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Beyonce as a Bollywood Star Is Not Cultural Appropriation - TIME

Beyonce Knowles arrives at TIDAL X: 1020 Amplified by HTC at the Barclays Center in New York on Oct. 20, 2015. Evan Agostini—Invision/AP. By Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley and Natassja Omidina Gunasena. February 2, 2016. IDEAS. Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley, a ...and more »

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. Within hours of releasing their new music video ...and more »

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 »

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

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 matters of culture ...and more »

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. Coldplay's Hymn for the Weekend video featuring Beyoncé is already caught in a heated conversation about cultural appreciation ...and more »

Why Beyoncé and Coldplay's Latest Music Video Is an Example of Cultural Appropriation -

India has always been positioned as a shallow vessel that exists for Westerners to "find themselves." Priya-Alika Elias Jan 31, 2016 11:33AM EST. Facebook · Twitter · Pinterest · Facebook · Twitter · Pinterest · facebook dialog · Pinterest. Courtesy of ...and more »

Appropriation of Indian culture, even by Beyoncé, is problematic - UT The Daily Texan

When the presence of Beyoncé compelled us to actually watch Coldplay's new music video for “Hymn For The Weekend” last Friday, the Internet erupted with a debate about appropriation of Indian culture – and what Beyoncé's involvement meant. The ...and more »

What Is or Isn't Cultural Appropriation? Let's Look at Coldplay and Beyoncé's Latest Video - Mic

Say what you will about the African presence in Indian culture, Beyoncé Knowles is an African-American woman who grew up in Houston. She's not celebrating a culture that she grew up in. Neither is Chris Martin: Coldplay's lead singer, a white English ...and more »

Coldplay accused of cultural appropriation in new video for Hymn For The Weekend -

They intended to honour the vibrant colours of India, but Coldplay and Beyonce have sparked vicious debate about appropriation instead. The superstars filmed the music video for their song Hymn For The Weekend on the subcontinent, with Beyonce even ...and more »

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 ...and more »