This year’s STARS posters.
Oh my gracious, okay. I know some costumes and some people go over the top with this, but not everyone tries to offend Mexicans or Chinese with costumes like this. Some people actually dress like this because they /actually like the culture/ and maybe they’re being portrayed wrong, but it’s not like everyone is doing it to offend other people. It’s just because they look nice or cool. It’s for /Halloween/ and it’s just for fun.
except cultural fetishization is harmful to a culture as well
there are two ways to erase the identity of a culture: dehumanization and idolization/fetishization
it may be “just for fun” for the person dressing up as the culture, but it’s not very pleasing to the culture as a whole to have someone dress up in the way they think the culture is more prominently portrayed
those people are more than just their stereotypes
also, blackface is offensive as fuck and is never okay for any occasion
they may not mean to offend, but their actions speak much louder than their intent