Kyle Richards defends Gwen Stefani after she was criticized for saying she was ‘Japanese’
Kyle Richards stepped up to singer Gwen Stefani’s defense on social media on Wednesday.
The 54-year-old Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star seemed sympathetic to the voice coach’s plight after a controversial new interview in which she claimed to be Japanese, despite being in fact Italian, American, and Irish-American.
“Everyone can’t wait to be offended by something,” Richards commented in response to a social media post regarding the controversy.
Stephanie sparked controversy in an interview with Lure Published on Tuesday, she talks about falling in love with Japanese culture after visiting Tokyo for the first time.
Adding her opinion: Kyle Richards, 54, delved into Gwen Stefani’s controversy over her comments about being “Japanese” by suggesting people were looking to take offense in Wednesday’s comment; Seen in December in Santa Monica
Prior to this, her father – an Italian-American – had traveled to Japan for work several times and astounded her with his tales of culture shock.
“I said, ‘Oh my God, I’m Japanese and I didn’t know that,'” Stephanie recalls raving after her first trip to Tokyo.
Kyle’s defense on Instagram received a strong response in her responses, with most of them agreeing with her that Stephanie’s statement did not justify the crime.
However, there were still plenty of users who strongly disagreed with her.
Trigger happy: You suggested that people were easily offended in the short comment in response to a post about the controversy
Foot in the Mouth: Stephanie, who is Italian-American and Irish-American, transcended her love of Japanese culture and said she was Japanese in a new interview with Allure. Seen in December
“Mmmm no Kyle, that’s kind of bad bc she’s not Japanese at all,” one user replied. Her father was traveling for work and she resonated with the culture. Not the same. She has also used these four women as props for money for years. Sometimes things are as offensive as people make them. Be on the right side of this.
“So we won’t be watching you get offended by anything next season,” another user joked, referring to her status as conflict-ridden on RHOBH.
Another voice added: “You and every white person in the comments saying the same thing should be quiet.”
Richards previously quarreled over race during an interaction with her RHOBH costar Garcelle Beauvais.
Awkward: Kyle confronts former RHOBH with Garcelle Beauvais that her idea was racially motivated after she chose her not to make a charitable donation; Seen May 2022
The Halloween actress pointed the finger at the Spider-Man: Homecoming actress for not donating $5,000 to charity, but Beauvais thought she wouldn’t have the same confrontation with one of her other white co-stars.
“I feel like it’s been weaponized towards me being a black woman,” she said.
“I have no problems with you!” Richards responded, trying to personalize the issue, even though Beauvais highlighted the history of blacks being portrayed as either cheap or poor.
No regrets: Gwen Stefani has defended the Harajuku era again, despite past accusations of cultural appropriation of Asian culture for personal gain; Seen in 2004
Stefani’s early statement about being Japanese came when she once again defended the Harajuku era, despite previous accusations of cultural appropriation of Asian culture for her own personal gain.
Speaking of the now-controversial Harajuku Lovers fragrance line, launched in 2008, and frequent use of Japanese subculture over the years, the 53-year-old singer raised eyebrows as she repeatedly insisted she was Japanese.
Despite having no ethnic ties to the country, the performer claimed to be part of Asia.
In an interview with Allure, writer Jesa Marie Calaor asked the performer what she learned from creating the Harajuku Lovers brand, “given its praise, backlash, and everything in between.”
Speaking about the brand’s inspiration, she told the interviewer, ‘That was the Japanese influence, and that was a culture that was very rich in tradition, but very futuristic. [with] Lots of attention to art, detail and discipline and that was great for me.
Plus, the mother-of-three reflected on how, after years of hearing her father reminisce about his business trips to Japan as Yamaha’s marketing executive, visiting Tokyo herself felt like home.
The backlash sparked: Speaking of the now-controversial Harajuku Lovers fragrance line, which launched in 2008, and frequent use of the Japan subculture over the years, the 53-year-old singer raised eyebrows as she repeatedly insisted she was Japanese.
I said, “Oh my God, I’m Japanese and I didn’t know that,” Stephanie said.
When the author, who is Filipino, noticed a little awkwardness “in the air in between,” Stefani said, “I, you know.”
She then goes on to note that there is an “innocence” in her love of Japanese culture.
Japan’s self-proclaimed superfan said it “doesn’t feel comfortable” for her when she receives criticism for liking and sharing “something beautiful”.
Bizarre claims: Despite having no ethnic ties to the country as the daughter of an Italian-American father and an Irish-American mother, the artist claimed to be from Asia; Pictured in 2006
“I think it was a beautiful time to be creative… a ping-pong match time between Harajuku culture and American culture,” the Hollaback girl continued.
Then the wife of country star Blake Shelton asked:[It] You have to be okay with being inspired by other cultures because if we’re not allowed, that divides people, right?
Additionally, Stephanie said she was influenced by the Hispanic and Latino communities in her hometown of Anaheim, California.
Controversial: The mother-of-three marveled that after years of hearing her father reminisce about his business trips to Japan as Yamaha’s marketing executive, visiting Tokyo itself felt like home
“The music, the way the girls wear their make-up, the clothes they wear, that was my identity,” she explained. “Even though I’m Italian-American-Irish or whatever I am-that’s what I became because those were my people, right?”
While the interviewer said she didn’t think “Stephanie was trying to be malicious or hurtful in making these statements”, it did make her feel “unsettled”.
Calor noted that the former The Voice judge confirmed twice that she was Japanese and once she was “a little girl from Orange County, a little Japanese girl, a little English girl” during the chat. .
In 2021, Stefani addressed the criticism she received in her career when she faced allegations of cultural appropriation around her 2004 solo album Love. Angel. Music. child. During an interview with Paper magazine.
Embarrassed: While the interviewer said she didn’t think “Stephanie was trying to be malicious or hurtful in making these statements,” it did make her feel “uneasy.”
During this time, she was often accompanied by Japanese-American backup dancers called the Harajuku Girls.
“If we didn’t buy and sell and trade our cultures, we wouldn’t have so much beauty, you know?” Gwen thought of the interview. We learn from each other, we share from each other, we grow from each other.
“And all those rules are dividing us more and more… I think we grew up at a time when we didn’t have as many rules. We didn’t have to follow a narrative that was edited out for us through social media, we just had a lot more freedom.
While in the rock band, No Doubt, in the 1980s and 1990s, she often wore a bindi, traditionally worn by Hindu women (seen in 1997)
Culture adoption: Plus, she landed in hot water for wearing cornrows (pictured in 2000)
Last year, the former three-time Grammy Award winner came under fire for embracing black culture while wearing dreadlocks and the colors of the Jamaican flag.
While in the rock band, No Doubt, in the 1980s and 1990s, she often wore a bindi, which is worn by Hindu women.
She has since stated that she was wearing the bindi and sari as a “cultural exchange with her bandmate Tony Kanal, who is Indian-American,” according to Page six.
In 2019, the musician admitted that she felt “a little defensive” when people referred to the Harajuku era as culture appropriation.
“You take pride in your culture and have traditions, and then you share them in creating new things,” she said. painting.