Electronics Entertainment Expo 2018 was a place where many hardware manufacturers, software developers, and video game publishers presented their new and upcoming products.
Sony revealed one of their new PlayStation games in an unusual way, featuring a musician. However, the performance was called out as “blatant cultural appropriation” by many people on the social media.
Dani Jo tweeted:
“Can someone at @sony please explain why you chose NOT to hire a Japanese performer to wear traditional Japanese wardrobe for a Japanese game,”
However, a Japanese Twitter user responded by explaining that hiring an American to play the shakuhachi, the traditional Japanese bamboo flute wasn’t a mistake. Dani realized that she made a mistake, and she even went so far that she decided to delete her Twitter account out of embarrassment.
Check out how the whole story unfolded, and give us your thoughts in the comments.
Some people agreed with Dani Jo completely:
However, one Japanese native did not:
Dani blocked those who opposed her at first, but she later deleted her Twitter account
People gave their own opinions on the matter: