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Old 06 October 2018, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by damian View Post
In my experience, most of those complaining about cultural appropriation are from the Western Culture. Many, if not all, of the countries I have visited are happy to sell cultural trinkets and tat to the tourists. They are proud of their heritage and seem happy to want to share it with others.
For a western example, there is a difference between me buying a model of Big Ben (whether at a trinket shop in London or at a local store in the US) vs. me deciding that the Victoria Cross sure looks nifty and deciding to strut around wearing a replica of one, posing for pictures and all. Call it cultural appropriation, call it just being a twit, there's a degree of cultural insensitivity to one that need not apply to the other. Can you see that distinction, at least?
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