Well Actually, Connor McDavid's Trump Halloween Costume Was Technically Cultural Appropriation


So last night people were mad online about Connor McDavid dressing up as Donald Trump for Halloween. First of all, the headline said “people”, not “everybody”. If even just 2 people are mad about something, technically that means that “people” are mad considering “people” is the plural form of “person”.

Anywho, people were mad about the costume and I couldn’t for the life of me figure out why. However, I like to think of myself as a pretty open-minded fella. If you never even consider the other side’s point of view on issues, you’ll never be able to grow. So after having the night to sleep on it and wrap my head around what was so wrong with a 20-year-old hockey super star dressing up as the President of the United States, well I think I finally get it.

Connor McDavid’s costume didn’t trigger Hockey Twitter because they’re a bunch of liberals who shudder at the mere thought of anybody somehow associating themselves in any way with Donald Trump. Hockey Twitter was triggered by this costume because it’s cultural appropriation to the highest degree. A lot of people think that cultural appropriation is based on skin color. But that would make you a big ol’ racist since it’s 2017 and you’re not even supposed to see color anymore. Just because Connor McDavid is a white guy dressing up as another white guy doesn’t make these okay. He is a CANADIAN dressing up as the President of the UNITED STATES. Do you understand how harmful that is? Makes you wonder what the outrage would be like if a couple of Americans dressed up as stereotypical Canadians.

In today’s societal climate, you need to understand that you can’t just go around stealing other people’s cultures. If we want to stop being such a divided nation and world, then everybody needs to realize that they’re only allowed to like and do what your ancestors before you have. Connor McDavid, as a 20-year-old hockey player, should not only be aware of that but he should be the one leading the way. If we can’t look up to our 20-year-old Canadian hockey playing phenoms for sociological guidance in today’s world, then have we lost all hope? I fear so.