Bruno Mars Criticism: Black Woman Calls Him a Cultural Appropriator

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Bruno Mars Trends on Twitter After Being Accused of Culture Appropriation

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By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

Music super star Bruno Mars is currently trending on Twitter and it’s all because a writer’s controversial opinion about him has gone viral.

In the video, he is accused of being a culture appropriator.

The writer also argues that Bruno is only successful because white people don’t want black culture from black bodies.

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22 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    March 9, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    I mean she’s right but black people are going to drag her and defend Bruno. I’ve learned from this whole Monique situation that black people are the ones who maintain white supremacy. We are harder on actual black people but make passes for the “almost” black people or white people who we would invite to the imaginary cook out. So I don’t even try anymore. We are a lost cause.

  2. Michelle

    March 9, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Are people really out here comparing Bruno to Mike and Prince? I enjoy some of Bruno’s music but let’s not go that far.

    • Barbee

      March 9, 2018 at 12:13 pm

      Yeah they do. I’ve even seen some of us say Bruno is better. They say Chris Brown is better than MJ as well. I don’t understand why people are downplaying two of the greatest inspirations to artists (Prince and MJ) for the people they inspired (Bruno and Chris).

      • Michelle

        March 9, 2018 at 12:41 pm

        They are delusional then. Very delusional.

  3. Chelly

    March 9, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    The same thing can be said about Adele but black people love to use her to drag actual black singers. A lot of us have internalized anti-blackness so we don’t mind what’s going on.

  4. Deja

    March 9, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    I love Bruno but she’s right about why he’s winning. He has the right look. But you can’t take away from his talent. He can sing, write and play instruments. He’s not a karaoke singer.

  5. Anonymous

    March 9, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    Quiet as its kept this applies to Card B as well.

    • anon

      March 9, 2018 at 1:52 pm

      Sort of her mom is from Trinidad which is black

  6. Peachy

    March 9, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    Uh oh. I’m sure her mentions are a mess.

  7. Anonymous

    March 9, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    Chile you do not come for Bruno. Black people love his a-s. They are going to drag her by every hair follicle she has!

  8. Bee

    March 9, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    I’m not going to lie, this was my first thought when he started blowing up. Notice how he only really blew up when he started making our music. It’s the truth.

  9. Kimberly

    March 9, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    The capes are out too on Twitter. If only we defended each other like we do the others. We could change so many things and finally get ahead as a race. Oh well.

  10. Anonymous Yall

    March 9, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Bruno is not original. He kind of reminds of Teyana Taylor but with more talent. Some artists are just so inspired by artists who came before them that they never figure out their own sound. I hope one day he does because this conversation won’t stop until he does.

  11. Music Lover

    March 9, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    She made a lot of good points. Remy is another artist who puts out music with a very dated and throw back sound to it and she continues to flop. Didn’t Big Sean and Chris Brown put out a song together that had a 90s vibe to it as well? Black artists aren’t allowed to do 90s music like Bruno and thrive. Bruno clearly has advantages that black artists do not have right now.

  12. anon anon

    March 9, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    I never really thought about any of this. Damn she’s right.

  13. Realness

    March 9, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    This is true. Right now on the Grownish post, there was discussion from one of the twins about how black men want black women in non black bodies. Well this sums up what’s going on with Bruno. Many of us don’t like our blackness and have been brainwashed to believe it’s more acceptable coming from non blacks. So we are extra critical of our black singers or anyone black who points this out. It’s sad when you think about how pro black everyone pretended to be after Black Panther came out. That last for a week and now we’re back to hating ourselves and defending white supremacy. Bruno is a product of white supremacy. Period point blank.

  14. Anonymous

    March 9, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    I do not get the hype over Bruno. He keeps doing the same thing which is releasing music that we’ve heard before in a previous era. It’s actually lazy to me. Meanwhile he gets a pass because a lot of black women want to sleep with him and the black men want to be him. Just saying.

  15. Guest

    March 9, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    ? hmm. I think that Bruno is very talented in his musical abilities and dancing regardless of racial background. I guess if you’re placing it into a black and white category than the argument maybe valid. However, there’s been many white ppl in so called black music such as Teena Marie, and Jon B. Not to mention Eminen in rap. I enjoy Bruno’s music and I’m not mad at his success. Why do we have to place labels on folks? Can’t we just enjoy the person for the musicality and gift? Finally, IMO he looks more black than white anyway. Smh ??‍♀️

  16. India

    March 9, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    Everyone benefits off the culture except black folks. We make it and can’t be mad we let people in. Look who is running our creation. We can’t have anything for ourselves. And the person above who said we lost as a people is right. We let everyone slide and fake outrage over dumb stuff

  17. Theron

    March 9, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    It’s interesting how the black men in the video defended Bruno while the women called it for what it is; appropiation. ?

  18. Anonymous

    March 9, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    Eh I see both sides. But at the end of the day Bruno makes music that makes everybody feel good and want to dance. I’m sorry but I don’t enjoy being called a b-tch and a hoe in my music.

  19. Lisa

    March 9, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    I’ve heard this before. But most feel like Bruno is harmless so they aren’t trying to hear this reasoning. I enjoy him but I hope we don’t come to the conclusion that we willingly went along with our own erasure in music in about 15/20 years.

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