Really? Is this why the Bollywood program got hundreds and thousands of youtube hits from India?that is more or lesss cultural appropriation though (or misappropriation) also meryl was wearing the bindi which is a religious symbol and can be insulting to hindus
Is this why I, a non-Indian, when attending a Hindu wedding, received a bindi from the bride's little nephew - as did all the other women guests, Hindu or not? Is this why for this Hindu wedding ceremony, the groom's side of the family that participated in the ceremony (the groom was not Hindu) wore appropriate Hindu wedding garb?
And btw - this wasn't some ultra assimilated family. Everybody else in the family married inside the culture, and aspects of the wedding were supervised by the most respected female in the family who still resides in India. They encouraged our participation - wearing bindis, etc.
The aboriginal program by the Russians got slammed because they insulted the culture. They made dumb a$$ cartoon facial expressions and basically their take on it was as if it was a minstral show. I think he even dragged her by her ponytail at one point. THAT's why it was insulting. An aboriginal inspired program has been done before with lot more authenticity and caused no uproar at all.