posted by Molly
It’s certainly unexpected, mashing together two stereotyped cultures that are generally considered at odds—the blogger dubs them “thug” and “vegan.” “Thug” is generally stereotyped as threatening and people of color, while “vegan” as nonthreatening, and white.
Is it an appropriation of culture? We don’t have any information about the blogger, although my guess is that he/she is more on the nutritious foodie side of the fence.
I find it entertaining, but feel free to disagree with me.

posted by Molly

It’s certainly unexpected, mashing together two stereotyped cultures that are generally considered at odds—the blogger dubs them “thug” and “vegan.” “Thug” is generally stereotyped as threatening and people of color, while “vegan” as nonthreatening, and white.

Is it an appropriation of culture? We don’t have any information about the blogger, although my guess is that he/she is more on the nutritious foodie side of the fence.

I find it entertaining, but feel free to disagree with me.