July 15, 2011
Rap video on hipster headdresses
Comment: This video is basically a compendium of non-Indian hipsters in headdresses. It includes pix of Kesha, Paris Hilton, and the Dudesons.
If this were mine, I'd probably change the song's name: "Whatevas, It's Just Some Feathers." Some people may think it's serious rather than sarcastic, as I took it to be. They may stop there before watching the video.
The song itself seems to be pro-Native and anti-headdress, but it's hard to follow. I'm an old fogey, so I don't want to think, concentrate, or decipher messages while I'm listening to music. I'd make the song more of a spoken-word recital.
For more on the subject, see Hipster Racism, Cultural Appropriation on Al Jazeera, and Hipster Headdress PSA on YouTube.