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The ridiculous notion that being of a different culture or race (especially white) means that you are not allowed to adopt things from other cultures. This does nothing but support segregation and hinder progress in the world. All it serves to do is to promote segregation and racism.
"That plain ass white bitch is wearing a bindi! That's classic Cultural Appropriation!"

"Doesn't Osaka in Japan have a bastardized Americanized city? Isn't that Cultural Appropriation?"
"Cultural Appropriation only applies to white people, so that doesn't count."
by garrenn November 25, 2014
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when white people thinks it's okay to steal all the ~~~pretty~~~ or appealing things from cultures and use them for attention (i.e basically every white female celebrity with a bindi or miley cyrus and 'twerking') . It's pretty annoying and i ask you to please stop
example of cultural appropriation:

miley cyrus: i may be a hill-billy but i can twerk!!!

white audience: lmao raise da roof!!!!!! holla!!

black audience: "hysterical laughter"
by pissedoff123 November 13, 2013

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