Published On: Sun, Feb 7th, 2016

When Rihanna & Beyonce faced flak for ‘Disrespecting’ cultures


The social media outrage against Coldplay’s latest music video — which supposedly misrepresents India’s culture and enforces the stereotype that it’s still a land of snake charmers and sadhus in saffron robes — has extended to Beyonce too. The pop star has been slammed for dressing up as a traditional desi woman, sporting Indian jewellery and mehndi, and for playing a Bollywood star, despite the video featuring a real film actor, Sonam Kapoor. This isn’t the first time a celebrity has faced backlash for using familiar symbols to capture the essence of a foreign culture. Here are other instances…3535


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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology