avoiding tumblr social justice warriors
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I really liked the Magi manga so far and I'm looking forward to the anime. I'm considering cosplaying someone from it (probably Alibaba), but there's a problem: I'm white, and while I'm at least not picking any of the characters who are shown as being darker than average, I've got this nasty sneaking suspicion that anybody who isn't Asian of some form is going to get attacked by tumblr assholes crying about cultural appropriation and whitewashing and PoC erasure.
If I asked them, pretty sure I'd be told that "the fact that I'm thinking it might not be good is proof I'm whitewashing" but as far as I'm concerned, the Arabian Nights is common fairy tale legends for people around the world now, and none of these people look more Arabian than is normal for anime, and Alibaba is even blonde, so I should be fine, right?
So I come asking you, /cgl/. Is this worth it, or should I write off cosplaying from this series ever?