March 14, 2018

Barbara Kay: Cultural appropriation is an absurd concept

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

On last night's show, National Post columnist Barbara Kay joined me to discuss the Bruno Mars "cultural appropriation" insanity. 

Apparently, the mixed-race singer and songwriter isn't "black" enough to perform "black" music.

Baraba explains that all art includes some degree of "cultural appropriation" and that groups claiming to be oppressed are now the first ones telling others how they're permitted to express themselves.

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commented 2018-03-16 04:45:14 -0400
One bit of “cultural appropriation” that I definitely would like to see eradicated is the the trend in the last two decades or so of “ragging” the national anthem in both Canada and the USA… It used to be a matter of pride to sing it loud and clear… These days it seems to be a contest as to who can put the most “vocal excursions”. “trills” and “scooby-doo” effects into singing the anthems on both side of the border… The singing of Canada’s anthem at the Vancouver Olympics was a horror show… Ditto the recent Super Bowl…
commented 2018-03-15 04:30:20 -0400
For God’s sake.. “cultural appropriation” has been going on since the first cave man made a trade for the shiny trinket hanging off the neck of the guy from the next tribe down the river… And didn’t Marco Polo “culturally appropriate” noodles from the Chinese upon returning to Venice???… I say, stop this obviously CONTRIVED madness which is deliberately meant to divide society!…
commented 2018-03-15 01:25:09 -0400
Andrew Mirlach you know you speak Blasphemy, progressives think everything started when they first heard about it.
commented 2018-03-14 15:40:59 -0400
Black Music? The first rap song that was ever recorded was ‘Kinesiska Muren’ With Swedish artist Evert Taube which was recorded in the 1920’s.