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No Doubt "Looking Hot" Official Lyric Video

vonlisbon 21st-Nov-2012 09:56 pm (UTC)
jeah what is this comment. People being bothered by misappropriations or minstrel stylizing of other cultures is nothing shocking and new.
vonlisbon 21st-Nov-2012 10:18 pm (UTC)
Cultural misappropriations/mistrelizations aren't usually meant to be educational...

I'm sorry idk I just don't entirely understand your POV. I agree that this is hardly the most offensive way people have appropriated the Native American stereotype though.
between_lights 21st-Nov-2012 11:41 pm (UTC)
yeah, you really are actually.
between_lights 21st-Nov-2012 11:57 pm (UTC)
wtf wow there is seriously something wrong with you...
lloneke 22nd-Nov-2012 12:37 am (UTC)
Um did you see the video? It was more than just a headdress. They were in teepees, regalia etc

I mean I get what you're saying. It's easy to not understand why natives get so offended.Natives are portrayed in media as kind of just a part of the American myth. Headdresses and regalia have various significance in several tribes. We are represented as 'sexy pocahontas', glorified stoic plains indian or a sports mascot. For a proud people trying to regain their culture and be recognized as a genuine part of the American population, representations like the video kind of demean the slow progress we have taken.

Its kind of like oppressors making fun of the oppressed. I mean, I do think that there can be more appropriate representations of natives, but I feel like no one does any actual research and just perpetuate these caricatures of native people.
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