Those breakdancing “buddhist” monks are not Tibetan
Just got confirmation from a reader who sent me this:
Directed by Leo Zanis, “Buddhist Monks” is a breakdancing tribute that features Bobby Selby, Jaehyuk Choi, Christopher Groelle and Stephen Cho, with creative direction by Frank Anselmo
Read more: http://uproxx.com/music/2014/05/watch-buddhist-monks-breakdance-to-the-beastie-boys-check-it-out-for-mca-day/#ixzz31C1zJahE
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Basically, their whole plan to “tribute” Adam Yauch (which also “conveniently” doubled as a publicity stunt for this PR company) by playing “Buddhist” monks seems to have paid off.
blackface, redface, yellowface, monkface. who cares right? Playing into the stereotype (Hi, Tibetans who are happy bout this) will always help us Tibetans further the idea that Tibetans can be nothing more or less than monks and using the imaging of monks as a plaything is totally fine. Ok got it!