Nicki Minaj posted a couple of days ago an announcement on Instagram. She revealed that she has a new Spanchat filter for her song Chung-Li and some of her fans and followers were not happy about this at all. Check out what happened.
The filter shows off a pair of hair buns with chopsticks that are placed in them. Nicki showed the filter off in a black and white video of herself.
‘Click the link in my bio to use the #ChunLiSnapchatFILTER – it comes complete w/diff color buns, ? & ?hair.? I used a black & white filter after I recorded,’ she captioned the video.
Some of her followers called her out on what they believe is disrespecting Asian culture.
‘Nicki Minaj you have messed up with this Chun Li stuff. You got black people disrespecting Chinese/Asian culture. Smh.,’ one fan commented.
‘So we gonna act like this isn’t cultural appropriation? I would’ve thought because you are a person of color you’d understand why cultural appropriation sucks but I guess you’re just as ignorant as white people lol,’ another follower said.
‘Isn’t she South Asia cuz I’m South Asian, and the culture is COMPLETELY different from East Asian culture I would never use chopsticks and buns and claim it as my culture because it isn’t,’ a commenter noted.
‘Say what you want about Nicki, but I’m about to get on a plane, and I’m blasting Nicki, and my anxiety isn’t as bad. bless this goddess,??’ someone else defended her.
Just in case you didn’t know, ‘Chun-Li’ is a Chinese character in the Street Fighter video game. Even if many fans are questioning Nicki’s look for the song, she doesn’t seem to have a problem with it.