If you haven’t seen it, it’s a spoof video targeting the racist comments on the Cheerios commercial.
This article started out as promising.
“…she (Carly Rae Jepsen) rocked a beauty look I’m not certain will be as popular. I really liked her dark purple manicure.. But the bindis glued to her fingers? Beyond nail art. This is finger art, which I guess has kind of been a thing recently…”
Ok… but it’s not going to be popular, and it’s beyond nail art, because it isn’t nail art, right? It’s a part of a culture. It is disrespectful to treat a culture as a passing trend, as nail art, that comes and goes according to the whims of the people.
“I can’t really hate on the bindis, though. As a child of the ’90s and a No Doubt fan, I sauntered into middle school wearing a bindi on my forehead on more than one occasion…”
I… what? What about the cultural appropriation going on here? What about the thoughtlessness of this act? Ok, so you did it during middle school. But that was middle school! You couldn’t have know any better. (Although I argue that you really should have, but I digress.)
I know that you’ve probably grown, matured, and educated yourself since then in order to work for a prestigious magazine. Allure magazine is enormously influential, and you have certain responsibilities that go with being the associate editor. I’m waiting for the punchline. I know that you see the more egregious thing wrong with this “beauty trend.”
“My question: Has wacky nail art become so unshocking that the trend will spread all the way up to the fingers? Is forearm art next?”
THAT’S YOUR QUESTION? That’s what you’re most concerned about? Are you kidding me right now. No. You’re actually serious and oblivious. Besides the questionable fashion and beauty taste behind a finger bindi, you couldn’t see the bigger thing wrong with a white girl wearing a finger bindi?
And that was pretty much my thought process reading that article. I do not mean to single out the author of this article because the magazine as a whole failed. They failed to see how white girls can disrespect, to say the least, other girls without even thinking about it. I had really hoped that Allure would be more forward thinking and enlightened than this, and I am honestly just disappointed.
Submitted by daubentonian
OKAY WHAT THE FUCK
BINDIS SHOULD NOT BE ON YOUR FUCKING FINGERS
HEY I JUST MET YOU
AND THIS IS CRAZY
BUT YOU’RE APPROPRIATING MY CULTURE
SO STOP IT MAYBE
Wonder what they’re learning. Probably their place in life.
Submitted by third-round-charm
I made this especially for Mehreen because I thought she would get a chuckle out of it. Then i thought about how oppressed we all really are and how laughing is Haraam and how i totally need someone to tell me what is and isn’t humorous.
Submitted by shahzadgai
Oppressed Brown Girls getting a lesson on liberation from Blondie.
Submitted by tumifromjoborg
Mod note: Sorry for being so behind on submissions! We’ll be posting all of them soon.
the oppression starts at childhood
Submitted by goyalla
Help this snowwoman is oppressing me.
A white snowman. I see what you did there, brown girl.