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And what’s fucked up is I like Lady GaGa’s music. I usually like her ideas and style, but it’s evident that she appropriates culture a lot(Chola look, now Burqa). What also gets me is that the designer is trying to use the burqa to make a statement, but isn’t using muslim women to do it. What is falls right into is the idea that fashion choices can only be beautiful, only powerful and political on the white body. Or that white people have the power to take things out of it’s cultural context and re-invent them under the guise of being edgy and original. I guess white people really do have an awesome system going on to preserve their culture. Invite nothing for people to take and take everything from other people.