Darragh McManus: ‘Do not be so foolish – cultures combine and borrow on a regular basis’

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Darragh McManus: ‘Do not be so foolish – cultures combine and borrow on a regular basis’

‘TEN culturally appropriated costumes to keep away from this Halloween.’ ‘Probably the most offensive Halloween costumes of 2018.’ ‘My tradition’s not a fancy dress: cultural consciousness for Halloween.’ ‘Do not be that individual sporting an offensive Halloween costume.’

These learn like dispatches from a weird alternate universe – a very moronic one – however they’re actual current headlines.

The row over cultural appropriation has been central to the exhaustingly childish “tradition wars” engulfing US media and politics for the previous few years. Don’t be concerned if the time period (or certainly the idea) is unfamiliar; like a lot else, Irish individuals who take all their influences from social media will little question quickly be wailing about this alleged crime towards humanity.

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