Friday, May 25, 2018

Tag: cultural appropriation

Beyoncé Under Fire for Nefertiti-Inspired Spring Collection

https://twitter.com/musicnewsfact/status/979099922459848704 While many may believe Beyoncé can do no wrong, some are decidedly not fans of her recently unveiled Nefertiti-inspired spring collection. The crop top, hoodie,...

Stevie Wonder Adds His Two Cents to...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wejocoawFmc   Stevie Wonder is a Bruno Mars fan and the legendary R&B crooner thinks the genre isn't confined to just one race of people. Wonder was...

After Twitter Users Accuse Bruno Mars of...

Despite a chorus of social media users claiming Bruno Mars has appropriated Black music, several Black musicians are saying otherwise. The controversy began Friday, March...

Pharrell Accused of Cultural Appropriation Over Adidas...

https://youtu.be/gPkC5-smDss   A new Adidas and Pharrell Williams line inspired by the annual Hindu spring festival of Holi has been met with accusations of cultural appropriation. Williams...

Fans Are Outraged at Raphael Saddiq After...

R&B singer-producer Raphael Saadiq found himself in hot water Saturday, Feb. 17 when he shared an Instagram post in praise of Justin Timberlake. "He knows...

Kim Kardashian Under Fire for Crediting Actress...

https://www.instagram.com/p/BehHUATBWf_/ Kim Kardashian adds yet another culture vulture accusation to the family résumé. The reality star on Snapchat Sunday, Jan. 28 proclaimed she got "Bo...

Oxford College Considers Mandatory Classes On Racism,...

Officials at the University of Oxford's Magdalen College in the UK are considering whether to offer courses on a variety of topics including racism...

Stella McCartney’s Ankara Prints on Spring Runway...

Another fashion week calls for another bout of cultural appropriation accusations. This time, Director/photographer Amarachi Nwosu called out Stella McCartney's Paris Fashion Week design...

Debate Emerges After Native American Woman Tells...

When a Native American woman slammed a Black woman's appropriation of her culture, Black Twitter users immediately took issue with the memo. The back-and-forth began...

Asian Woman Has Issue with White-Owned Hip...

A white couple's opening of a hip hop-themed breakfast eatery in Iowa has sparked backlash from an Asian woman because of its name. Me So...

Swizz Beatz Accuses European Fashion Brand Balenciaga...

Add Balenciaga to the growing list of fashion labels accused of stealing from Black creators and, this time, Swizz Beatz is pointing the finger. The producer...

People Aren’t Here for Writer’s Accusation That...

Writer Jenn M. Jackson stirred controversy among Black Twitter users when she proclaimed Black people should stop praising Bruno Mars and "be more critical...

Pepsi Ridiculed for Ad Implying Kendall Jenner...

Pepsi is at the center of controversy after unveiling an ad featuring model and reality starlet Kendall Jenner diffusing a protest by handing a cop...

Fan Tells Beauty Vlogger to End Racial...

A beauty vlogger was urged by a Black fan to stop talking about race so that she could appeal to white female viewers, but her...

Store Ignites Backlash After Grossly Citing Black...

A Toronto boutique store faced a barrage of objection Wednesday because of an advertisement that played on Black Lives Matter for its Black Friday sale. According...

Model Blows the Whistle on Her Own...

After it came to light that the model on the cover of Blackhair magazine is not in fact Black, the magazine has issued a...

White Woman Asks for Strength of Black...

In the wake of last week's nail-biting presidential election, many Americans are still grappling with the new reality of a Donald Trump presidency. And...

Student Dresses as Thief For Culture Day...

A white high school student decided to dress as a thief for Culture Day as a nod to cultural appropriation. Josh Welch, a senior at Springbrook High...

Dreadlock Incident Prompts San Francisco State University...

San Francisco State University will provide African-American dorms to serve as a safe space for Black students. Earlier this year, racial incidents have rocked the...

Marc Jacobs Responds to Accusations of Cultural...

Fashion designer Marc Jacobs drew the ire of social media for culturally appropriating faux locs at his recent fashion show. White models donned the style to...

Khloe Kardashian Is ‘Bantu Babe’ While Black...

Khloe Kardashian is the latest in her famous family to take on a Black hairstyle. The reality television star tweeted and then deleted a...