Lady Gaga decided to take her tour of terror (and Tony Bennett) over to Dubai and Tel Aviv lately, and while there, she dressed in traditional garb that’s completely wrong for the country she’s in (and also that she has no business wearing anyway, according to some people). First she wore Korean clothes in Japan, and now she’s wearing what appear to me to be Indian clothes in the UAE. Does it ever end with this woman?
I get that this is Gaga’s whole schtick, to dress up like she’s part of other times/cultures/ethnic groups, and whatever. She’s not the first person to do it and she won’t be the last. However, her ignorance about the practice just seems really over-the-top. If you’re going to be a cultural appropriator, shouldn’t you know what culture you’re actually appropriating?