Because the left hasn’t waged war on enough already, now it’s war on Halloween for ethnic misappropriation.
Yep, that’s right.
If you allow your daughter to boast a Moana costume this week, you’re simply confirming your white privilege and further extending your cultural hegemony by encroaching on an icon not reserved for you.
At least, that’s what the PC czars at Cosmo magazine would like you to believe.
In a recent issue (not on the cover, of course, because that space is reserved for the latest explicit positions that guarantee happiness), editors argue that “White girls have plenty of princesses to choose from — there’s Belle, Ariel, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty…realize that they’re awash in privileges that the real Moanas and Tianas of the world will likely never see.”
Here’s more from Redstate…
Proving they have become beyond parody the social justice perma-activist set in this country continue to exceed farcical expectations. Last holiday I noted a very over-sensitive sort who lobbied to have a haunted house shut down over very dubious reasons. I cheekily referred to it as a “War on Halloween”. Well this year these people are trying to bring that to reality.
Cosmopolitan Magazine, that ever dysfunctional outlet on social propriety, has a piece where they encourage parents to refrain from having their kids dressing up as the Disney character Moana. You can already guess — the contemporary complaint of cultural appropriation is the reason, and it is one lacking in reasoning.
Recognize this: Moana is a really special character to young girls of Polynesian descent who have never seen a Disney Princess who looks like them, just like how Tiana from The Princess and the Frog likely resonated with young Black women who had waited decades to see themselves represented. White girls have plenty of princesses to choose from — there’s Belle, Ariel, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty … you get the idea. If your Caucasian son or daughter doesn’t get to be exactly what they wanted for Halloween, encourage them to take a step back and realize that they’re awash in privileges that the real Moanas and Tianas of the world will likely never see.