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Babic 1Aleksa BabicMrs. AbelaENG4U6 September 2019How Ariana Grande Fell Off the Cultural-Appropriation TightropeThroughout Spencer Kornhaber’s article, the tone that the author uses in the piece is very direct and serious. The author decides to give the reader all the information he has found with Ariana Grande’s latest single “7 Rings” and uses evidence in every one of his points to back his work. His tone aswell seems to be negative toward he artist Ariana Grande as many times he seems to be stretching for a piece of her song as “copying” another artist’s work when it seems far-fetched. Author Spencer Kornhaber’s main argument in the article is that Ariana Grande’s latest song has many similarities to other artist’s songs from the past which possibly looks like it was stolen from or identical to their work. As well that her work has offended other cultures by certain phrases in her song, or many of her actions she portrays. Many people either inside or outside the music industry see similarities to other songs in her own in things such as lyrics, flows, melodies and so on. This is found in the second paragraph of the article where it states “Princess Nokia and Soulja Boy – posted videos on social media accusing Grande of stealing their flows.” As well in the same paragraph 2 Chainz suggested that “the music video ripped off the pink trap house he set up as a promotional and public-health effort in Atlanta.” As well as others noted similarities with his song “Spend it,” which the author states at the end of the paragraph.
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Babic 2Author Spencer Kornhaber tries to emphasize to the public and readers that Ariana Grande is a childish, innocent girl that loves her glitter, neon lights and colours as well as sparkles that any seven to ten-year-old girl would love. Yet this image steers the idea of thought that Ariana Grande was black, making her actions sound much worse regrading culture appropriation. Author Spencer Kornhaber states that Ariana Grande is, “Wearing the culture, as a costume – or even as a joke.” In the first sentence of the article, the author opens with, “Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings” lets you know, in its very first verse, that it’s copying.” Lastly he also mentions that, “it’s a weird apology,” regarding her post/comment on social media. The author is trying to portray to the readers that Ariana Grande is acting as if she has built her career off racial drag, as did fellow artist Iggy Azalea. Author Spencer Kornhaber believes that Ariana should not be acting this way to gain popularity and so to say “kick start” her career as an artist by using racial drag. In 2016, Marc Jacobs staged a runway show at New York Fashion Week. During the event a group of all white models wore dreadlocks while walking down the runway. Jacob’s hair-stylist for his show said he was inspired by the dreadlocks by rave and club culture as well as the acid house. As critics on social media called Jacobs out for the cultural appropriation, he re-sponded with a tweet stating, “Funnyhow you don’t criticize women of color for straightening their hair.” Jacobs added, “I respect and am inspired by people and how they look. I don’t see color or race- I see people. I’m sorry to read that so many people are so narrow minded…Love is
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