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Coldplay and Beyonce in hot water after being accused of cultural appropriation in new video

India

The video for the new Coldplay and Beyonce collaboration, Hymn For The Weekend, has only just been shared, but is already causing controversy.

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The clip was filmed in India, with the intention of paying respect to the vibrancy of the culture, instead, people have been commenting that the video is stereotypical and uses the Indian culture for their own profit. The video largely features Beyonce portraying a Bollywood actress, donned in traditional Desi clothing.

Although there has been a fair share of support for the video, there has also been a large amount of backlash against the “cultural appropriation” of the clip.

The video also briefly featured Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor, who, going from her response, had no problem with the cultural issues raised from the video.

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February 2, 2016