Social Justice Warrior To The Rescue!
Social Justice Warriors are on the frontlines fighting racism and social injustice wherever it rears it`s ugly head. See more here. Today`s case involves a Utah mom who threw her daughter a Japanese themed birthday party. Of course tumblr got hold of this and triggered the social justice warrior`s who responded with cries of racism. One Japanese user came to the rescue and shut them all down with this response:
“I am Japanese, in Japan at this very moment. The only people who think culture shouldn’t be shared are racists like you.
A vast majority of Japanese people actually enjoy other people making an effort to spread and enjoy Japanese culture, and encourage it. Many make businesses in deliberately taking pictures of people in kimono. A common omiyage (gift) for foreigners from Japanese people is traditional Japanese things such as kimonos, tea seats, shisha dog statues, etc.
And to top it off, basically, 80 percent of Japanese customs, traditions, and food, came from other countries. Japanese is an integration of different cultures, like America. Japan takes influences from places like Korea, China, Russia, and Europe. If Japan stuck to itself, there would be no tempura, Japanese tea, tea ceremonies, Kabuki, Japanese bread, Japanese curry, J-pop, Anime, cars, or modern fishing techniques. The picture is not “yellow face”; They are not making fun of Asians. In fact, it looks like they put extra care and research into their work.
The only reason that you have a problem with this is because that little girl is white and you know that it is acceptable on Tumblr to crap all over white people. The only racist here is you.”