I’m more than a little bit put off by it because it reminds me a whole bunch of Holi.
it just raises a cultural appropriation red flag to me.. Am I being oversensitive?
[a picture of the Hindu festival of Holi, with several grinning people covered in splashes of bright colorful chalk(?) powder. The picture is centered around a woman who is being covered in bright yellow.]
[a second picture of Holi, with a large number of people all together. Two plumes of chalk, one blue one purple, being blown into the wind.]
[a large group of runners gathered together with many multi-colored chalk(?) plumes lifted into the air]
[closer shot of a number of runners who are covered in color, all with their hands in the air and grinning.]
found another couple posts on it as well:
I donno. Thoughts?