Via The Right Scoop, Fred T seems to be hopelessly smitten by Gwen, and, who can blame him?
The list of celebrities and artists who are fed up with the censorship of the woke mob just got a LOT sexier. Singer, songwriter, clothing impresario, and fan of “Harajuku” culture and street clothes Gwen Stefani AIN’T. HAVIN IT.
This s**t is bananas. The gorgeous rocker and pop star (Yeah. She does all kinds of music. Get some culture, newbs.) has been accused time and again by frumpy grouches like Margaret Cho and other sick-minded leftists of “cultural appropriation” because she wore a clothing style popular in Japan and also had Japanese back-up dancers who wore the same style.
WHAT A CRIME!
I’m not kidding about them going after her. Margaret Pork Chop did a big op-ed about it which I won’t link to back in the early 2000s throwing a hissy and invoking “minstrel shows.” Guess what Gwen Stefani did?
Nothing. She ignored fatso and kept being hot and exercising her freedoms. And in a new interview she was asked her feelings on the subject and she hasn’t changed her mind.
Here is a bit from Paper magazine that really impresses me, and Fred T!
From then on, Japan became one of Stefani’s biggest career motivations, especially when it came to her solo albums. If she could just write more hits, she’d get to tour there again, see the street style, visit the vintage stores. “If you read the actual lyrics [in ‘What You Waiting For?’], it talks about being a fan of Japan and how if I do good, I get to go back there,” she says.
In the meantime, she decided she’d bring Japan to Los Angeles. “I never got to have dancers with No Doubt. I never got to change costumes. I never got to do all of those fun girl things that I always love to do. So I had this idea that I would have a posse of girls — because I never got to hang with girls — and they would be Japanese, Harajuku girls, because those are the girls that I love. Those are my homies. That’s where I would be if I had my dream come true, I could go live there and I could go hang out in Harajuku.”
Dancers Maya Chino (“Love”), Jennifer Kita (“Angel”), Rino Nakasone (“Music”) and Mayuko Kitayama (“Baby”) would go on to accompany Stefani for her next two album cycles, dancing on stage and in her videos while also making silent, but very well-dressed, awards show appearances. Kita, who’d grown up in LA, visited Japan for the first time on Stefani’s tour.
In a 2006 interview with Blender magazine, comedian Margaret Cho compared the Harajuku Girls to a minstrel show. The backlash against them has been consistent ever since. Stefani, to this day, disagrees.
Stefani, gave a well reasoned response to Cho, who obviously suffers from Eternal Bitterness Syndrome
“If we didn’t buy and sell and trade our cultures in, we wouldn’t have so much beauty, you know?” she says. “We learn from each other, we share from each other, we grow from each other. And all these rules are just dividing us more and more.”
Love that retort, and love another celebrity who shows they can, indeed, stand up to the cancel crowd. Now, let us all appreciate Gwen’s HOTNESS!