Bruno Mars Accused of Culturally Appropriating Black Music
A new argument on social media has erupted – Is Bruno Mars a culture vulture? Today, a clip surfaced of a woman explaining why she feels the 32-year-old artist culturally appropriates black music. She argues,
He is not black at all and he plays up his racial ambiguity to be able to cross genres and to go into different places.
Bruno Mars is not an original artist in the same way that Michael Jackson was an original artist, in the same way that Prince was an original artist. What Bruno Mars does is he takes pre-existing work and he just completely word for word recreates it – he does not change it, he does not improve upon it. He does not make it better. He’s a karaoke singer.
See the clip below.
— hannie (@hannahmburrell) March 9, 2018
Social media has weighed in and for the most part, are defending the Grammy Award winning artist.
What are your thoughts? Does Bruno Mars Culturally Appropriate Black Music?