Thursday, April 6, 2017
The thin line between cultural appreciation and cultural appropriation and why French Montana was trending on Twitter
I woke up this morning to find rapper French Montana was trending.
I like French Montana. He seems like a nice enough guy.
The reason he was trending on twitter - he had gotten into a "twitter-war" or "clap back," if you will, with a young woman who tweeted that essentially no one cares about French Montana.
And while she didn't actually send a direct tweet to Mr. Montana, she upset him enough for him to respond directly to her with a few "opinions" of his own about her appearance which included the words "nappy __ poetic justice braids."
And that's when the fight broke out.
What troubles me most is that while French Montana is of Moroccan descent, he always seems to enjoy the company and support of African Americans both in the entertainment industry and in his fan base.
Never mind that he has dated Khloe Kardashian and Iggy Azelia, we just assumed French was "one of us." Now it seems he was perhaps. . .full of cultural appropriation.
I have a feeling that French is going to rethink "clapping back" in the future.
at 11:28 AM