Japan shrugs while Gwen Stefani’s ‘cultural appropriation’ upsets the US | Music news

Tokyo, Japan – When Eriko Serio, a 30-year-old professional living in Shizuoka, Japan, saw American pop singer Gwen Stefani accused of “cultural appropriation” in Western media, she couldn’t fathom the controversy. “I personally think it’s very cool that people want to incorporate Japanese styles into their fashion,” Syrio, who works in the medical device industry, … Read more

Cultural appropriation in pop music goes way beyond Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani recently came under fire for saying “I’m Japanese” in a new interview. Stefani is just one of many pop stars who have been accused of cultural appropriation over the years. Insider spoke to experts on race and advocacy about this aggressive trend in pop music. loading Something is loading. Thank you for your … Read more