This Girl's Prom Dress Landed Her Right In The Middle Of A Cultural Appropriation Controversy.
A Utah senior named Keziah Daum wanted to find a dress that would stand out for prom. She browsed a vintage store in downtown Salt Lake City, where she came across a red cheongsam. A high-collared, form-fitting traditional Chinese dress.
On a Sunday after the dance she posted the photos on her twitter:
After her tweet went up many people accused her of cultural appropriation.
One Twitter user wrote “I wouldn’t wear traditional Korean, Japanese or any other traditional dress and I’m Asian. I wouldn’t wear traditional Irish or Swedish or Greek dress either. There’s a lot of history behind these clothes.”. Another wrote: “you just don’t wear it if ur not. chinese . . . it’s not something to play dress up with.”
people have been telling you why it’s racist and why it’s cultural appropriation you just refuse to educate yourself, you don’t get to decide what does and does not upset people of that culture especially since they have been mocked for wearing the same thing— ǝǝlıɯǝ (@hookeeeer) April 29, 2018