When will “PC culture” finally end? Recently, two women lost their burrito business over complaints of so-called “cultural appropriation.” I’d like to know where these social justice warriors are when people of non-Italian descent open pizza places. Bad pizza, now there is something worth fighting about.
Kali Wilgus and Liz “LC” Connelly were the owners of a Portland-based burrito shop named Kooks Burritos. While visiting Puerto Nuevo, Mexico, the duo “picked the brains” of local tortilla shop owners so they could perfect their craft, and pursue their dream of making and selling really good burritos. What could possibly go wrong?
Well, after an interview with a local media outlet revealed that Wilgus and Connelly had learned to make burritos in Mexico, leftist finger-pointers were quick to charge the women with social crime of “cultural appropriation” and far-reaching, unfounded comparisons to white supremacy, colonialism and other such tripe.
The barrage of insults and attacks forced the pair of white women to shut down their business, along with their hopes and dreams of being self-sufficient small business owners.
One comment on the interview argued, “Now that you all boldly and pretty fucking unapologetically stole the basis of these women’s livelihoods, you can make their exact same product so other white ppl don’t have to be inconvenienced dealing with a pesky brown middle woman getting in their way.”
Now, it’s worth noting that opening a business in Portland literally has no effect on someone running a business in Mexico. It’s a different country, thousands of miles away – and I’m just guessing but it seems quite unlikely that anyone in Portland would be traveling to Puerto Nuevo just to get a burrito for lunch.
After the social justice warrior mob began, it didn’t take long for them to being circulating a list of other white-owned businesses that they felt were guilty of “cultural appropriation.”