Why is henna seen as cultural appropriation? Do you think that it's cultural appropriation?

CubsterShura
Why is henna seen as cultural appropriation? Do you think that it's cultural appropriation?
I don't think henna is cultural appropriation in any way. Henna is basically a goddamn plant that you can grow in your own fucking backyard, take out its leaves (or buy powder made out of henna leaves from a store), make a smooth paste, let it sit for 18 to 24 hours for 'dye release', and then you apply it to whatever part of your skin that you like, keep it on for 4-6 hours, scrape the dry paste off, and you're left with an orange stain on your skin that darkens throughout the day as it oxidizes to a brown to black color depending on how long you kept the paste on. Fill the paste in a cone for more precise designs. Or save your ass from all the hard work and buy henna cones from your local henna artist.

I don't understand how you can claim a whole PLANT to belong to you. Plants are a thing of nature and it's for all of us.

I understand use of certain SYMBOLS and things like that being cultural appropriation and I strongly dislike them, but what's wrong with henna on its own? Anyone can decorate their skin with henna whenever they like and however they like. Anyone can plant henna in their house/backyard if the climate is suitable, it doesn't even require a lot of space. It comes from mother nature, you don't just get mad at others for using something that comes from nature. No one can own nature. You understand me?

One might argue that it is cultural appropriation to use henna if this plant naturally doesn't grow in your region. Then I guess we have all been culturally appropriating for our entire lives by the use of spices and other food ingredients that aren't native to our own region!

To anyone who wants to use henna, go for it. It's not offensive if you like making your own designs with it.
Why is henna seen as cultural appropriation? Do you think that it's cultural appropriation?
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