I was at Hot Topic and saw this cool tshirt for some band or something called Bring Me the Horizon and idk what bring me the horizon is and don’t really care but the shirt is cute so i’ll wear it
This was an experiment. See how people started getting mad at me for “buying” a Bring Me The Horizon shirt, when I said I really knew nothing about them? How I said I bought it simply because I thought it was cute? Completely disregarding who the band was?
This is how people from other cultures feel when you purchase and wear garb from their culture with no knowledge of what that garb symbolizes and means. If you wear or use something for the wrong reasons, people get mad.
This has got to be by far one of the best ways to explain cultural appropriation to people.
trouble is the people calling for shirt removal are acting like tools
Speaking as a metal person. I thought it was going to be a “look at how silly metal people are” post before I read that it was a post about appropriation. All it has taught me is that when minorities get mad, it’s the same reason silly metal people get mad: That is, none of their fucking business what other people are doing.
Wear our shirts. Support our music. Pay money into our culture.
Also if this starts happening regularly, it might incentivize bands to get more legible logos. Although black metal bands would go as hard as they could in the other direction.
The terrible logos are part of the charm though.