Thursday, April 21, 2005

gwen stefani sucking the life blood of japanese street culture


if any of you have ever seen fruits, the beautiful fresh japanese street fashion coming out of harajuku, japan, you might be interested in stefani's new sales pitch. shadowing stefani are four living dolls, dressed in full japanese fruits style, posing behind her in interviews, dancing gangsta style or bowing to her in music videos, acting as full living props for her as she navigates the world. they are permitted to speak only japanese, even though they are quite american. take one interesting subculture, subsume it under american pop performance, drain originality from a movement, and harvest a style before its even ripened - the cultural dominance of a diva.

so strange, so simulacra.

full story at salon.com

idea via personal debris

4 comments:

J said...

dude, that sucks. evil!!! she is such a biter, but somehow I still love her.

Anonymous said...

Huh...her own personal pet Japanese...how patronizing.

Anonymous said...

It's sad how the West doesn't have their own culture, they just steal from EVERYONE.

jazzy k~#~ said...

@ anonymous
i totally agree with you on the whole west steal other cultures and make them their own thing, has ne 1 seen fashion lately? its all easternised
plus the west only steal from others because like their food its incredibly bland.
p.s its only north america and uk nregions that don't have cultures mexico is in the west nd its is amazing