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"a man singing into a microphone"

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woberto Report This Comment
Date: October 29, 2023 10:31AM

"There's an elephant in the room that threatens to ruin it all though, and it sits atop the charming frontman's head for the entire show. Why he persists with wearing what appears to be a Native American war bonnet beggars' belief, especially given he has swapped it out for different attire in recent years.

He pays respect to the traditional custodians of the land we're partying on before 'When You Gonna Learn', which doesn't give him a free pass but does show a respect for Indigenous people and culture. A respect that he's reflected through his lyrics over the years.

I'm very much not qualified to speak on the offence this might cause, we're better off hearing from Native American voices. If he has some kind of dispensation, that context is lost in an event like tonight's. And there are just so many other hats he could've worn.

If you can get past what Jay Kay wears on his head, then you'll find no gripes in Jamiroquai's return to Australia tonight. They are a band who strive to be perfect and get there with thrilling results." - some faggot from ANC news.
woberto Report This Comment
Date: October 29, 2023 10:31AM

That bat is freaking me out dude...
pulse Report This Comment
Date: October 29, 2023 11:27AM

Hit some acid tonight before your Jamiroquai concert?
Peter Puller Report This Comment
Date: October 29, 2023 06:22PM

I have yet to figure out the line between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation. That writer can't either. Difference is that I do not care and he does.
Seems two people can do the same thing and get different results, and I don't just mean because one might actually be a member of that culture... the above text says exactly that, that the reviewer sits on the fence, speaking both sides of the deal. The headdress obviously matters to that guy and yet he tosses a word or two out saying it's okay nonetheless with him. Is it?

I hope the rest of the article actually spoke about the show itself, which is why anyone would be reading the article.