Cultural Appropriation


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.


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

Kardashian is being accused of cultural appropriation⁠—again.


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.


Only White People Can Get Away With the Microdosing Trend

Americans have been increasingly vocal about the potential benefits of psychedelics. But there are few, if any, black voices contributing the conversation. Why?


'N*****fishing' Is the New Form of Blackface

The word describes white women who change their appearance to look black or racially ambiguous. We spoke to someone accused of this, and to the women calling her out.


This Chef Wants to Reclaim Bone Broth

Mithalee Rawat sees her bone broth as a way of reclaiming the culture she’s watched be appropriated for decades.


For Hawaiians, Defending 'Aloha' and 'Poke' Is About More than Just Food

Hawaii-based writer James Charisma explains why there's more to the Aloha Poke Co. drama than just semantics.


'Bad Appetite' Puts the Food World's Cultural Appropriation on the Chopping Block

Comedian Jenny Yang uses her nascent YouTube series to showcase underrepresented voices in food.


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.


How Mobile Apps Have Whitewashed Mindfulness Practices

On today's podcast episode, we talk about how the traditional Buddhist practice has been commodified.


To Some, Mindfulness Feels too Whitewashed to Embrace

Can being more inclusive change the elitist vibe?


This White Comedian’s Rip-Off of 'This Is America' Is a Pile of Garbage

What the hell is Nicole Arbour trying to do?