May 30, 2017

High-priced Chanel boomerang triggers SJW outrage over cultural appropriation

David MenziesMission Specialist

High-end fashion house Chanel is the latest corporate entity finding itself in hot water with perpetually-offended social justice warriors over their high-priced Chanel-branded boomerang selling for a lofty $1,300 U.S.

Apparently, the Chanel boomerang has trigged the latest cultural appropriation outrage with Aboriginal activist Nayuka Gorrie telling The Guardian:

“Having a luxury brand swoop in, appropriate, sell our technologies and profit from our cultures for an absurd amount of money is ridiculous and hurtful.”

Technologies? At the risk of showing my white privilege, we’re talking about a stick here, not the iPhone.

But, what’s really odd is that boomerangs have been appropriated by other cultures and companies for decades without a a peep of protest uttered from aboriginals down under, yet when Chanel uses it, all hell breaks loose.

Why? Is this just a shakedown of a deep-pocketed company?

In any event, if the new normal is that only Aussie aboriginals can use boomerangs, does the cultural appropriation argument go the other way, too?

Shall we suggest that aboriginals can’t make use of planes, trains and automobiles and other technologies that have enriched our lives because doing so would be appropriating Caucasian culture?

Crikey, be careful what you wish for mates, because just like the boomerang, what goes around, comes around.

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commented 2017-05-31 13:04:13 -0400
This SJW complaint just might boomerang back on them.
commented 2017-05-31 01:07:57 -0400
well when you appease , the one you bent over for demands more and does not respect you , so all the SJW pandering companies are getting what they deserve, and it will only get worse.
commented 2017-05-31 00:45:44 -0400
So which primitive culture owns the copyright on the bow and arrow?….or for that matter FIRE….or the spear…or the knife…or napped flint….or the drum….or SJW academics….or the fucking bullshit victim trip…..even Marx and Trotski couldn’t in all honesty claim that.
commented 2017-05-30 22:20:07 -0400
For a school project in grade 7, I made a boomerang out of a piece of half-inch plywood. Although it was not a science project, I carved the edges in such a way that it actually worked. When the classmates heard me telling the teacher to throw it into the wind and see what happens, they laughed at me. The teacher came back to school the next day and told the whole class that it was true, Lee’s boomerang actually turns around in the wind and comes back toward the user. We went out to the football field after school and everybody gave it a try until the thing was completely wrecked.
I can’t handle the feelings of guilt any longer. I am turning myself in tomorrow morning on the condition that I be immediately extradited to Australia to face the music. I’m really going to miss shovelling snow for six months of the year.
commented 2017-05-30 21:49:34 -0400
Aboriginal?

I want her to stop cultural appropriation of everything a white man invented.

Let’s start with electricity
commented 2017-05-30 20:15:38 -0400
I would like Chanel to make a toilet brush, it would be more useful than a boomerang!
commented 2017-05-30 19:36:15 -0400
Nayuka Gorrie: Just another ineffective person looking for attention. It’s called multiculturalism. No one is making you buy one. Honestly, do you really believe that many will buy them? It’s not like they are cutting edge technology that everyone will want. Those that do buy them obviously have too much money and should be relieved of it.

Faux news to distract people from the many serious issues affecting the world today.
commented 2017-05-30 19:33:24 -0400
See, this kind of stuff isn’t passing the smell test. Why in the fk would Chanel come out with a high priced boomerang? I mean what over payed twit at Chanel said, “you know what would be great? a $1300 boomerang!” It just doesn’t make any sense, it’s fake, it’s a set up for the fake outrage. Holy crap, an ABBA song i’ve never even heard of before, I didn’t think that was even possible! You amaze Menzoid.
commented 2017-05-30 18:59:47 -0400
Andrew Mirlach, thanks for your post.
commented 2017-05-30 17:39:36 -0400
David Menzies, thanks for that. I like Abba too, and had not heard the song you featured!
I think Gorrie the complainer, is looking for attention and a payout, cultural appropriation claims are ridiculous… all this faux rage is tiring! The folks who do all the crying don’t seem capable in following the logic… as David so humorously pointed out.
commented 2017-05-30 17:38:41 -0400
The oldest known Boomerang, is 20000 years old and was found in POLAND! Those pesky Aboriginal’s have appropriated my Culture!

“While it is commonly believed that the boomerang originated in Australia, it has actually been found to be a part of many ancient civilizations. Even King Tutankhamun of Egypt had an extensive collection of boomerangs! What is believed to be the oldest boomerang—at around 20,000 years old—was found in a cave in what is now Poland, and was made from the ivory of a mammoth tusk. Boomerangs have been found among the artifacts of ancient civilizations throughout Europe.”

http://www.owensboomerangs.com/styled-7/index.html
commented 2017-05-30 17:24:48 -0400
Again, I say, A nincompoop, is a nincompoop, is a nincompoop!