Culture Vulture: Artists Accused of Cultural Misappropriation

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Gwen Stefani

When the former No Doubt lead singer debuted her first solo LP, Love. Angel. Music. Baby. in 2004, she began featuring a group of Japanese dancers/fashionistas she called "the Harajuku Girls." They were in her videos. They were her background dancers. They were her entourage. But they never said a word a stark contrast to their roots in self-expression in the Japanese underground. People called them stereotypical and called Stefani an "exploitation artist."

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