"This establishment is not black-owned, but you’re stealing black culture"

An African American woman filmed herself condemening an Asian-owned bubble tea store for “stealing black culture”.

Instagram user @Alewiaaaa took issue with the Aurora, Colorado store’s name ‘Trap Tea’. Asian Dawn highlights that ‘trap house’ is African American slang for a crack house. Additionally, ‘trap music’ is a popular subgenre of hiphop.

“This establishment is not black-owned, but you’re stealing black culture,” the woman says to staff at the store.

“You’re thieves, Asian people stealing black culture once again,” she says.

“It’s okay, you’ll be exposed, so, you’re not black-owned, you’re stealing black culture!”

Trap Tea has since released a statement clarifying that their name was inspired by Japanese anime Dragon Ball Z.

“The name came from the appreciation of black southern culture and the grind, hustle, and drive that we put into the brand and the friends and family we have collaborated with to make that possible,” Trap Tea stated on Instagram.

“The logo is a flip on the dragon ball z kame house from the popular anime show.”

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Apparently Asians are “stealing black culture.” Instagram user @Alewiaaaa walked into a newly opened boba tea shop in Aurora, Colorado and started harassing the employees for stealing “black culture.” The boba tea shop is named “Trap Tea” ( @trap_tea_aurora ) However, in African-American slang, the word “traphouse” refers to “a crack house in a ghetto neighborhood.” . Because the Asian owners named the tea shop “Trap Tea”the African-American woman believes Asians are cultural thieves. Says the woman using a smartphone that wouldn't exist without Korean-American invented MOSFET, a TSMC 7-nanometer chip, Samsung OLED technology, a Sony camera, etc….She's basically using Asian technology to show Asians supposedly stealing black culture.

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Today has been an interesting day and we have received a ton of exposure. Some good and some bad but at the end of the day we want everyone to know that trap tea is about love and bringing everyone together. The name came from the appreciation of black southern culture and the grind , hustle , and drive that we put into the brand and the friends and family we have collaborated with to make that possible. The logo is a flip on the dragon ball z kame house from the popular anime show. We just want to know we don’t hate anyone and we spoke about the situation and we told her about our ideas and plans for the future. We explained that again this was about appreciation of the culture and bringing a dope spin for everyone to come enjoy something new. While also collaborating with other minorities with pop ups , merch ideas , and food to also support the community. We currently work with creative director Maurice Anderson ( @underratedphotography ) on projects and ideas and we have a mural planned showing our appreciation. Let’s keep working together as a unit. Appreciate you all for the love and support. – trap tea

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