Damn this spot the difference is so hard :-/
One of them is useful, famous across the world and part of peoples every day lives.
The other one is Justin Bieber and Nash Grier
cybersyncing said: ok but hear me out: The Hobbit where everything is the same except Bilbo has the personality of Martin Freeman
Aang deals with cultural appropriation - (x)
DID YOU READ THE WHOLE COMIC? I MEAN, THIS IS NOT HALF OF THE COMIC IS AND I’M SORT OF HOPING THAT THIS *SLICE* OF WHAT THE COMIC IS ADDRESSING WILL NOT BE CEMENTED IN YOUR HEADS BECAUSE THE ENDING AND THE BEGINNING IS MISSING.
LET ME GET DOWN TO THE DETS.
THE FANGIRLS OF AANG WORE OUTFITS THAT ARE MORE OF A MOCK OF WHAT HIS TRIBE IS LIKE BECAUSE THEY DO NOT KNOW THAT WHAT AANG WEARS IS A SYMBOL OF HIS FALLEN CULTURE. AANG DOES NOT MIND THIS AT ALL BECAUSE WHAT THE FANGIRLS DO IS WEAR WHAT THEY THINK AANG IS. TO THEM, WHAT AANG WEARS IS A COSTUME AND NOT A CULTURE. HOW THE FANGIRLS ACTED SHOULD BE FAR MORE OFFENSIVE BUT AANG LAUGHS IT OFF AND EVEN HANGS AROUND WITH THESE FANGIRLS.
NOW HERE WE HAVE A BUNCH OF PEOPLE WHO ARE GENUINELY INTERESTED IN LEARNING THE WAYS OF THE AIR NOMAD TEMPLE BUT AANG FEELS ATTACKED THIS TIME AROUND BECAUSE IT IS DIRECTLY TO THE SOURCE. UNDERSTAND THAT AANG IS PART OF A DYING CULTURE WITH HIM BEING THE REMAINING AIR NOMAD LEFT. THESE PEOPLE IN THIS COMIC GENUINELY DO NOT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING BUT THEY ARE GENUINELY INTERESTED IN IT. NOTE THAT THE FANGIRLS WORE THE SAME SYMBOL BUT IT IS FAR MORE IRONIC THAT THEY HAVE NO INTEREST IN UNDERSTANDING AIR NOMAD CULTURE.
AT THE END OF THE COMIC, AANG REALIZES THAT HE MAY BE THE ONLY AIRBENDER LEFT BUT THAT DOES NOT MEAN THAT HE SHOULD HAVE ALL THE AIRBENDING CULTURE TO HIMSELF. WHAT DID HE DO? HE BEGAN TO WILLINGLY TEACH THESE WOMAN HIS OWN CULTURE SO THAT HIS OWN CULTURE WILL NOT DIE OUT.
I AM FREAKING SICK OF CULTURE APPROPRIATION POSTS THAT SAYS, “DON’T FUCKING TOUCH MY CULTURE.”
THIS IS NOT THE WAY. SUKI DID A HELL OF A BETTER JOB THAN AANG DID IN THE STORY WHEN SHE LET SOKKA *WEAR* HER HERITAGE AND SOKKA IS A MAN.
GET IT STRAIGHT.
LOOK AT THIS:
AANG GOT IT FUCKING STRAIGHT.
What good are my eyes if it cannot see the truth. What good are my ears if it can’t catch their lies. What good are my lips if it cannot say what I need it to say.
Me: Mom I don’t think I am getting any better, I still feel sick…
This is legit.
More PSAs need to stop worrying about offending people and get down to the nitty gritty like this. It’s the only way to open so many eyes.
If people are offended, they are probably guilty.