omg i read an article that men hate high waisted skirts so i wore 17 pairs on top of eacha other to school because fuck the patriarchy and my principal told me to take it off because it was a hindrance so i spit acid into his eyes. ANY WOMAN SHOULD WEAR WHATEVER SHE WANTS. #feminism
i can't go shopping without dressing like i'm going on an interview. i have to prove with my clothing choice that i have money to the store clerks because if i go out in sweatpants and a t-shirt they'll accuse me of stealing and perform embarrassing and degrading searches on me in front of everyone. white women may be free to wear whatever they want, but i am not.
Real Talk: Jackson. Appropriation VS Appreciation.
This is about Jackson Wang from Got7 wearing dread locks in a Chinese advertisement, just in case you haven’t seen all of the drama and people attacking him. (pictures below)
I’ll start off with saying, I don’t give a fuck that he wore dreadlocks. There, that saved you a lot of reading and time, so if you would like to unfollow/block me, go ahead. Agree to disagree. People want MY opinion on this, so here it is:
The way people are attacking him is all kinds of wrong. I’m ok with people explaining nicely about the history of dreads and how people can take an offense to non Black people wearing that style, that’s their opinion, even though some where being way too harsh about it but reading all the hate comments are disgusting. You would think Jackson got caught in an animal cruelty case (God forbid) or rape case (God forbid), so I’m reading twitter and instagram and saying to myself…what is happening? I’ve never seen K Hip Hop artist get THIS much heat and they wear dreads and braids on a daily basis, but when Jackson wears them in an ad, he gets so much hate and death threats.
“He’s so wrong”
“He doesn’t care about Black people but he’s wearing our hair style” -Oh I’m sorry I didn’t know Jackson hated Black people..
Let me tell you something, I know people are going to hate me for my opinion, but they hate me anyway lol, so fuck it. I understand where their passion comes from, people hate that other races look up to Black people and want to dress like us, be like us, but at the end of the day they don’t want to be with us or could care less about us for real, I GET IT!. I get it, there’s a lot of people out there that don’t like us for real but wear our hair styles. I understand appropriation. I understand the history of it all. I’m proud to be Black and love my race, my culture and the passion we have.
And I also love that other races look up to our people sooo much that they want to dress like their favorite rapper, or try their style, the rappers themselves are even flattered and don’t care, they just love that they are looked up to and inspire people of all races.
Oh wait, my antil Blackness coon-ness is showing, let me stop! (sarcasm)
But personally, If people who are not Black wear braids, dreadlocks and they’re NOT doing it to mock us, profit from us, claiming it as their own, not a racist, and fucks with my people heavy and NOT doing it to degrade our race (like Jackson!), then I don’t give a damn how you wear your hair, bitch you can wear dreadlocks til yo ass 90, I do not give a damn, there’s some fuck up things going on out there in the REAL world of appropriation. Like this fashion show that was urban themed, gave them afros, braids, but there were no Black people in the show, obviously I was annoyed, because what are they doing? Profiting off of Black people and NOT giving any credit and claiming it as new/ their own. That’s the problem with appropiating. It’s stealing from one’s culture and giving no credit.
What is Jackson doing? Is he racist? is he claiming it as his own? Is he constantly doing it? Is he discrediting Black people and acting like it’s a brand new thing he’s doing?
What did Jackson do that SOOOOOOO MANY other non Black people do every day and are getting their hair braided as I type this. I’m lost as to why people are jumping down his throat and giving him threats and demanding an apology like he said “N*gger” or something?
^ He’s right! What I said above, he’s NOT doing it to degrade or profit from our race. I said my thoughts before he even responded.
+ People are offended by his response saying he “is saying fck you to us, he doesn’t care about our culture, he doesn’t listen to us”, damn! what do you want him to say? Do you not see the hate comments he’s getting?, telling him to die, saying racial slurs, you guys want to play victim in every little thing so badly, there is NOTHING wrong with his responses, they are haters. He could’ve said worse.
+And “you are on the wrong page” he’s right! If you don’t like him and want to send him hate, then you ARE ON THE WRONG PAGE. If you have a problem with him, then don’t be on his page. don’t even click on it.
^HE APPRECIATES OUR PEOPLE!
HE’S INSPIRED BY OUR PEOPLE!
HE LOVES OUR PEOPLE!
HE LOOKS UPTO OUR PEOPLE!
The last thing on my mind is someone’s hair. I don’t know about y’all but I got bigger fish to fry in this racist world, and Jackson’s 2 minute twists are the least of the problem.
And I know they will say, “So who cares wrong is wrong, he needs to be educated”, HE IS! He knows about Black people, his role models are Black, so of course he’s going to want what they want, you guys are acting like he wore the dreads to be ignorant and racist and you’re acting like he constantly “steals” from our culture and profits from it, he doesn’t.
“what track would you go into if you were in starfleet?”
dude I just want to be some dumbass civilian on deep space nine. dressing like a black light carpet in a 90’s arcade but like in a slutty futuristic way. maybe I’ve got a job cleaning the station or something but ultimately not doing shit all day. getting drunk at quark’s bar. getting fucked by my alien boyfriend. free healthcare. I don’t give a FUCK.
that one post about the summer science camp and the kids covered in shaving cream eating the watermelon alien eggs in the middle of the night isnt even surprising. Like all the comments on it are like “wtf is this” but those people have never been to a summer camp. As someone who went to one from 8th to 12th grade, summer camps are surreal and just plain weird like
that one year where the entire group had an intense obsession with old bay seasoning. old bay got put on everything. pasta. sandwiches. chips. pudding. a guy snorted it
same kid also drank dirty taco dishwater on a dare
flies on leashes
one of the guys had 4 pairs of decorative boxers. he shared them with 3 other guys and they wore them over their shorts for at least 3 days. they wore them in public. theres a picture of them doing model poses in front of a waterfall wearing fluorescent decorative boxers over their shorts
a girl deadpan goes “i am the captain now” and then pushes our counselor out of the raft into the white water rapids. he was cool with it
the 2 guys that shared a canoe and tipped their boat 7 times in 30 min
everyone imitates a velociraptor when you cross that specific field on the hike. no one questions it
the indestructable piece of firewood that became a minor deity
hearing coughing and screaming in the tents at 12 am because someone decided to kill all the bugs on the ceiling of their tent with a 10 second long spray of 40% deet aerosol bug repellent
someone put a frog in a kids shower. he let it stay in there with him. he kept it for the next 5 hours. it sat by his bowl at dinner
pillow fight using entire couch cushions in a shabby 1800′s log cabin
on the last night at camp we go back to the main property where the hotel is. the hotel kitchen has a cookie jar. we wanted cookies. so logically, we dressed in all black, put black mesh kits over our heads, grabbed a bunch of pool noodles, and “snuck” up to the half mile to the hotel, dropping to the ground anytime a car passed vaguely in our direction. we send a kid into the kitchen through a side door. he is acting as a decoy to get the staff out of the kitchen. he says he is a guest and cannot find the bathrooms (especially not the one in his guest room). he is still wearing the mock ninja attire. the last 2 staff leave to show him where the bathroom is in his own room that he doesnt actually have. everyone else in our group goes into the kitchen to get the cookies. the cookie jar is empty. we end up taking a half eaten loaf of wonder bread instead. we run back away from the hotel waving pool noodles in the air holding a loaf of wonder bread. no one questioned any part of this entire event.
basically dont underestimate the surrealist hive mind of a small group of people cut of from all social conventions for a week