There are written and unwritten laws and guidelines in all cultures that spell out what is culturally accepted or culturally appropriate. It’s almost impossible to live today without borrowing from other cultures, but how this borrowing takes place is very pertinent. People consider the misuse, misrepresentation, and unlawful use of their culture offensive because it can be detrimental and disrespectful to their values, traditions and beliefs and a threat or insult to their honour and dignity.

Tu Vas Lire L’heure

Stanley Enow said “Tu Vas Lire L’heure” and that’s exactly what we are doing irrespective of whether we like(d) the song or not. I even think Stanley is “liring l’heure” too and he didn’t even see it coming. The reactions to his song have eclipsed other new releases and I must say this is a…