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2020-08-04 9:11:49 AM  
Dem Black folk sho do love dat dancin.' She be Black Irish.
 
2020-08-04 9:23:06 AM  
 
2020-08-04 9:37:22 AM  
But a pale redhead does an African tribal dance...
 
2020-08-04 9:47:57 AM  
Cultural Appropriation might be the dumbest f*cking thing I've heard of in my life, in about 99% of the instances I've seen people blasting about.

Things that clearly don't show respect to the culture in a serious manner? I'm with you. People joking or just playing around... get over it. People honestly curious about the culture and exploring it like here? What the hell is wrong with you?

Being outraged for the sake of being outraged is just a waste of time and energy.
 
2020-08-04 9:50:26 AM  
All culture should be shared, not hoarded.
 
2020-08-04 9:55:43 AM  
I'm ethnically Irish and don't give a shiat.
 
2020-08-04 9:58:31 AM  

IgG4: I'm ethnically Irish and don't give a shiat.


50% here and same.
 
2020-08-04 10:21:52 AM  
Hash she developed the required alcoholism and anger management problem yet?  Then she is not fully appropriating.
 
2020-08-04 10:37:03 AM  
Irish jigs were meant to be danced around the taken arms of one's enemies after battles (kinda like the dances in Highland flings, for the same cultural reasons).

So, throw down a sword or something for her to dance around.

Also, Irish dancers try to tan their legs all the time, so, not seeing a problem here (lore says a darker skin tone shows off the muscles and skills in the dance).
 
2020-08-04 10:42:45 AM  
Show proof of ownership before claiming "appropriation," farkers, or STFU.  And damn!  She's good!
 
2020-08-04 10:49:41 AM  
Damn. I'm Irish/ Scots-Irish and I would break something if I tried to do what she has mastered.

I admire her dedication and skill and wish her well.
 
2020-08-04 10:51:54 AM  

Myrdinn: Irish jigs were meant to be danced around the taken arms of one's enemies after battles (kinda like the dances in Highland flings, for the same cultural reasons).


Thats pretty badass
 
2020-08-04 10:54:19 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Cultural Appropriation might be the dumbest f*cking thing I've heard of in my life, in about 99% of the instances I've seen people blasting about.

Things that clearly don't show respect to the culture in a serious manner? I'm with you. People joking or just playing around... get over it. People honestly curious about the culture and exploring it like here? What the hell is wrong with you?

Being outraged for the sake of being outraged is just a waste of time and energy.


I came here to say this and I'm outraged that you appropriated my comment.
 
2020-08-04 11:06:53 AM  
I spent much of my life hanging out in Irish pubs drinking Irish whiskey. More than once I've shed a tear whilst listening to an Irish band playing old Irish songs. Am I Irish? Dunno, maybe I appropriated all those moments, maybe they were my birthright, but I sure could go for a Smithwick's with a shepherds pie chaser.
 
2020-08-04 11:10:56 AM  

TwoHead: I spent much of my life hanging out in Irish pubs drinking Irish whiskey. More than once I've shed a tear whilst listening to an Irish band playing old Irish songs. Am I Irish? Dunno, maybe I appropriated all those moments, maybe they were my birthright, but I sure could go for a Smithwick's with a shepherds pie chaser.


Smithwick's with a Bushmills bump at my fave local pub for the weekly seisun (sorry, I can never get the accent mark to work for me) sounds like fecking nirvana right about now. Shepherd's Pie would (literally) be gravy.
 
2020-08-04 11:20:32 AM  

TwoHead: I spent much of my life hanging out in Irish pubs drinking Irish whiskey. More than once I've shed a tear whilst listening to an Irish band playing old Irish songs. Am I Irish? Dunno, maybe I appropriated all those moments, maybe they were my birthright, but I sure could go for a Smithwick's with a shepherds pie chaser.


My wife isn't big on bars or alcohol, but in Ireland she had us doing shots with the band  (which was 2 people) in a bar in Dingle. Why yes, she is Mexican American.... trad Irish music does that to you
 
2020-08-04 11:46:22 AM  
I do try to listen and learn, but I've never found a simple distinction between cultural appropriation and cultural admiration.

It makes sense in the use of the N-word.  If you haven't gone through the negative experience every single day of your life, you really shouldn't be using that word, even in a friendly manner.  I'm historically Irish, we get the concept of self deprecating humor, it's equal parts "funny" and "too real."  Maybe stick to the self deprecating humor of your own, and let the other cultures do the same if they wish.

Food, art, music, dance, style... I don't see a good reason not to join in the celebration of life and diversity.  Find positive inspiration where you can find it.

It's not simply defined, and a lot of it comes down to that difficult to measure of intent.
 
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