Girl meets world addresses Cultural appropriation
Great to see a disney show deals with this topic.
As soon as I saw this my jaw dropped and I rushed to find a gif set. I’ve become so jaded of people being appropriative or defending it (interestingly enough, people outside of a culture seem to think they can decide whether they are appropriative or not, despite having limited knowledge and no authority…just based on their own interests I guess). I noticed the appropriation right away but didn’t think they would address it. I’m so happy they did, it makes me respect the show more, and I already like it and think that’s it’s reminiscent of Disney shows c.2004. This isn’t quite on the level of That’s so Raven addressing racism and sizism but it’s close.
Edit: It was also surprising because the whole episode was about Topanga and Cory’s daughter not being herself for popularity, so I really didn’t expect them to call out the appropriation.
(Source: lettuce-ghost, via femininefreak)