"What’s the difference between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation? The latter is having genuine interest in learning about a people’s history, traditions, language, values and way of life. Appropriation is based on a superficial appreciation of a group and uses convenient parts of that group’s culture for commercial reasons. It is damaging because doing so ignores the experiences of minorities and marginalized people."
“Hipsters turn appropriated culture into a commodity. Seeing a cultural identity as something to be purchased rather than lived, and abandon it when it becomes inconvenient or unfashionable without any consequences.”
All of this! See this what people folks who are into Kpop try to explain to people about their favs but of course their ignorant asses don’t wanna listen, especially when it comes to black culture.