The new video for the Coldplay single 'Hymn for the Weekend' featuring Beyonce just dropped and it's quite colourful.
Filmed in Mumbai, there's no doubt that the video, filled with colours from all across the spectrum, matches the upbeat vibe of the song with Chris Martin leading the way and Beyonce adding some dreamy vocals into the mix.
The launch of the video comes just a week out from Coldplay's performance in the Superbowl Half Time show in which they will be joined on stage by Beyonce.
Now for the controversy: many Twitter users have been accusing Coldplay and Beyonce of cultural appropriation
Are we gonna discuss how Beyonce dressing up as an Indian woman for the Coldplay video is cultural appropriation, or no?
— Sixo, (@thesalteater) January 29, 2016
when Kylie wears a bindi its appropriation but when Beyoncé is in full blown desi attire its appreciation??? ok
— Syeda (@syedaaaa_) January 29, 2016
if anyone but beyonce had done this twitter would be shouting from the rooftops about cultural appropriation pic.twitter.com/7r4Z7R9yo3
— laura (@cosimacloned) January 29, 2016
Beyonce's appropriation was unnecessary imo. If it was someone white it would've been racist. I think there's a difference
— â˜ (@commie_mami) January 29, 2016
What do you think? Is there an element of cultural appropriation? And is that a bad thing?