Cultural appropriation is an increasingly prevalent issue in our society, and an unfortunate number of celebrities are at the forefront of it.
Appropriation is different from appreciation. According to writer Maisha Z. Johnson, "Cultural appropriation is when somebody adopts aspects of a culture that’s not their own."
She added: "A deeper understanding of cultural appropriation also refers to a particular power dynamic in which members of a dominant culture take elements from a culture of people who have been systematically oppressed by that dominant group."
Got it? Good. Great. Let's dance.
These celebrities have been accused of appropriation, and trust me when I tell you that we're all about to be disappointed in them.