Cultural innuendos

Footwear strictly prohibited

I was on the Los Angeles Times website when I discovered a photograph labeled “Foot wearing prohibited” in the “My Best Shot” campaign, in which readers send their photos to the Times. The comment by the photographer is rather disturbing and disappointing. Had she been more observant or learned about Southeast Asian culture, she would have realized that wearing shoes inside religious sites and even homes, is a great sign of disrespect.

2 thoughts on “Cultural innuendos

  1. Omar says:

    Yes, most westerners do not understand the significance of wearing shoes inside and how it relates to the underlying culture and religious aspects. Something I have to explain quite often.

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