u know, i just want to apologize for ever wearing a bindi
to be honest, my step dad and step brothers are from india and some of that stuff just kind of became normal because i grew up with it. like my mom and step dad had a traditional hindu wedding where they made me wear a sari and stuff. my step dad was stoked on the bindi so i never really questioned it.
and when ur just chilling around town you dont think of the stuff you wear having repercussions outside of the reality of ur day to day life and its difficult to grasp the fact that stuff i do gets viewed by people i dont know on the internet and all that. but yeah, there is a fine line between homage and appropriation.
I just wasn’t thinking. I feel like we live in this weird zone where because of the internet everything is being appropriated without context and it can result in really original and diverse art. but it also seems to result in uninformed and therefore disrespectful things.
I dunno. I just want to say that I feel bad. i stopped doing it a while ago but its been nagging at me and i wish to apologize <3
hopefully i haven’t offended anyone. well, actually i know for a fact that I have offended some people. So, i am sorry.
p.s. — a friendly request that this not turn into news or anything. this blog is for personal use and engaging with fans in a non corporate way - anything on here right now is not an ‘official statement’ its just my thoughts.