Do you know what caused this sudden uproar against bindi appropriation on social media? I see it on tumblr and kind of on twitter. Of course, I have neither, so I can't really trace it. I know the tension has always been there, but why the sudden uproar now? (i.e. the uproar against burqa/hijab can be appropriately attributed to Lena Dunham and Lady Gaga.) Thanks!
Well, there’s a lot of marketing of bindis now to white people. Bindis are now also called body jewels, body decorations, enhancements, face dots and just bindis. It’s become a trend and whole bunch of brown folk are collectively going, “huh?”
The uproar over the burqa/hijab is far more complicated and bigger than Dunham or Lady fool.