It’s 2019, a point in time where tensions are high about most things. Making sure those tensions are present is none other than Datsik, in one way or another. We all remember the accusations that were thrown his way not too long ago. Now, he is bothering people in another way.
In what seemed to be out of the blue, English DJ Flux Pavillion called out Datsik for culturally appropriating the Chinese culture.
Of the few questionable moments in Datsiks career. I’m still baffled that no one called the appropriation card on a Canadian kid wearing a Chinese farmers hat calling himself a ninja.
— Flux Pavilion (@Fluxpavilion) February 5, 2019
Datsik, a Canadian who has been vocal about his love for the Chinese culture and ninjas, has stated that he was a ninja “fresh out of the womb.” He’s expressed his love for the food and dress, stating it was a borderline obsession. Flux called him out for being “a Canadian kid wearing a Chinese farmers hat,” defining it as a “questionable moment in Datsiks career.”
Whether it is cultural appropriation or cultural appreciation, the internet has duly responded to Flux, as they tend to. See what other people had to say about the matter.
trust me, people called him out for that
— rob (@robgassermusic) February 5, 2019
A buncha ppl did… But then he went to Asia dressed like that and they loved it. So we left it alone. Lol
— 38. (@ArmanniReign) February 5, 2019
well @MYRNEmusic tried pic.twitter.com/U7k7hsl1VK
— Mace (@ghostmacekilla) February 5, 2019
I did all the time. The whole ninja nation are just dubstep’s juggalos.
— RΞTRONOMICØN (@retronomic0n) February 5, 2019
this is one of those moments where you gotta ask: is it “no one” or is it the people you’re hanging around?
cuz its been an issue if you paid attention
— teddy (@teddicles) February 5, 2019
Ah, the appropriation card. Honestly, there’s a difference between cultural appropriation and equal cultural exchange.
I guess the way to do equal cultural exchange is to RESPECT the culture you’re in and respect its spirit. I think that’s why Datsik (wasn’t?) called out for it.
— Mr. Mongoose, I don’t feel so good (@mrmongoosemusic) February 5, 2019
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