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By unsuccessful popping / Thursday 18 June 2015 20:09 / United States - Tappan
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By  haileyrows  |  26

Even if it was a bindi- who's she to assume you don't identify with that culture based on your looks alone? There's a thousand possible extenuating circumstances that could have given you justification to wear a bindi.

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  purpleturtle16  |  20

Agree with #71. Yeah. There's no reason why a person who is not of Indian origin shouldn't wear a bindi. That person was just insensitive and aggressive and OP became the innocent victim here.

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  ohjoy15  |  32

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  Welshite  |  39

#9: Culture isn't strictly defined, and "cultural appropriation" is just another prejudice. People can be whatever they want, and belong to whatever culture they wish.

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  JayGatsby  |  25

To be honest, now a days wearing a bindi is used in just everyday life. I think it's ridiculous that people make such a big deal out of it. To me that's like saying that non Christians can't wear a long white dress because it looks too similar to a wedding dress. I really don't understand how wearing a bindi is offensive. No one is making fun of the culture, they're merely wearing what they think looks pretty. Also, I've seen a lot of people use it for non cultural reasons (such as coachella and music festivals). By the way I'm Indian and I really don't care who wears it. And frankly, I find it funny how I'm not at all involved in my culture (born and raised in America) and its acceptable for me to wear a bindi even though the only thing that really differentiates me from an American (or really anywhere outside of India/Middle East) is my skin color

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  tranced_  |  37

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  ohjoy15  |  32

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  tranced_  |  37

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If we didn't combine cultures, what would our world be like? Why is it that it is now shameful to have a different culture if you are not from the area that culture happens to have come from?

By  haileyrows  |  26

Even if it was a bindi- who's she to assume you don't identify with that culture based on your looks alone? There's a thousand possible extenuating circumstances that could have given you justification to wear a bindi.

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  MrConcise  |  34

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  bellydancer82  |  15

I agree. For one thing, bindis aren't worn just by Indian women, they're primarily worn by women in the entire Southern Asia region. Two, not one culture or one religion is associated with wearing bindis. Yes, it's primarily associated with Hinduism, but the reasons for wearing one aren't strictly religious. Also, I'm a belly dancer and also do some Bollywood and Bhangra dancing, so I wear bindis for that. The lady who bitched OP out is just stupid.

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  sinistral  |  10

I'm Indian. And I wouldn't be offended. Also her reason isn't valid. Anyone can wear as many bindis as they like. Make the most of dressing up your pimple, OP!

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