BLM Tells Canadian Leftist Politician That Quoting Beyoncé Is Cultural Appropriation

New Democratic party candidate Niki Ashton has deleted her social-media posts containing Beyoncé lyrics because a Twitter account attributed to Vancouver’s Black Lives Matter said that using those lyrics was “appropriating black culture.” Maybe this is the cloud of my white privilege blinding me from the light of the truth, but I really just cannot understand how using lyrics from Beyoncé’s “Irreplaceable” (and crediting Beyoncé) equals “appropriating black culture.” It would be one thing if Ashton had taken lyrics from a song that was about “black culture,” but “Irreplaceable” is a song about a breakup, and I can tell you based on personal experience that breakups are definitely a thing for white people too.

Read more at: National Review

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