January 05, 2018

Why no “temper tantrums” from Left over “Indigenized” Star Wars artwork?

David MenziesMission Specialist

 

Comox First Nation artist Andy Everson has created artwork by putting his own unique “Indigenized” take on Star Wars imagery.

Everson told the CBC that growing up in the ’70s, Star Wars influenced him in numerous ways and eventually he had the opportunity to use his artistic talents to modify the iconic images.

The results are superb and it seems the majority of Star Wars fans love the final product too since the first run of aboriginal-themed artwork sold out.

His political angle aside, as a supporter of freedom of expression, I applaud his artwork, but even so, I must ask, what’s wrong with this picture?

Isn’t this whole idea of taking something created by others and embracing it or modifying it the very definition of cultural appropriation?

This should cause cultural appropriation zealots to give their heads a shake.

It’s plus-plus, not a matter of one group taking away from another, which, sadly, always seems to be the Left’s narrative.

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commented 2018-01-05 17:45:42 -0500
Right on PAUL MCCULLOUGH … you missed out Straight, but it’s hard to keep the list as the ladder has so many rungs on it now…
commented 2018-01-05 14:13:16 -0500
SJW complaints against you depend on your place on the ladder of victimhood. If you’re on the bottom – white, Christian, male, conservative – your very existence is offensive to them.
commented 2018-01-05 13:07:33 -0500
Not only are the Left behind, they are also Backward. Like as in, Duuh, umpa a dumpa dum.