Disappointed but not surprised, but I doubt it was out of insensitivity. I think some fan gave it to them. I don’t expect them to know that it’s wrong, considering they’re Korean, but I hope some fan site or something reaches out to them to explain why it’s wrong and it doesn’t happen again.
Literally all this cultural appropriation started cuz of white people I hate y’all lmao i was super into the “reclaim the bindi” movement when Coachella pulled that fuckery
There’s such an enormous need for education on this.
Quite frankly, going to school in the US, I only had one teacher whom I felt effort into educating us on indigenous people and she wasn’t even a history teacher. Her class was American Lit and although our history classes constantly revisited the experiences of Native Americans, they always presented those experiences from the perspective of a white male aka an irrelevant. In our history classes indigenous people were more of a vague concept than an lived reality, whereas she went out of her way to stuff our curriculum with as many books by indigenous authors as she could possibly squeeze in there while still adhering to the state standards.
I will always appreciate that and feel blessed to have been able to take her class, since it help me to acquire a deeper understanding of some topics that Americans quite frankly refuse to discuss. I imagine
that the education on Natives is even more frighteningly sparse in other countries.