Accidental Racism? Pop Stars Accused Of Cultural Insensitivity

- By Bossip Staff

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Gallery Of Celebrity Culture Vultures And Accidental Racists

We’re not sure when Pop music swerved into this deeply-ignorant place where shock value, offensive gimmicks and blatant culture vulturism (Hey Iggy) are more important than the actual music but that’s the reality in a very scandal-driven music industry.

Hit the jump for a shocking collection of misguided Pop stars accused of cultural insensitivity.

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Katy Perry

Sassy mummy divas with obnoxiously massive booties and thick red lips? Hmm, that couldn’t possibly be offensive to a very specific group of people. SMH.

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Miley Cyrus

Queen culture vulture Miley Cyrus doesn’t seem to understand why using Blacks as props is 100% wrong and continues to struggle twerk beside them in her wildly-trashy shows.

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Katy Perry

At this point, it’s clear that the Grammy-nominated starlet loves negative attention and played Ancient Egyptian dress-up in the “Dark Horse” video where she burned a sacred Muslim symbol. Classy.

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Iggy Azalea

An Australian woman who raps like she’s from the mean streets of Atlanta (or Memphis) dressed in a traditional Indian garb? Of course she was, and was SLAMMED for it.

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Pharrell

What part of “NEVER wear a traditional Native American headdress if you’re NOT Native American” don’t celebs understand? It’s not a cool little prop to play with.

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Lady Gaga

You would think a globally-known Pop star would know better than to try to make “Burqa swag” happen but nope, she didn’t, and was promptly slammed by the Muslim community.

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    Andre 3000

    3 Stacks’ controversial “Hey Ya” performance at the Grammys is the most iconic of his career mainly because it offended the entire Native American community.

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    Katy Perry (AGAIN)

    And here we are, again, with yet another head-scratching example of Katy’s incredible ignorance. So incredible, that she’d mix Chinese and Japanese cultures (Same thing, right? NO) for a nationally-televised AMA performance.

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    Lily Allen

    Remember when the British bad girl used big booty Black women as accessories in her “satirical” comeback video? Yea, terrible idea.

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    Selena Gomez

    Bless Selena’s heart, she tried (and failed) with this “energetic” MTV Movie Awards performance that sparked outrage from the Indian community.

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    Lana Del Rey

    Class, what have we learned about wearing traditional Native American headdress if you’re not Native America? DON’T DO IT (or face the consequences).

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    Madonna

    It’s no shocker than the God Mother of culture appropriation would steal from Japanese culture for shameless promo.

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    No Doubt

    Blink and you missed the once popular group’s offensive “Looking Hot” video that was pulled from YouTube due to outrage from the Native American community.

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    Sky Ferreira

    A collection of “boys in the hood” as accessories in an “urban” music video? Yea, NO.

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    Avril Lavigne

    Asian women used as life-sized Harajuku dolls by a Canadian Pop rocker in a video (“Hello Kitty”)? Ehh, Probably not a good idea.

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