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Appropriation or Appreciation?

Over the past few years we’ve seen debates among the left about cultural appropriation versus cultural appreciation. A recent controversial comment from Italian-American singer Gwen Stefani has brought that debate back to the forefront. Stefani, who launched a Japanese-inspired fragrance brand called Harajuku Lovers in 2008, said that when she visited Japan as an adult she thought to herself, “My God, I’m Japanese and I didn’t know it.”

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Is it wrong for someone to make money off of products or services that were influenced by a culture or heritage different from their own?

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Yes

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No

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