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“In my experience, a lot of Indian people are not familiar with the term cultural appropriation and don’t seem to understand why its harmful—-this is how effective imperialism was—and this is why some Indians encourage you to ‘try’ their culture. Don’t do it.”—
They go on to say that if you’re invited to a traditional Indian wedding and are requested to wear a sari, you should either refuse to wear one or just not go to the wedding altogether.
So, in other words: “Don’t mind those ignorant uneducated Indians who have been brainwashed by imperialism and can’t really think for themselves, and thus don’t go ballistic by the mere thought of a sari on your privileged white skin. I speak on behalf of all of them when i say that appropriation should offend them. They’re simple and unthinking victims of colonialism, but I know better”.
That’s a tad bit patronizing in my opinion.