After Oberlin’s notably radical student progressives whined that their subpar dining hall fare constituted “cultural appropriation,” Lena Dunham voiced her support for their movement to upgrade the campus sushi options. She told Food & Wine:
There are now big conversations at Oberlin, where I went to college, about cultural appropriation and whether the dining hall sushi and Banh Mi disrespect certain cuisines. The press reported it as, ‘How crazy are Oberlin kids?’ But to me, it was actually, ‘Right on.’
But since cultural appropriation is commonly defined as, “the adoption or use of elements of one culture by members of another culture,” it looks like Dunham might be in a little bit of trouble. If those are the rules, she should play by them herself. We did a little research and, as it turns out, like most leftists who rage against perceived injustices, she’s a complete hypocrite when it comes to her own behavior. Maybe it’s time for Lena Dunham to take some advice from the late Michael Jackson and start with the man in the mirror– or woman– whatever her preferred gender pronoun is. Who knows. Here are seven times that Lena Dunham “culturally appropriated” with her own choice of food. 1. Photo Credit: Lena Dunham’s Instagram Tea originates in China. Is Lena Dunham Chinese? 2. Southern food is amazing right? Lena Dunham, who was born in New York, thinks so too. 3. Here’s a snippet from Lena Dunham’s book. Burritos and and pizza? Double whammy. The fact that the pizza was bad and the burritos were overstuffed, by the rules of cultural appropriation she set herself, is an act of disrespect towards Italian and Mexican cultures. 4. Not only is this an appropriation of French culture, but based on the caption Dunham gave the picture, she was pointing out her food’s resemblance to a Yin-Yang symbol. Double appropriation! Congrats. 5. Photo Credit: Lena Dunham’s Instagram This one speaks for itself. 6. I honestly couldn’t even tell you what this is, but I do know it didn’t originate in New York like Lena. 7. There’s no way to be sure what this is, but the foreign lettering clearly isn’t the language of her culture. If Lena Dunham intends to shame well-meaning Americans for making reasonable culinary decisions, she should at least play by her own bizarre rules.
May 6, 2020
Young America's Foundation Statement On New Title IX Rule
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