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Coldplay’s New Video Accused for misusing Indian culture!

Coldplay’s latest song “Hymn For The Weekend” might be the talk of the town cause the video been shot in…

By Administrator in Featured News on January 30, 2016

Coldplay’s latest song “Hymn For The Weekend” might be the talk of the town cause the video been shot in Mumbai, India but it has also drawn flak for ‘stereotypical’ portrayal of India. Hymn For The Weekend has sparked a debate on social media with many accusing the British rock band of reinforcing ‘stereotypes’ about India as being a land of sadhus, ‘street-children’ and ‘exotic’ women.

Critics say it’s “appropriation” or misusing bits of Indian culture, others have an issue with Beyonce dressing up.

This what people have to say:

The video’s mixed reception on social media has sparked an intense conversation on the constitutional difference between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation; with some labelling Beyoncé’s guise as the former due to her performative use of cultural elements as a kind of costume. Others have questioned how the role of power structures plays into the definition.

 

 

Cover Image Source – stereogum.com

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