A mom from Utah decided to surprise her daughter by throwing in a Japanese-themed party and she posted about it on her personal blog. The last thing she expected was to find herself under fire for encouraging racism. Luckily, one commentator, who happened to be Japanese decided to step in and set things straight. His final words were basically the mic drop of the century.
Sadly, this mom who runs a The Gala Gals, a party planning blog, is just the latest victim of the modern debate on cultural appropriation. Seems like people are divided in their opinion when they see someone wearing a kimono (or other traditional garment from any country/nation). Some think the reason is appreciating the beauty and historical significance of Japan, while others think that the real reason is just to make fun of them.
Even today the sharing of cultural elements can create more distance between us which is shocking to say the least.
Read on and find out how this latest Tumblr spat play4ed out and tell us what you think in the comments section below!
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