Jonathan Pie’s Rant On Cultural Appropriation

Ah, fuck me, OK. Cultural appropriation. Another example of utter lefty
fuckin’ lunacy, OK? Cultural appropriation
is this idea that, if you are inspired by or
borrow from another’s culture, that is, in effect,
an act of stealing and is therefore an offensive act.
It’s a difficult one to get your head around
cos it’s so fucking demented. So I’ll give you a few examples. I’ll give you a couple
of examples, all right? Students Union of East Anglia
recently went around confiscating sombrero hats
that had been given out at a fresher’s fair
by a local Mexican restaurant and they confiscated the hats
because they said the hats represented discriminatory
and stereotypical imagery. HE EXHALES SHARPLY It’s…it’s a promotion for tacos,
you daft *****. Grow up! Fucking grow up. A recent art exhibition in Canada
was cancelled because the artist, who was white, had been highly
influenced by indigenous paintings. OK, the whole thing was cancelled
and one art critic said that the paintings were
an act of cultural genocide. Cultural genocide! I’m sorry, if you don’t know
the difference between the act of painting a picture and the act
of systematically murdering millions you have no right to be
discussing either subject. You need to go home,
lock the fucking door read a fucking book! Starting with 1984. But I guess this is the most
sort of pertinent example, for me, of the horror that
is cultural appropriation. Again on university campuses,
this time mainly in America but there are quite a few
examples of this. White students who have dreadlocks have been targeted
for “racist behaviour”. OK, now, if you think
I’m talking bullshit here, go home tonight
and Google Little Mix. For most of you, it’ll be the first
time you’ve ever fucking done it. But a week ago a member of
Little Mix was forced to apologise because she was wearing dreadlocks
and she was forced to apologise cos apparently her
wearing dreadlocks was offensive to black people. Here’s my question –
which black people? Trevor McDonald, Idris Elba,
the black one out of S Club? You don’t get to decide what
black people are offended by! How fucking patronising is that? “Oh, it’s cultural appropriation. “Oh, it’s stealing
from other cultures.” So is eating sushi. So is dancing the Macarena. So is shopping at Ikea. So is putting your back out
attempting the Kama Sutra. It’s all fucking
cultural appropriation. We all steal the best bits
from other cultures, and the Macarena. You know, surely… Surely life is about
opening yourself up to the world, not shutting it out. Take this to its natural conclusion,
it’s the end of art. The end of fiction. No writer will
ever be able to write about anything but their own personal experiences. Every book’ll have to be
a fucking autobiography. We know how tedious they are. Segregated restaurants –
Italian for Italians, Mexican for Mexicans. What are we left with,
fucking Greggs? “Cheese and onion pasty, please. “Cheese and onion pasty, please.
Chicken tikka slice, please.” Fuck off, you racist! Is it cultural appropriation
if I listen to Donna Summer? Should I be discouraged
from listening to UB40? The answer to that is obviously yes,
but for a host of different reasons. Segregated concerts – Lionel Richie
and Jay Z for the blacks, fuckin…Adele and fucking
Coldplay for the whites. Although Adele will no longer be
able to perform because she’s too highly influenced by MOBO, which of
course makes her a fucking racist. That sound you can hear is the sound
of Martin Luther King spinning in his grave as his dream
of a white and black kids playing together, being judged by
the content of their character, not the colour of their skin, is being pissed on by well-meaning
liberals. Fucking grow up! CHEERING Next up… Fuck that! Fuck that! APPLAUSE I barely got out alive with
mansplaining. Fuck that! No fucking way! Look, erm… I don’t mean to
offend anyone, by the way, erm…

100 thoughts on “Jonathan Pie’s Rant On Cultural Appropriation


  2. Wow. The perfect balance. Smart enough to see how dumb concepts like cultural appropriation is while simultaneously not supporting Trump because he actually has a sense of ethics. The way everyone should be.

  3. We (other people on the left) need to stop putting up with or staying quiet about these toxic far left concepts. It's really getting out of hand, people are sick of it and being pushed to support Republicans more and were really the only ones that can stop it. That's why someone like Biden or Buttigieg needs to be nominated, not Harris, Warren or Sanders.

  4. What I don't get is why liberalism….. Pretty much…. Let people do as they wish… Now means… Control everyone so they can't do as they wish. Can someone explain that?

  5. Why isn't the play Hamilton cultural appropriation. As a white guy I am deeply offended. Why can all these blacks and browns play our founding fathers. If that isn't the pinnacle of cultural appropriation.

  6. what about everyone in the world using white people clothes ? but thats okay computers? electricity? like 80% of everything is from whitey shut your btich ass up

  7. I'm not even watching anymore clips till I find the whole show. any help? I'm kinda enjoying the context

    wait are "Jonathan Pie: Back to the Studio" and "Jonathan Pie: Live!" the same thing? I'm already confuse. halp

  8. people who are against cultural appropriation should go back to their own countries

  9. Wow! Sad thing is, it's my fellow liberals bitching about cultural appropriation. And yet, it's us liberals that scream about how diversity is our strength.

  10. strange, ive never once heard leftists cry in the same schizophrenic manner about ethnics 'appropriating' elements of our European judeo-christian culture.

  11. Franklin invented electricity so everyone that is not white or american should stop using electric

  12. Canadians are the MOST self righteous heathenous hipposhits on the planet; thats why its a freekin miracle that a CANADIAN university prof (JORDEN PETERSON) was the only one to risk career and life, and stood up to and told them ALL over the world, quite articulately, to go piss up their collective faggity assed left handed lesbian albino midget gender bent jump rope (paraphrased) ! And to go seek professional psychiatric advice as he handed them his card..

  13. Quiz Show Host Voice: For £1 million, answer the following question:

    Q: What is cultural appropriation?

    A) An oppositional viewpoint to race-mixing.
    B) A myth.
    C) The adoption and/or repacking of elements from another culture without giving it the necessary credit and/or respect it deserves.
    D) A Weeaboo’s adoptive identity.

    Let the fun begin. 🍿🍿🍿

  14. Cultural appropriation is bad! Only people of a certain culture can enjoy that culture and that culture alone. Also, white people have no culture, and cannot enjoy other people's culture. See how that works?

  15. I'm usually put off by profanity, but I'd say here it was well placed.

  16. And after that go to a SJW stand up and see how many laughs you will have.

  17. MOBO is racist .
    I prefer music of human origin .
    Not interested in who made it.
    Some of my best music is from mixed race Inuit, Aboriginal , Wagner enthusiasts all ready .

  18. For those who want to see the whole show it's on BBC iplayer. Secondly, he's right on this. I love Chinese culture, I always have, I love Chinese food and always celebrate Chinese New Year. I go to Chinatown everytime I'm in London. I usually buy taiyaki (Japanese fish buns). I am quite happy to do this, the people who live there are happy that I put money in their pocket even though I'm not Chinese. So why on Earth everyone else has a problem with it I don't know. It's pathetic.

  19. I think we should get football back. Unless they let us win something

  20. So I guess Kazuo Ishiguro appropriated British culture when he wrote "The Remains of The Day"

    And he would probably write a book inspired by SJWs called "The Remains of The Brain"

  21. I've always wonder when 'Cultural appreciation' became 'Cultural appropriation'.

  22. It's all aimed at Europeans. Like the world isn't appropriating everything they ever invented which is just about everything

  23. The irony of a white person speaking to us about how we should feel about our own culture and why they have a right to it is exactly what we are talking about. "Stealing the best bits" is exactly why people are mad. When you get told me have to behave a certain way in White America, but they get to pick and choose what they deem as cool. That's exactly what cultural appropriation is. If that didn't go on there would not be an issue. But if course saying that's racist. But what do I know? I'm just a black man 🤷‍♂️

  24. Shows what a bunch of pricks the bbc are. Do they see the double standard, because I’m sure they do, and that there’re openly trying to tear the british nation apart, just like MSM in America.

  25. I agree, half the people who use the term cultural appropriation don't know what it actually means and normally don't know toffee about politics or social issues.

  26. Spoiler: He has a go at "Straight White Male Privilege" anyway at the end of the show.

  27. Blacks have no more right to be offended than whites.
    Or put it this way. Whites have just as much right to be offended as blacks. And as much right to free speech as blacks.

    The tail of hypocrisy wags the dog. It's not only a white privilege to be racist, let's stop the self flagellation now .

  28. Blacks "appropriated" dreads from whites, the Norsemen. Do we care?

    No. This pathetic whining by progressives/liberals/snowflakes is fast becoming redundant and viewed with a sneer as the majority tire of narcissist SJWs.

  29. Cultural appropriation is to theft, what buying the same curtains as the Jones's next door is to burglary….

  30. Using English language is cultural appropriation , & the internet & cars, & most technology, law business is all cultural appropriation of our culture

  31. Anyone driving cars or shooting guns other than white people should be accused of cultural appropriation.

  32. There is not a culture on Earth that did not have dreadlocks. Celts called them fairy locks. Yet we're told they're a black only thing today. BULLSH!T.

  33. Anyone shopping at Ikea that is not white is guilty of cultural appropriation.

  34. Straight white male privilege comes up and he's like nah I'm ruining my career f*** that bro I got a lot to say but I ain't saying nothing

  35. Every free nation must be culturally appropriating Greece by having democracy
    And Britain for having a Magnum Carter no one above the law policy and USA for separation of faith and state and Australia and New Zealand for having Referendums to give the people power over governments – not to mention giving women the right to vote and not to mention white westerners for trying to stop and ban slavery world wide

  36. I've always taken assimilation of other cultures like dreadlocks on white people for instance as admiration.

  37. Girl in my school was suspended because she's white and she (As a joke) said she was gonna dress up as Moana for Halloween.

  38. has this guy been killed by the bbc yet for posting this on their channel?

  39. Radio, antibiotics , electricity , the motor car ,the internal combustion engine, the spinning Jenny, , telephones, ……if you are non European please do not use any of these devices as they are invented by Europeans and therefore not available to be used by non Europeans. Let’s see how they deal with that

  40. It’s like saying no other country should eat Chinese food cuz it’s Chinese

  41. Well , not only Britain, but the entire West appropriated China's and India's knowledge, inventions as their own.
    Wealth and resources too. Or the West to this day would not be rich to afford toilet paper.

  42. Okay then, let's not allow Blacks, Asians, Mexicans to do/wear/ or appropriate European cultural things. How dumb is that? Good Lord

  43. Damn.
    John's pretty much a British Ben Shapiro.

    I think my heterosexuality is in danger.

  44. Thank God for people like this.I thought copying was the highest form of flattery

  45. I'm a conservative but I most admit, he's the first liberal I respect, he speaks with logic

  46. As a black person I find the concept of 'cultural appropriation' itself infuriatingly insulting.

    Who the F*CK decided to make themselves the arbiter of what I am and am not offended by?!!

    You're welcome to every part of my culture. It's cool as f and that's not me being biased because I'm a snobby North London vegan cyclist who studies Theravada Buddhism and who uses Received Pronunciation … But Jamaican food is the best tasting food on the planet and proper Reggae music amazing.

    I loved 'Informer' by Snow, Vanilla Ice was actually a decent rapper, I knew Eminem would be a game-changer and I wasn't at all bothered when I found out Rick Astley was white. Plus, half the classic Jungle tunes were made by white people as anyone who went raving in the early 90's knows.

    As far as looks, in this day and age, it's pure aesthetics. Black people want to be lighter, white people want to be darker … Crack on, I say.

  47. Also … You can't dodge the White Male Privilege one though.

    That is definitely a real thing.

  48. if by well meaning liberals you mean people trying to destroy the careers and lives of others in order to make a power play for themselves, well ok

  49. depends on what you mean by cultural appropriation. it is true that there is nothing wrong with a white artist being inspired by, say, native american paintings. a white supremacist might actually argue that the problem is the "dilution" of a "superior white culture" (or some such bollocks). but belittling sacred elements of a culture by selling replicas of war bonnets en masse can be incredibly offensive (I'm looking at you, exeter chiefs). i think the latter should be frowned upon. once again, it is the intention that matters

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