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zer0crash wrote (edited )

No, Fashwave is not an appropriation of the "leftist Vaporwave".

Synthwave is not the same as Vaporwave, like at all. It is important to know these cultural distinctions. The Music, Aesthetics, Ethos etc are completely different.

Vaporwave above all is a music genre. The music is the source of the aesthetics and not so much vice versa. Vaporwave, despite being invented by a trans woman, is not decidedly Leftist, like at all. There are no obvious leftist vaporwave music artists who are defining the scene to be leftist. It is not enough to point out Leisurewave or Laborwave and its associated memes to declare Vaporwave leftist. Not by a long shot. Those tendencies can be seen as peripheral and late-coming.

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GrimWillow wrote (edited )

That is interesting to learn. It was something I read in an article somewhere about different examples of the fash appropriating leftist culture. I'll grab the link if I find it. I'm no expert on the subject, so thanks fo adding to the conversation.