Web users complained that the ‘African mother’ character in the CCTV aired variety show appeared to be an Asian woman in blackface. Image: CCTV via YouTube

Asian hip hop: an homage to a genre or cultural appropriation driven by racism or ignorance?

The proliferation of Asian hip hop stars wearing ‘urban’ clothing could be a symptom of Asia’s lack of sensitivity toward other cultures. Or are they just dressing up and emulating their musical heroes?

Topic |   Hip hop in China

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Web users complained that the ‘African mother’ character in the CCTV aired variety show appeared to be an Asian woman in blackface. Image: CCTV via YouTube
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