July 28th, 2014: Out and about in New York City
im gonna fuckin throw up
Okay, okay calm down, people.
While you are all losing your mind over ‘cultural appropriation” of an Indian dress, nobody actually consulted THE INDIANS.
In our country, if a foreigner wears an Indian saree, we actually appreciate it. It shows that the foreigner respects us enough to try our clothes. And the saree, mind you, is not a religious thing. Hindus can wear sarees, Muslims can wear sarees, Sikh’s can wear sarees, Jain’s can wear sarees and so on.
Like Americans have short dresses, compare that with sarees. Going to a party? Saree. Going to temple? Saree, and so on.
Some Indians wear it, some don’t. Some hate it and think its oppressing, some love embracing the unique style.
Point is, don’t hate on her for wearing this. Don’t hate on anyone for wearing sarees or any variations of sarees. We love to see others embracing our culture. Why do you think we open our gates to allow everyone to practice yoga and fins spiritual meaning?
Culture is not meant to be kept within four walls, it should be spread.
alright but ur whole point is based around the idea that she is in india where i agree, her wearing a saree would be respectful but the thing she is NOT in india or any other south asian country where it is alright for her to wear it. and just because you do not find it offensive doesnt mean every other indian agrees with you. she is taking a part of your culture and using it as a fashion trend and sure saris may not be religious but it is cultural and she doesnt have the right to take a part of another culture and advertise it as beautiful when if an indian wore it they would prolly get called out for it or be called dothead or looked at differently for it is ‘odd’. i am all for cultural exchange but gaga has shown time n time again that she isnt willing to do that from burka swag to this, i am not a fan of her and im sad you condone this behavior.