I'm going to save my opinion for the end, because it runs pretty much parallel to what Bethany Watson, formerly of the Elvis Duran Morning Show, had to say. YouTube celeb (who isn't, nowadays, really?) Nicole Arbour ended up recreating Donald Glover/Childish Gambino's "This Is America" song and video to show the suffering women have gone through during history.
But it was seen as a HUGE appropriation of what Donald Glover, a black man, created about black culture, by a white woman. Not her intention, but there wasn't one original thing about it aside from swapping out lyrics, and THAT'S where the major problem lies.
Below is her "Women's Edit" and then her response to the backlash, then Bethany's comments on why it just wasn't the best execution.
The best thing that can happen is NOT for everyone to create their own version of #ThisIsAmerica. You don’t get to co-opt @donaldglover’s art just because it’s popular right now. Come up with your own idea if you’re feeling this strongly about speaking out.— Bethany Watson (@RadioBethany) May 15, 2018
I agree with so many of the issues you’re wanting to address. But do you see how problematic it is for a white woman to use a black man’s work to put the attention on her? Use your talent. Create something new.— Bethany Watson (@RadioBethany) May 15, 2018