This Utah mom sparked a fire when she threw a Japanese-themed birthday party for her young daughter, Caitlyn. She poster about it on her blog and Tumblr somehow got a hold of it. Some users started dissing the mom for encouraging racism, until once commentator who happened to be Japanese came to straighten things up and guess what?
It was pretty much the mic drop of the century.
The mom in question runs a party planning blog that’s called The Gala Gals and is one of the latest people to enter the fierce modern debate on cultural appropriation. If you wear clothes to mock people from other countries, you’re probably a racist. But if you like to wear a kimono because you appreciate its beauty and significance to Japan? Well, go right ahead.
Read below how this latest Tumblr spat played out and let us know your opinion in the end.
This is the picture that got slated for being racist…
Woah, that escalated quickly. This answer is what we actually needed here!
Like he said: “Burn level: Hiroshima.”
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