"If you were a girl, which band member would you date?"
5 Seconds Of Summer - ‘Out Of My Limit' Live @ 363 Oxford Street
I admit I’m a bit of a victim in the worldwide system too
“Right before we go on stage, we do this thing with our hands.”
IT’S OK TO STILL LIKE CALUM! HE DID A BAD THING! ACKNOWLEDGE THAT, TRY AND HELP OTHERS LEARN WHAT HE DID WAS WRONG, AND (IF YOU WANT) MOVE ON!
Hi! Thank you for being slightly more polite than the other anon (or nicer than the last message you sent). I am not spreading rumours and I do actually know what I’m talking about.
Regardless of Calum’s relationship/history with Native American people, he should know that what he did was wrong. If he were wanting to honour their culture (I’m humouring you here, I honestly don’t think he cares much about Native American people in any way), he should have done it in another way, such as supporting Native American communities or raising awareness about the racial inequalities that they (especially their women) face.
You’re right, I know nothing about the meaning behind Calum’s tattoos. What I do know, though, is that it’s not his place to appropriate Native American culture. It’s not his background and the image of Native American people has been appropriate far to often that I won’t give him the benefit of the doubt.
Calum’s tattoo does not make him a bad bassist. It doesn’t change the way he plays or sings or is a member of 5SOS. What it does do is highlight his ignorance when it comes to other cultures, an ignorance that many people, including those around him, and you, as a fan, share. I’m not trying to spearhead him here, I’m just trying to help inform others that the cultural appropriation of his tattoo is wrong.