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CL talks about identity, cultural appropriation, and more on CNN Style's 'Breaking America'

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CNN Style has released a short documentary on CL and her attempt to break into the U.S. music industry.


This short video, directed by Grammy-award winner Dave Meyers"follows CL through New York as she speaks about identity, cultural appropriation and about trying to break America as an Asian singer, and the difference between being a star in Asia and in the US." You can also see CL's interaction with Alexander Wang and Jeremy Scott

CL on the Perception of Asian Stars in America: "I don't think about my skin. When I'm creating I don't think about the fact that I'm Asian… I think they have a certain way they look at an Asian girl. That was the struggle for me, for the last two years… I'm not a thing, I'm not a doll."


SEE ALSO: CL thanks Rihanna for spoiling her with yet another amazing gift!

 


Watch the short documentary below and you can view the full article on CNN Style.













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    lanterngirl 28 days ago

    She's the one person I didn't want to see talking about cultural appropriation...

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    kpoptai 28 days ago

    The black kid was not only hypocratic but the exact person he was describing. While I agree that the internet has given people space to say everything and anything without facts and "calling out" people , he just did the same. And while I am all for sharing cultrue, the problem is when people outside of the culture don't just use it, they take it and rename it and claim it as theirs. There are so many example of it, rock music, country music, cornraws (stollen as boxer braids). So it's really easy in the case of asians because you cannot steal or claim "kung fu" or "yoga" or whatever, because they have been iconicly asian an in the most part haven't been completly stollen. But for African Americans who's cultrue have been shaping todays American culture, it has been a constant event. It would be nice if people (like him) would atually understand the frustration of those affected before excusing everybody else. So yes to sharing culture, no to stealing culture

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    circadianite 28 days ago

    But ... I mean there's kind of a massive hypocrisy there with the way she used black culture several times in her career ... just sayin.

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