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Avril Lavigne irony
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That may explain some of it, but I think you are being more generous than I would be describing the phenomena. It is a stereotypical hipster trait to deride something in order to boost your own esteem. All the negativity I saw get thrown at poor Avril for embracing Japanese culture was aimed at undermining her esteem since the attacks were devoid of any genuine knowledge of Japanese culture. There was no honest attempt at cultural understanding in critiquing the flamboyant pastels, sake, sushi, and dancing. It was basically a blind attempt to condemn without any context applied to the situation and was completely asinine in the analysis. Even if it were a way of distancing, the result was an outright rebuttal and condemnation of a prevalent niche of Japanese culture. The end result is a rebuke of Japanese culture and a reinforcement of liberal American cultural elitism, which to someone who is supposed to be supporting multi-culturalism is at best cynically ironic, and at worst repressive and hegemonic.
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I didn't know Avril Lavigne still existed.
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Posted 4/28/14

creightonja wrote:



That may explain some of it, but I think you are being more generous than I would be describing the phenomena. It is a stereotypical hipster trait to deride something in order to boost your own esteem. All the negativity I saw get thrown at poor Avril for embracing Japanese culture was aimed at undermining her esteem since the attacks were devoid of any genuine knowledge of Japanese culture. There was no honest attempt at cultural understanding in critiquing the flamboyant pastels, sake, sushi, and dancing. It was basically a blind attempt to condemn without any context applied to the situation and was completely asinine in the analysis. Even if it were a way of distancing, the result was an outright rebuttal and condemnation of a prevalent niche of Japanese culture. The end result is a rebuke of Japanese culture and a reinforcement of liberal American cultural elitism, which to someone who is supposed to be supporting multi-culturalism is at best cynically ironic, and at worst repressive and hegemonic.


How about this one?

Alison Gold - I Love Chinese Food (Official Music Video)
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Posted 4/29/14 , edited 4/29/14
I don't see why all these non Japanese music artists need to ruin everything that's Japanese for me.
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creightonja wrote:
Therefore I see this as a rebuke of Asian women on the whole and the phony racist argument is a facade meant to keep Asian culture from popularity in Western media.


Again, seems like a stretch. I doubt anyone thinks hard enough about it to come up with devious schemes. But, if it's true, I guess you're right. Asian culture would be very popular if only a bunch of people didn't hate it.
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