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

By alice101   Thursday, November 10, 2016   68,395   8,327   121



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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: Lauren Jauregui from Fifth Harmony is a fan of CL


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

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lanterngirl Friday, November 11, 2016

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

kpoptai Friday, November 11, 2016

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

circadianite Friday, November 11, 2016

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.

Kim_Sokolov Friday, November 11, 2016

People say, oh just be yourself (insinuating: just continue with kpop songs). That gets her NOWHERE, that's literally her doing what she does in korea in a different country. She wants entrance to an established market in the US, she needs to offer something unique that conforms to the "gangster" concept that's associated with rap. Her trying her hand at these english songs filmed in new york IS her being HERSELF, or rather, her trying to find herself.

SicaLicka Friday, November 11, 2016

disgusting excuse for a human

zohliie Friday, November 11, 2016

If she wants to break into the US, she needs stay away from Scooter--work more with indie artists on features [Dean, Yuna, B. Tiller, Quadron], quit with the blatant marketing-esque appropriation and actually get connects with actual rappers. She needs to shed this 'idol-turn rapper-wannabe' shadow that's on her and do things her way, and not the way her management should. I'm not a big fan of CL [the appropriation in 'LIFTED' was gross BUT I LOVE 2NE1], but she has potential and talent that is straight floundering because whoever in charge don't know what to do with RAW talent.

Blue82 zohliie Friday, November 11, 2016

Actual rappers.... you do realize Method Man was IN the video and the song is based off his right? For anyone that is as old as I am (yeah my ass is ancient) and grew up on Method Man, Dr Dre, and the original rappers it's nice to see when someone from the next generation pays a decent tribute to that era.

Laylay_99 Blue82 Friday, November 11, 2016

I totally agree. I'm 17 but I do submerge myself in classic hiphop aswell. It's good stuff.

zohliie Blue82 Monday, November 14, 2016

He was in the video because he was paid heavily for that cameo and he's getting royalties. He's never mentioned CL before or after.

YoUrAvErAgEVIP Friday, November 11, 2016


abthurd Friday, November 11, 2016

not sure if people realized, it is not that easy for POC to break into hollywood and to survive in the industry. They struggled a lot. Also look who's talking about culture appropriation? Last time I heard she used quranic verses in her songs.

VenusMiranda abthurd Friday, November 11, 2016

I think is hard for any non-american, even more if you're POC, of course, to break the US marketing. That's why I'm really proud of people like Rihanna and Nicki Minaj for being able to do so. Kyle Minogue tried a lot to but even being a queen in her home country she couldan't break it in America. I hope CL can open space for more prople from atround the world to break it in America, because even if I'm not american I know how important for a person carreer to be famous in the USA.

Kim_Sokolov abthurd Friday, November 11, 2016

I totally agree with you. Unfortunately it extends BEYOND hollywood. Look at the election... sites that analyse data from voters only categorize people as WHITE, BLACK or HISPANIC. Like what are asians then? The only reason blacks and hispanics have become more "accepted" is because they're outspoken (generalization of course). And still, they're treated like they're at least 1 tier below whites.

abthurd Kim_Sokolov Friday, November 11, 2016

asians are considered as the same category with hispanic which is POC. They are called minorities. Any identity that is non-white in America is considered minorities. It is not just hollywood. It is because of the system that they started with in the country. It is called systemic racism where is it often identify by white privileges. But one thing that's good with America is they appreciate originality. That's why I don't really like her talking about culture appropriation and whatnot when that's what she's been constantly doing ie she's not exactly the person who can talk or give comment about it. There are a lot of asian artists, still preserving their true identity, struggling and work hard to be known in hollywood. Take the actress who played Jessica in FOB. Or Arden Cho. Bae Doo Na, etc etc for example. She needs to step back and think who is she. What can she present to the world as herself.

mocch Friday, November 11, 2016

lol i sent in the tip :3

Chaaanis Friday, November 11, 2016

She wear peaceminusone's cap. huuu~

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