Hey everyone! Most of you have probably heard about Beyonce’s latest feature in Coldplay’s newest video but let’s all take a step back: This is cultural appropriation. Most of the people speaking on this issue are not even directly involved with the culture, being actually desi, I feel I have more authority.
The dictionary definition of cultural appropriation:
Cultural appropriation is the adoption or use of elements of one culture by members of a different culture.
Some specific examples throughout the video are the appropriation of henna during the movie theater scene, appropriation of the tikka during the same scene, the use of religious and cultural images throughout the video, such as the holi scenes and other hindu gods throughout the video.
Beyonce and Coldplay have basically turned a rich culture over thousands of years into a music video concept, like an “exotic theme” or something which is INEXCUSABLE.
Now although I am not excusing Coldplay’s involvement in this video, I will mainly be focusing on Beyonce, because it is her fanbase that is trying deperately to defend her messy actions.
??? While all of humanity began in Africa at one point, excusing cultural appropriation because there are some similarities between cultures hardly seems fair.
While the director, being from India may think he is spreading cultural awareness, he is really promoting cultural appropriation because for me, as a first generation american, i am constantly mocked for expressing my culture while people with no connection with the culture get praise for doing the exact same thing, and this video just reinforces the idea that cultural appropriation is ok.
I know Beyonce herself has experienced a lot of cultural appropriation, and was likely trying to express appreciation. That being said, there are better ways to appreciate a culture than using thousands of years worth of culture as a music video concept.
Coldplay also has a history of cultural appropriation in their videos, like Princess of China (ft Rihanna)
There are worse examples of cultural appropriation like Selena Gomez’s Come and Get It MV and Iggy Azalea’s Bounce MV but my main issue with this situation is that Beyonce fans are trying to go to any length to defend her. Black people can also be perpetrators of cultural appropriation. Anyone can.
My culture is not a costume.
Accept that your fave has messed up, learn from it, and move on.
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-he has a thing for when you refer to him as ‘Master Kenobi’ or ‘Master Obi-wan’ or something of that nature. Hearing the way that title rolls off your lips just drives him wild and makes him want to hear you crying that out in the bedroom or where ever he decides to take you >;)
-Obi-wan looooves hearing you voice your desires. He gets really aroused when you lean in by his ear and tell him how badly you want him. The thought of you wanting him so much that youre willing to tell him gets his heart racing.
-Obi-wan just melts when you give him neck kisses. Youve learned its his ultimate weak spot, as soon as your lips attach to his neck, he starts to unravel. His hands deperately seek out you curves or start to tangle in your locks.
-he also really likes it when you sit on his lap
-*cough cough* secretly likes to be called daddy*cough cough*
Requested by @peanadwithjam: this might sound weird but can i request a scenario where youre on your period but jimin,your bf is like deperate and horny or something?idek but yeah😂💓
Okay, i hope this is ok. Cause like… i’m not even sure hehe. i was in such a fluffy mood. Hope you like it.
It’s been a while since the last time you saw your boyfriend, Jimin was promoting the new single, and soon went to tour with the boys. It’s been 2 moths since you’ve seen each other, and you miss him, his smile, texting him constantly, talking to him on a regular basis, but you also missed… him. That part of him that no other man could give to you the way he did, you were sexually frustrated but you manage to contain yourself, you know that when he gets back its gonna be you + him + love in a cabana, you just needed to wait. You also knew, he needed you, just as much as you needed him.
You received his text letting you know he will arrive in 2 days, and you couldn’t contain your happiness, you began planning your night at every detail, but that same day, late night a friend came to visit you, a friend you weren’t happy to see. — Your period. Pain struck you during the first day, and also anger, cause you knew the night was ruined. At the second day things were fine, you’d take tons of painkillers and life was great, you decided to just enjoy the night with him watching movies and talking about his tour, even tho that was not his plan.
You heard the door open, and you already knew, you got up and ran to the meet your boyfriend that carried a small luggage and a plastic bag as soon as you saw him, he dropped everything knowing what was coming. “Jiminnnn” You shouted before jumping and wrapping your legs around his body, hugging him, pulling a few seconds later to kiss his lips.
“I missed you so much” a radiant smile was on your lips as you constantly kissed his face, he giggled at your behavior.
“Do I need to cary you till the couch?” he asked smiling, still holding onto your body.
“Yes you do!” you pecked his nose. He grabbed the luggage and plastic bag, and closed the door. He took the luggage to your room, and went to the kitchen. You kept a hold onto his body, making sure you wouldn’t fall, your head on his neck inhaling his smell as he walked thru the house with you around his body, just like a koala.
“You do know i get tired, right?” he let out a sigh.
“I know Jiminiee, and i love to be the one making you feel tired.” you smiled brightly. He puts the plastic bag on the freezer, you assumed it was food, then carried you to the couch, letting your body fall on it, and laid right on top of you.
“Now let me look at your face.” He caressed your cheeks, and stroke your hair. “I missed your beautiful face.”
“I missed you too.” He kissed your lips.
“You cooked this?” he said after putting the plates on the sink.
“Yeah i did, i wanted you to have a home cooked meal.” you smiled and handed him the glasses.
“Your cooking is improving.” He complimented, and headed to the couch.
“Thank you.” you shyly smiled, and followed him.
“What movie are we watching again?” he asked grabbing the remote control.
“Anything, i don’t really care. I just want to spend time with you.” you curled your body next to him.
“If that’s what you want…” he turned the tv off, and turned to face you. “We can spend time together” he smirked, and kissed your lips, and in a matter of minutes both were in a intense make out section, his hands running thru your body, they went inside your shirt, caressing your breasts, and he soon got tired of feeling the fabric, so he opened your bra and slide it off your arms and under your shirt. He lifted your shirt, admired your body for glimpse of a second and with his mouth he licked, and bite the nipple while massaging the other with his hands. Your bodies temperatures was rising, you missed this, you missed him, you wanted him, all you could think about now is how much you wanted his naked body on top of yours.
His hands began to make their way to your lower half, he reached your shorts, unbuttons it, and as soon as he touched your panties fabric, you stopped him.
“We… we can’t” you hesitated breathing heavily.
“Why not?” he spoke between kisses on your neck, he kept on sucking and biting there, and his hand didn’t stop moving down.
“Baby i mean it, stop.” you took his hands away from your lower half.
“What? Did i do something?” he asked confused.
“No, i just… I’m on my strawberry week.” you grinned at him.
“Your what? What do strawberries have to do with- Oh” he finally caught up. “You mean you’re on your period.” he sighed. “Ok, that’s… unfortunate. But we can still-”
“No Jimin, i’ve told you before, i’m not down for that.” you rolled your eyes thinking about that possibility.
“I was gonna say” he paused dramatically “We can keep it on second base.” He seductively smiled.
“Can you handle it?” you lifted one eyebrow in disbelief. He could usually control himself, but you knew he was exploding inside with desire.
“If that’s the best i get” he came closer. “I’ll take it.” his lips touched yours once again.
You smiled, and kissed him back. His hands eventually went back to underneath your shirt to meet your breasts as your tongues danced, soft moans filled your ears and turned you on. His voice sounded deep with desire as he began to whisper on your ears.
He positioned himself behind you, so he could rub his body against your behind, while his hands did wonders to your breasts.
“You don’t know how much i’ve missed this” he licked your ear. “How much I’ve missed you.” he kept on sucking on your neck and biting, you moan in pleasure and that simply drives him to the edge, it was torture, to be able to touch your body and not be inside you.
You pressed your ass against him, feeling his length hard just like a rock. You smiled, and moved your hips and down causing him to groan.
“You don’t know what your doing to me Y/N” he breathed heavily, your hand met his pants and you rubbed his erection, you felt him squirm behind you and heard what sounded almost as a scream of relief coming from his lips, you could tell, he was close.
He grabbed onto your body with all the strength he had, and buried his face on your neck, sucking hard, his hands finds your breast once again and he pinches the nipples just enough to drive you crazy. He quickened his movements against your ass, while you whined in pleasure, soon enough both reached a release point, and it felt so good.
You turn to face him, and he held onto your body softly. “I wouldn’t have survived if this didn’t happen.” he confessed between heavy breathing and smiles.
“I missed this too baby.” you smiled, recovering your breath.
Can someone point me out how “Kylux is more realistic and plausible than Reylo”? No hate, ship what you want, but come on, let’s be realistic here;
-it’s confirmed they hate each other
-Kylo Ren is disgusted by him, and Hux ecen woth mention him, consider him. On they other hand “the scavenger girl” Rey(is worth all of his time).
-“…to add to that discomfort, that slimy sycophant Hux always seemed to appear at the most awkward possible moment.
He gritted his teeth, angry at himself. It was a measure of his current weakness that something like jealousy toward an insignificant simpleton like Hux could even enter his mind. It was nothing but a waste of physical energy and mental concentration. Hux—Hux was not worthy of such attention.
The girl, on the other hand…”
-Kylo Ren is completely drawn and fascinated to Rey (and oviously sexually attracted to her too), basically chasing her asking her deperately to be her teacher in the whole movie and her carrying her bride-freakin-style, with no care for the war and world; the Reylo subtext is so heavy.
-”forget the droid, we have what we need”
-even Snoke realized how heavy impact has Rey to Kylo, she already affects Kylo in such point, cannot control himself when it comes to her and acting impulsively and with no common sense.
Like we know at this point it’s one-sided, but Reylo was being heavily point out, their already deep connection, the Light and Darkness apects; the earth completely split in two between them, how much more symbolic can this be?
Like, just ship what you want, but don’t come and invalidate my ship, to make yours more appealing.