7 Biggest Moments of Appropriation in 2014, Because We Kept Receipts
2014 is coming to a close, and what a year it was. For great TV, for great film, for great celebrity Instagrams, for Solange's incredible wedding cape that was true ascension. But, as Roxane Gay pointed out recently in her column for The Guardian, it was also the year of outrage, when we truly began to push our idols off their pedestals and hold them accountable for their actions. What with the extreme racial injustice that has erupted in the past few months with protests for justice for Mike Brown and Eric Garner and so many other black lives that have been lost, we can't ignore the connection that has to the world of celebrity culture.
So in the spirit of calling out your faves as problematic, here's a look back at some of the more questionable appropriation from certain famouses throughout the year. We kept receipts. (No particular order, because it's difficult to rank such badness).