Yeah the idea that this might offend someone is completely alien where I live. Like, whenever I read about backlash on costumes or dances or whatever with regards to cultural appropriation, it really hits home how different one culture can be to another. As a Latin American, I’m more often than not just straight puzzled about the stuff that offends Latinos in the US. I’m not white, but I’m pretty sure I’d get zero backlash locally if I powdered my face for a Geralt costume, or painted myself black to cosplay Black Panther or whatever. Still, if you’re a public figure you need to understand and respect your target audience’s sensibilities, whatever they may be. If you fail to study and learn about what is OK and what isn’t in a given culture, you’re bound to mess up like this.