I would have only been like"oh ok they're called afro puffs from Weismart's blog

But like, in AC? Gatekeeping and Animal Crossing Bells throwing arbitrary rules on who can wear what on their small packages of code and pixel? Nonsense. They're fighting a battle that isn't there and making themselves seem all of the way dumb from the process.


Non-issues such as this are why people's eyes roll when'cultural appropriation' even gets attracted up.Now that it's been a couple of months since the situation, I have this to say: Insisting on calling them'distance buns' when they are clearly afro puffs is weird. I mean, they look like cornrows braided up into kinky pigtail puffs, aka afro puffs. They are pretty distinct from, say, the odango wig that's represented in the game (which looks more like what you get when you google'space buns'). The situation was pretty ridiculous, especially since it went how I understood it would with... let's say,'radical' people chiming in to'stick it ' those'oversensitive liberals' or whatever other side of the spectrum boogeyman resides in their minds.


I agree after being fixed, I would have only been like"oh ok they're called afro puffs, still they are adorable right?" Rather than insisting they had been distance buns, but whatever.


What I really don't understand is this idea (and literal quotation from among those tweets) that"that isn't for you". Surely people (or allies) of races who have been historically oppressed can see the harm that can be done by trying to re-normalise the concept that certain things can be reserved for people of particular races?I don't think I can blame her for buy Animal Crossing Items being defiant after getting 600 deranged replies on a completely anodyne tweet. Her reply was far more level-headed than mine could have been.


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