Cultural Appropriation

Celebrity

Kim Kardashian Is Using Alice Marie Johnson to Sell Her Shapewear Line

The ad compares the freedom Johnson feels out of prison to the way shapewear makes her feel.
Taylor Hosking
9.2.19
Kim Oh No

Kim Kardashian's Underwear Line Just Pissed Off All of Japan

Kardashian is being accused of cultural appropriation⁠—again.
Tim Marcin
6.27.19
Music

Ariana Grande's Wax Figure Is Her, Minus Pretending to Be Black

Ariana Grande is white, and Madame Tussauds London's waxwork is a good reminder.
Alex Zaragoza
5.29.19
Music

The World's First Non-Korean K-Pop Group

We met up with the members of EXP Edition to find out why they’re trying to become the genre’s next breakout stars.
VICE Staff
7.19.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

How Mobile Apps Have Whitewashed Mindfulness Practices

On today's podcast episode, we talk about how the traditional Buddhist practice has been commodified.
VICE Staff
7.8.18
#Films

'Isle of Dogs' Is a White Man's Fantasy of Japan

Wes Anderson's latest film is funny, charming, and just straight up cultural appropriation.
Michael Sun
4.9.18
Culture

We Asked White People With Dreadlocks 'Why'

"I just think comments like 'dreads are for black people only' are the opposite of cultural progression."
Sophie Lamberts
11.28.17
Culture

How to Know If You Are a ‘Hipster Racist’

Take it from me, your black friend, I know the signs.
Noel Ransome
11.26.17
SBS VICELAND

Hoop Earrings Are My Culture, Not Your Trend

Hoops are worn by minorities as symbols of resistance, and strength. Think twice before you put them on.
Anonymous Author
10.10.17
Dreads

What I Learned As a White Dude With Dreadlocks

"I never would have realised how rough so many New Zealanders have it if I didn’t have dreads."
Isaac Craig
8.15.17
witch hunts

We Asked Witches How They Feel About People Using the Term ‘Witch Hunt’

"I get distressed because I think people don’t understand the history"
Manisha Krishnan
8.3.17
porn

Why Cultural Appropriation Is Given a Pass in Porn

A film in which a man uses a didgeridoo as a sex toy has thrown up all sorts of questions around why porn isn't treated the same as other media.
Nick Chester
6.26.17
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