“Papadum, papadum, papadum…”
We get that papadum might be one in every of India’s favorite snacks, however to make a music about it’s barely weird. A video that has gone viral on social media exhibits a bunch of Australians singing the “Papadum” music. There’s, nevertheless, a South Asian girl within the music becoming a member of the group chanting the lyrics – but, she doesn’t say a phrase. She smiles painfully all through and dances awkwardly whereas holding a papadum.
Everybody else within the video additionally retains chanting the phrase “Papadum” repeatedly. At one level, one of many forged members swings a cricket bat whereas singing the music in what we guess is a approach of representing India’s love for cricket.
The music that was written for youths in 2014 to teach them on cultural illustration all of a sudden discovered a approach into desi social media. None of it for good causes.
The music was written in 2014. It was composed by an Australian musician named Anthony Donald Joseph Discipline, who’s a member of a kids’s music group known as the Wiggles. Following backlash, Discipline responded by apologising for being “insensitive” and for including to stereotypes.
Al, I wrote the music, and directed the clip in 2014 (which was meant as a celebration). It was not my intention to be culturally insensitive to the Indian group, or so as to add worth to ethnic stereotyping. Apologies .
— Anthony Discipline (@Anthony_Wiggle) October 22, 2020
A number of months in the past, actuality present star Kim Kardashian too discovered herself on the receiving finish of criticism for cultural appropriation after she posted a photograph of herself wearing a colour-block gray outfit, consisting of a crop high and a protracted skirt. Together with it, she sported gold bangles and a gold maang tika.