Goddess of word,
Bitches I’mma keep it banging
stunting for living
Anonymous asked: Do you think that M.I.A. is guilty of cultural appropriation?
she experiences all of the negatives /marginalizations of any culture she has tapped in to.
And its 20% to do with her music and 80% ethnically non-western and visibly brown but racially ambiguous woman.
M.I.A wears a burqa to event, headlines read something along the lines of “m.i.a sympathizes with terrorism” OR “M.I.A endorses islam”
Lady gaga does the same and headlines read “avante garde feminism” “highbrow statement” “art”
So whether its her as a militant woman in the bushes of jungle in videos such as “sunshowers” or dancing around with a all black male crew in “boyz” (sidenote: there is huge population of people of south asian descent in the west indies) or she is a arab chat site princess in “XXXO” or a leader of a highly gifted crew of car drifters some where being most definately bombed by usa, these are all within a world that
Western media(no matter how “open minded”)cannot particularly differintiate her from, basically the west do not see m.i.a to be any different from the world she shows in her work.
That combined with her politics and work is something that is constantly used against her across the board, from the liberal west saying shit like “i read the NYT article and her shit is fake and she is totally a gimmick” (meanwhile a matted old white guy like russel brand can make a few recycled socialist statements and be on the cover GQ whilst being hailed as the “new john lennon” who btw is another matted white guy idc for tbh) and the western right saying shit like ” the middle finger at the super bowl was like burning the american flag! did you know she has a terrorist background?!? Her father is atheist muslim cleric trained by russian communists who now preaches tamil jihad in india where she is from”
You want to see cultural appropriation ? go watch that horribly video by iggy azalea, go watch anything by gwen stefani, go watch that samurai china bs rihanna & coldplay pulled, go watch that horrible amas performance by katy perry etc
Natalie Glover, M.I.A, Venus X
the level of stunt going on in this picture is fucking insane