yes, appropriating another culture’s sacred regalia is racist. i know it’s just so hard to wrap your head around.
it’s easy to understand that the marines wouldn’t want non-marines to use their… call thing (hoo rah? idfk), and it’s easy to understand that soldiers don’t want to be saluted to by anyone but soldiers, as both of these things were explained to me in dead-serious tones from my little brother, mother and father,
BUT NOT WANTING YOUR CULTURALLY SIGNIFICANT CLOTHES TO BE TURNED INTO SEXY DRESS UP TIME IS SUDDENLY RIDICULOUS AMIRITE