Tuesday, October 14, 2014

What If the Girl in the Asian Princess Costume, IS Asian?


"Girls Asian Princess Child Costume" sold by Target for Halloween 2014 [image source]

cos·tume noun
: clothes worn by someone (such as an actor) who is trying 
to look like a different person or thing
Merriam-Webster Dictionary
 
by Sharon H Chang

Is it still racist? Is it still cultural appropriation? Hell, is it even a problem at all? I mean, isn't she celebrating her ethnic heritage and showing ethnic pride? Aren't those supposed to be good things for her as a girl of color?? Anyways, it's just a kids costume at the end of the day. Totally not a big deal. She's just having fun. Let live and let it be, right?