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Hypocritical hounding of the girl at the high school prom


The sanctimonious mob has claimed another victim and in the process reminded itself of its spotless morality. This time the tyrannical villain taken down by the moral arbiters of good and evil was an eighteen-year-old girl who decided to wear a Chinese-style dress to her high school prom.

This is not OK because it’s cultural appropriation. Or it’s just a pretty dress. On the one hand you have the chance to be a normal human being, on the other you have the chance to virtue-signal to your heart’s content. You decide.

‘Cultural appropriation’ is one of those nonsense terms that Lefties pluck out of the air to lambast normal people. But it seems to go against the multicultural dream whereby everyone is the same, we share our cultures and become best friends. If people of different cultures cannot interact, does that mean multiculturalism is doomed?

If I went into a pub and told an Asian man he couldn’t have a pint, or went into a greasy spoon and told a black man having a bacon sandwich that I was offended, or threw an Eastern European man’s roast dinner to the floor, I would quite rightly be viewed as deranged and racist. I might even be imprisoned. Yet this cultural appropriation nonsense is somehow seen as progressive and enlightened.

Are we all just to stay with ‘our kind’ and remain in our staid little boxes? Is anyone English allowed to learn a different language? May a Frenchman learn martial arts? May a Chinese man play cricket? What exactly do you want?

These confused and sadly mistaken individuals are flailing around in the darkness looking for something to give their lives meaning. They won’t find it in social justice or whatever this sort of thing actually is. I feel sorry for the girl in the prom dress and I hope this terrible experience doesn’t stop her experimenting and expressing herself.

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Fionn Shiner
Fionn Shiner
Fionn Shiner is a London-based writer who has written for the Spectator, the Daily Mirror, Private Eye and more. His day job is Press and Parliamentary Officer for Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).

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