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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Cosmo’s Racial “Sensitivity” is Actually Super-Racist

Well, Halloween is around the corner again, and the killjoys on the left are busy fretting that someone might wear the wrong thing and this annoyed me enough to make me want to blog again.  Yep, it’s the fear of “cultural appropriation”—the idea that the only people who can enjoy another culture are people from the ethnic/racial group that was historically associated with it.  So, only Native Americans can wear native American headdresses, I guess only Italian Americans can eat Pizza, and so on.  It’s a unique topic where people claiming they are opposed to racism regularly prove that they are actually super racist.

See, the first problem is that for one to “appropriate” a culture—that is, commit theft—you have to believe it is the exclusive property of... some person or group of people.  Which then leads you down all kinds of racist rabbit holes.

Don’t believe me?  Well, let’s look at how Cosmo dealt with this.  I first became aware of their latest tripe, by seeing this tweet.

Hey Parents: Maybe Don't Dress Your Kid Up As Moana This Halloween
— Cosmopolitan (@Cosmopolitan) October 23, 2017

Yep, it’s an article worried about cultural appropriation.  As you probably know by now, Moana is based on Polynesian folklore and it’s a very good movie.  (Seriously, see it, if you haven’t.  You will thank me later.)  Anyway, the Cosmo article confirms that it is concerned primarily with white girls dressed up as the titular Disney Princess* with this passage:

Chances are, you have a child that is enamored with all things Disney and wants to be all of the princesses. All of them! Especially Moana.

The New York Post recently highlighted an article on about how that’s probably not a good choice if your kid is white, and revealed that “moms are freaking out” over the culturally appropriative costume.