An unsigned rapper was heavily criticized
for appropriating Asian culture after
releasing a music video….
that featured a non-Asian cast wearing
traditional Asian dresses and dancing in
front of a Laotian Buddhist temple.
Julia Kong, an actress and model, took to Twitter to call out Elijah Castillo, who
goes by the artist name “Conscience” .
Along with her post, she included screenshots from Castillo’s music video “Rush Hour”.
“For the billionth time: ASIAN CULTURE
IS NOT YOUR AESTHETIC,” Kong wrote.
Castillo allegedly responded in an Instagram story by claiming he had received permission to shoot on the premises.
The rapper also said he would take
the video down to avoid further
offending the Asian community