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There's a long history of dances being pilfered for profit – and TikTok is latest battleground

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By Jill Vasbinder

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You write this like it's only whites stealing from BLACKS. That in itself is a one sided, racist representation.

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Jill Vasbinder is a professor in the Dance department at University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

That description itself tells me all I need to know about the goal of this article.

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@Ebisen and Commodore Perry

You write this like it's only whites stealing from BLACKS. That in itself is a one sided, racist representation.

Jill Vasbinder is a professor in the Dance department at University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

That description itself tells me all I need to know about the goal of this article.

Provide real examples where Black Americans stole White American inventions and ideas pretended they had no part of it and profited off it.

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NumanToday  10:03 am JST

Commodore Perry

Why ask me? Did you see my comment?

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Numan

Provide real examples where Black Americans stole White American inventions and ideas pretended they had no part of it and profited off it.

Irrelevant - again, claiming it couldn't happen is in itself racism against whites.

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Numan - just to amuse you:

https://www.capitalfm.com/artists/beyonce-knowles/news/bob-fosse-single-ladies-dance/

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Numan - just to amuse you, here is a video of Beyonce, a black dancer, clearly being "inspired by" (aka plagiarizing) the work of a white coreographer:

https://www.capitalfm.com/artists/beyonce-knowles/news/bob-fosse-single-ladies-dance/

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ebisenToday  01:13 pm JST

Numan - just to amuse you, here is a video of Beyonce, a black dancer, clearly being "inspired by" (aka plagiarizing) the work of a white coreographer:

To be fair, Beyonce's mother is mixed, and is part caucasian, and American Indian.

Meaning, the same goes for Beyonce.

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@Ebisen

Numan - just to amuse you:

https://www.capitalfm.com/artists/beyonce-knowles/news/bob-fosse-single-ladies-dance/

LOL! The ole reverse racism defense that always falls short under any real scrutiny.

You obviously did not read the article. The article says:

You can clearly see Fosse's inspiration on the Beyoncé masterpiece and whilst the whole thing isn't completely a direct rip off of Fosse's work, Bey has spoken about his influence on her.

> [Beyonce] previously said, "I saw on YouTube these three ladies and one of them is Bob Fosse's wife, who's this choreographer, doing 'Walk It Out' [the dance move]. They put 'Walk It Out' to the music - it's from like the sixties. It's one take and it's black and white."

> "I thought 'wow how amazing would that be now', because videos have so many different cuts and different takes. Just to see a non-stop dance video, on take all the way through, very simple, it was the most tiring thing I've ever done in my life."

LOL! Oh, my........try again!

Any real evidence?

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