Culture Vulture: Artists Accused of Cultural Misappropriation
Miley Cyrus' controversial twerking at the VMAs, while getting folks up in arms over decency on TV, has also served as another point of discussion — culture misappropriation, which is not only lifting another people's symbols and rituals, but misusing them as well. (That's not what foam fingers are for, Miley.)
But really, however sincerely interested the former Hannah Montana may be in making music that "feels Black," she is simply the latest in a long line of people who've inappropriately reworked someone else's way of life. Click on for a look at more examples in recent history.
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