I found this on my facebook feed this morning.
Scott Erickson’s web page
As you can see, it’s an interesting take on Star Wars! It’s unique, different and a rare blend of two different cultural styles.
Pretty neat stuff huh? There’s just one problem the person who came up with this art is white! So well heaven fucking forbid it’s cultural appropriation! The number of Social Justice Warriors that came on to this site and expressed their outrage at what are unique pieces of work was nauseating.
Yep, there are people out there and more than a few of them that seem to think that only Native Americans can do art in Native American style. This work isn’t the only kind of work done in this style. Other people do some good artwork in this style. Andy Everson was the guy that Scott Erickson is accused of copying.
OK they’re done in the same style the difference being that Andy Everson is Native American and Scott Eriksson isn’t. Therefore, Scott appropriated his art from Andy even though anyone with half a brain can see they’re not alike at all! Scott Eriksson is also accused of stealing from Jeffrey Veregge as well
As you can see his style is also different from Scott Eriksson except of course because he’s white and the other two I showed you above are Native American his work is poor quality and is clearly stolen. Nope apparently the idiots I mentioned above have never heard of artistic inspiration. In my experience, there isn’t a character out there yet that hasn’t at least in some way been inspired by a person or story I’ve heard of before. In fact when it comes to stories there are only seven different types of stories
And here’s the clincher there’s another page on this same website that Star Wars themed painted in the form of some already existing European art.
The number of comments (Except for mine) is ZERO! Unique and original and the amount of outcry is zero. We don’t see anybody screaming about Cultural Appropriation over this now do we?
I’m Native American myself I can appreciate all of the art above without getting my panties in a bunch because one of these artists just happened to be white. If you need yet another example of just how batshit crazy things have gotten you just got one. Seriously here do you also stop eating sushi because you’re not Japanese. Never make another commercial of Godzilla and I guess we better not be watching any movies about famous Native Americans now because the as far as I can tell there are not any Native American directors working in Hollywood at the moment at the top of the A-list.
Oh wait just in case some butthurt PC type comes along yes there are Native American directors in Hollywood just not at the top shelf level as far as I know. And NO it’s not because of a glass ceiling you whiny PC shit.
So let’s all just take this moment out to send a serious thank you to the folks who started Gamergate that decided that they’d had enough and put their foot down. I say do your art, your way and don’t let some PC Cultural Marxist tell you what you can and can’t do. This EVEN applies to the woman that used her period to paint Donald Trump.
Remember that this is also art too folks!