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Critics say entertainer Bruno Mars is the wrong type of person of color to sing ‘black' music


Added 03-12-18 01:17:02pm EST - “Grammy award-winning entertainer Bruno Mars has been accused of cultural appropriation, and it's all because he's the wrong variety of person of color to perform "black" music. Hernandez's father is Puerto Rican and Jewish, while…” - Theblaze.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Theblaze.com: “Critics say entertainer Bruno Mars is the wrong type of person of color to sing ‘black’ music”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Grammy award-winning entertainer Bruno Mars has been accused of cultural appropriation, and it’s all because he’s the wrong variety of person of color to perform “black” music.

Hernandez’s father is Puerto Rican and Jewish, while the entertainer’s mother is Filipino. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The comments were made during a recent airing of YouTube series, “The Grapevine” — a social justice web show dedicated to examining social issues in popular African-American culture.

Panelist Seren Sensei Aishitemasu said the entertainer (real name Peter Gene Bayot Hernandez) was nothing more than a “cultural appropriator.”

“He is racially ambiguous,” she says. “He is not black, at all, and he plays up his racial ambiguity … to cross genres.”

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