Oh My Lady And Enthusiasts defendant Of Cultural Appropriationvikimiki July 19, 2016 0 If youve heard Oh My Ladiesfresh single, Windy Day, you might havespotted some South Asian musical parts to it. Some netizens are protesting the habit of Oh My Girl contributors and their fans all over the Windy Days promotions, accusing them of cultural appropriation. The complaintisn't limited to Oh My Girl and their fandom, as fellow girl staff FIESTAR has also been wear blast for referencing Indian culture when speaking about Windy Days.
While neither the dance nor styling for the Windy Day MV contained any notable Indian or South Asian elements, fans picked up at the musical influence, titling Oh My Girl as curry-dols and their dance as the Aladdin dance (despite the truth that Aladdin is a mythical figure in Center Eastern folklore).
Oh My Girl, picking up on the recognition of the Indian theme, noted that they found the name fitting. During a fan assembly on July 2, they covered a Norazo song called Curry. The problem? The song is a hodgepodge of offensive stereotypes. Whilst Oh My Ladies did away with the brownface as used in the fashioned MV, they kept lyrics corresponding to Its yellow, spicy, and even if IT doesnt smell nice, Taj Mahal, and Shanti shanti, yoga fire! I admire hot curry!
In every other video clip (which has since been removed), Oh My Girls Seunghee was purportedly shown to have imitated Indian other people moves in a funny way, and being edited to wear a faux turban. In some other defunct clip, YooA and Hyojung, after being asked to turn off some makeshift Indian choreography, performed the dance to wonderful cheers.
During a contemporarycommunicate show, FIESTAR professed their admiration for Oh My Girls Windy Day concept, also referencing the curry-dol title.
The result? Some netizens are requesting more cultural awareness, while others accept as true with it to be a non-issue.
Thanks to Vela for the tip!
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