Coldplay just released their new music video for ‘Hymn For the Weekend’ which is the second single from the band’s new album A Head Full of Dreams.
Beyonce makes an appearance and you can hear her voice in the chorus. The premise of the video is that Beyonce is a Bollywood actress, and Chris Martin goes to the theater to watch her latest movie.
You can see she’s dressed in traditional Desi clothing just like a real Bollywood actress. And you can bet it took no time at all for Twitter to explode with comments about cultural appropriation.
Just gonna throw this out there, if Beyoncé&Coldplay are PROFITING from a culture that isn't there's and gaining praise, it's appropriation— cazafortuna (@caramelputa) January 29, 2016
Cultural appropriation is about power structures just as with racism. How is Beyoncé, a black woman, offensively appropriating?— nygma (@Seauxmali) January 29, 2016
She did also have a couple supporters of course.
Beyoncé did nothing wrong...y'all really gotta learn the difference between appreciation and appropriation— Oliver Queen (@Cyyyyyddddd_) January 29, 2016
In Coldplay's video, Beyoncé was wearing the traditional clothing with other women in the actual culture. How is that wrong?— Karisa. (@Karisanewkirk) January 29, 2016
So far no word on any comments from the band or Queen B herself. What do you think? Appropriation or appreciation?
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