talking to person u like alot and u feel like ur annoying them
"but cats can’t have powers! there can’t be tortoiseshell toms or white cats with black paws! cats can’t have a religion! warrior cats is so unrealistic!!!"
ur very cute and very far away please come be cute closer to me
Girl meets world addresses Cultural appropriation
… I’ve been waiting for this gifset to appear on my dash…. *heavy sigh*
NO. Wearing styles from Harajuku is not appropriation.
First, “Harajuku” is not a style. It’s a style hub, a place were people (mostly Japanese, but due to popularity, also foreigners) go to show off their personal styles of choice; whether it be Gyaru, Lolita, Cyber kei, Visual kei, Oshare kei, Gothic, Fairy. whatever. Cosplay is also seen here.
Second, Harajuku styles are not girls only. Plenty of boy styles.
Third, the different styles are based off many international influences, not just Japanese culture (most having NOTHING to do with Japanese culture). Example: Fairy and Pop kei are influences by predominately Western 80s style and cartoons. In fact, many of these styles are purposefully western in influence to go AGAINST normative styles and standards of beauty.
Fourth, the fashion styles are open for everyone, regardless of being Japanese or not. There are plenty of stores (often run by prevalent members of the fashion cultures) that sell to international clients, whether online or brick&mortar. Baby The Stars Shine Bright has a store in California. You would probably see more of these stores if the international fanbase were bigger.
Fifth, “Ambassadors” of the different styles travel all over the world to promote and spread the different fashions (and themselves, of course). This includes brand “Tea Parties,” promotional model searches, and fashion shows. People are INVITED to join the fun.
Sixth, it’s about as much culture appropriation as goth, punk, soft grunge, etc.
Seventh, it’s literally just fashion.
But I think the main issue I have with this: I’m pretty sure this part wasn’t about appropriation at all, but rather finding a style for yourself and not because you want to be popular. The girl in this show wasn’t dressing in a “Harajuku” style because she likes it; she was doing it for attention. Dressing in Lolita isn’t bad. Dressing in Lolita because you want people to pay attention and fawn over you is. Picking a style doesn’t mean you have to reinvent the wheel; it’s okay to wear a style that already exists. But do it for yourself and if it makes YOU happy for yourself. Not for the attention.
Glad someone said it better than me. This is not appropriation. She is wearing a street style. All I got to add is that this is kinda….silly? Like, if a girl puts on a Versace dress and doesn’t know its Versace and doesn’t give a crap about fashion, so what? So what if she likes that others look at her? These Disney tv shows are always creating pointless emty drama, bleh.
I’ve been obsessed with this ship lately ( giygasbandicoot knows why) so I painted this.
I don’t honestly know what I’m doing with my life
(◕‿‿◕✿◕✿)(◕‿◕✿) FIRI IEDNYL (◕‿◕✿) (◕‿‿◕✿FR‿◕✿IEN ◕DLY ✿) REMINDER FRIENDLY (◕‿◕✿) reminder freminder that FRIENDLY REMINder friend ly re mider that it’s okay to ‿◕✿ friend
ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ﾉ MEME FRIED DINNER ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ﾉຈ༽ FRIEヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ﾉ D FRENCH MEME NUGGETヽ༼ຈل͜༼ຈຈ༽ﾉ
the joke is that they both own the car