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Kate Nash looks fucking stupid in her stupid fucking bindi in her new music video.  It’s been a couple of days since she released “Under-estimate the GIrl”, and I still can’t get over it.  I can’t even look at her face without being mad.  How can someone so socially aware do something so dumb?  Why does every white musician I like have a shoddy past or end up doing something stupid like this?  It’s not even hugely racist.  It’s minor, and I’m nitpicking — I know that.  But gawd, can a white musician not throw their white privilege in your face?  I get it: your race colonialized many countries where people of color live, and now you feel entitled to various aspects of their cultures without knowing its cultural significance.  You take and take, and then you take some more.

I think a lot of my irritation stems from feeling like I’m the only person who cares that Kate did engage in cultural appropriation (because NO ONE else is writing about it).  In fact, my inbox will probably be flooded from diehard Kate fans who will defend her no matter what (even if she is wrong).  And I don’t care.  If I wasn’t such a big Kate fan, I wouldn’t give two shits about her actions.

It’s funny how your opinion of someone can do a complete 180 over the course of a few days.

I’m sorry to all my followers who have to see me whining about this over and over.  I just can’t stop raging about this.

Ugh.