Sure, anyone could wear a sari or salwar kameez to a festival or on the streets, but why label it as “festival wear?” As Armani points out, this creates the idea that these styles are better or acceptable when used for purposes other than expressing one’s culture or heritage.
When will this oppression end!?
It is incredibly important to recognize prejudice and racism, especially when it comes in the form of cultural appropriation and shaming. Mocking the fashions of a culture one moment while purchasing it for the sake of haute couture the next is crossing a line that has remained invisible for far too long.
Yeah, improve yourselves, white people.
For all of those progressive and accepting people who push for equality in the world and understand there are certain words and phrases off limits to you, it is imperative to also evaluate other areas of your life. You might be committing smaller, but not less significant, acts of racism without even realizing it.
It's profoundly amusing to see a Muslim website lecture the West about prejudice, racism, shaming and the lack of acceptance for wearing fancy, colorful articles of clothing.