I love Halloween, but not the inevitable whining about "cultural appropriation" when someone dares to wear an "offensive" ethnic costume.
I admit that in some instances, an individual dressing up as someone from another race has been genuinely offensive.
But much more often, a non-Japanese person wearing a kimono or a non-Native wearing a headdress are doing so because they love that culture and want to celebrate it. Other times, it's to make a humourous or satirical point.
(And you'll notice that it's never called "cultural appropriation" when you wear a Viking costume, a kilt or other traditional "white" garb...)
Those opposed to "cultural appropriation" don't realize they are actually advocating a form of segregation.
And it's paternalistic, too: So often, these critics are white people yelling at other whites on behalf of another ethnic group!
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