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  • Beyonce as a Bollywood Star Is Not Cultural Appropriation - TIME

    Beyonce as a Bollywood Star Is Not Cultural Appropriation - TIME;

    Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley, a Public Voices Fellow, is associate professor of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, where Natassja Omidina Gunasena is a doctoral candidate. As fierce Sri Lankan and African-American ...and more »

  • Coldplay: only the latest pop stars to misrepresent India as an exotic playground - The Guardian

    Coldplay: only the latest pop stars to misrepresent India as an exotic playground - The Guardian;

    Coldplay's Hymn for the Weekend video cannot be brushed off as 'just a video' – it is part of a system of representation that shapes how the west engages with the world. Photograph: PR company handout. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via ...and more »

  • Coldplay and Beyonce have successfully shown us all how not to portray India in a music video - The Independent

    Coldplay and Beyonce have successfully shown us all how not to portray India in a music video - The Independent;

    beyonce-coldplay.jpg It seems Beyonce, seen her in Coldplay's latest music video, hasn't got the hang of wearing a mattha-patti. YouTube. We Indians are generally of blitheful disposition. A bit mawkish and effusive too at times, you might say. But ...and more »

  • Coldplay's eat-pray-love India: Their Beyoncé collaboration is even more insidious than cultural appropriation ... - Salon

    Coldplay's eat-pray-love India: Their Beyoncé collaboration is even more insidious than cultural appropriation ... - Salon;

    The British band Coldplay seems so determined to use its videos to melt eyeballs with white-guy stereotypes that it's destroying whatever alt-rock cred it had left after creating its breakthrough album, “Parachutes.” (“It's just easier on everyone to ...and more »

  • The Great India Stereotype debate around Coldplay's 'Hymn For The Weekend' - Times of India

    The Great India Stereotype debate around Coldplay's 'Hymn For The Weekend' - Times of India;

    'THEY STILL SEE US AS A LAND OF SNAKECHARMERS' While Beyonce shimmying around in a sari and sporting mehendi as Bollywood star 'Rani' is being slammed as 'cultural appropriation', there are more annoying things in Coldplay's 'Hymn For The ...and more »

  • Coldplay and Beyoncé: skip the cultural appropriation for Super Bowl halftime - The Guardian

    Coldplay and Beyoncé: skip the cultural appropriation for Super Bowl halftime - The Guardian;

    Beyoncé showcases a western beauty ideal, which Indian women have been struggling to meet for decades. Photograph: Coldplay. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via Email; View more sharing options; Share on LinkedIn · Share on Pinterest ...and more »

  • Sonam Kapoor defends brief appearance in new Coldplay video - The Express Tribune

    Sonam Kapoor defends brief appearance in new Coldplay video - The Express Tribune;

    Coldplay's latest single Hymn For The Weekend may be under fire for cultural appropriation but Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor is over the moon about being in the video and getting VIP access to all the band's concerts. In an interview with Gulf News Tabloid!and more »

  • Coldplay and Beyoncé's video for 'Hymn for the Weekend' Is Not Cultural Appropriation but Cultural Appreciation - Huffington Post UK

    Coldplay and Beyoncé's video for 'Hymn for the Weekend' Is Not Cultural Appropriation but Cultural Appreciation - Huffington Post UK;

    Two words, that have found themselves at the very forefront of the Internet this past weekend, but what exactly is it? Cultural appropriation is when an “appropriator” within a dominant cultural group, is not aware of the deep-rooted significance or ...and more »

  • Beyoncé Is A Kaleidoscopic Vision In Coldplay's 'Hymn For The Weekend' Video - Huffington Post

    Beyoncé Is A Kaleidoscopic Vision In Coldplay's 'Hymn For The Weekend' Video - Huffington Post;

    Coldplay's “Hymn for the Weekend,” frontman Chris Martin's version of a party song featuring guest vocals by Beyoncé, just got a gorgeous video treatment. Shot in Mumbai alongside Bollywood superstar Sonam Kapoor, the video meanders through the ...and more »

  • Beyonce stuns in Indian designers' creation in Coldplay video - Times of India

    Beyonce stuns in Indian designers' creation in Coldplay video - Times of India;

    International pop star Beyonce Knowles looks exquisite in a creation by ace Indian designer duo Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla in British rock Coldplay's latest music video "Hymn For The Weekend", which also features Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor in ...and more »