While mentioning Jonathan Coulton, I have a question about this song:
On his website, Jonathan Coulton says, "In the proud tradition of many white Americans who came before me I hereby steal and white-ify this thick and juicy piece of black culture. " However, on Jezebel, they are calling his cover "hipster racism", rather than "cultural appropriation". I'm curious to learn if you consider this disrespectful and racist, blatant theft, or a respectful homage? Extra weight goes to the opinions of those who have had their ethnic and/or cultural heritage reused by others.