Culture, Racism, and Kpop
Since everyone is acting like as if google doesn’t exist. I’m going to just make a long post about tuns of stuff.
Firstly, since it’s the most popular at the moment, Jackson Wang. What Jackson did was extremely insensitive, not only insensitive but extremely micro aggressive. The first thing he do after getting a few civil comments from his black fans is for him to call us ridiculous and haters. And on top of the that, to say that he wore the dreads to show his appreciation for black culture.
First off, that’s a cheap ass excuse, if Jackson genuinely cared about the culture, he wouldn’t just make lame ass rap songs in baggy shirts, he’d actually get to know us. Black culture isn’t just rap music, black culture is many things, it’s extremely diverse. And if he was SO interested in it, I’d hear him discuss it more, all I’ve ever hear Jackson talk about when it comes to black culture is RAP! I’ve never heard him talk him talk about anything regarding black culture besides rap. Jackson doesn’t care about black people, he said that to shut us up.
Secondly, Jackson literally said that he wanted the hair style to show us his appreciation. And since a lot of you don’t know the difference between appropriation and appreciation, here’s a lesson, free of charge.
Appreciation of someone else’s culture is actually taking time out of your day to knowledge yourself on the culture and it’s history. Genuinely showing interest to the point that you don’t want to be offensive because you appreciate the culture so much, that you don’t want to disrespect the history nor the people. Appropriation is taking out the little things you personally like and using it as a costume, something you’ll throw on for fun and when you’re done with it, toss it away. That’s what Jackson is doing. Wearing the culture as a costume, and when he’s done playing dress up for the day, go back to being the idol from Hong Kong. Jackson know that’s offensive, he’s been called out at least twice in his career. Jackson know what’s he’s doing. He simply, doesn’t care. That’s why a lot of black fans canceled him (including myself) because why would I want to stan and give my money to someone who doesn’t give a fuck about me. Kpop consistently let us know bluntly they don’t want black people involved at all. All Kpop care about is East Asians and white people and they let us know that harshly everyday. Jackson has no problem clocking a Korean man speaking broken Chinese and being offensive to him. But as soon as the tables are turned, we’re haters. Lmao fuck him tbh and got7 as a whole.
Second lesson is that dreads aren’t apart of anyone else’s culture besides black culture don’t @ me on it.
Dreads are a hairstyle that was created by black people with our hair texture. NO ONE ELSES HAIR CAN DO THAT! Not those “Vikings” or any other bullshit “culture” you enjoy to bull out. Vikings literally had matted fucking hair because they were FILTHY!! It’s literally impossible for anyone without black coily hair to pull that shit off. That white people bullshit is literally just them refusing to wash their hair. If you have to do so much different treatment to your hair to the point it doesn’t even fucking move, shouldn’t that be enough evidence that it’s not meant for you??
To cut this shit short because it’s too long, Kpop doesn’t care about black people and they continue to show how much they don’t care. Jackson is trash and so is a lot of y'all fav boy groups. Dreads are exclusively apart of black culture. Sharing cultures is a cheap excuse to defend your favs. Lastly you can’t appropriate
“white culture” you can only assimilate because it’s the dominated culture amongst us in this Eurocentric world we live in.