Under fire: Celebrities accused of cultural appropriation

JLo's upcoming Motown tribute at the Grammys sparks backlash

Stars Insider

06/02/19 | StarsInsider

CELEBRITY cultural appropriation

Pop culture is a melting pot where cultures and customs fuse and coexist. However, when borrowing is done in bad taste, it’s called something a little different: cultural appropriation. It's been a hot topic in recent years, and power dynamics between majority and minority cultures are now being discussed more openly than ever. Jennifer Lopez is the most recent accused, with her expected participation in the Motown tribute at the upcoming Grammys causing uproar, as she is neither black, nor from Detroit.

Read more about her case, and discover other stars who had to figure it out the hard way by making very public mistakes and receiving hundreds of thousands of complaints.


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