And Bella Thorne’s Latest WTF Move is — Cultural Appropriation!
Bella Thorne‘s been doing the most lately. We’re not quite sure when it happened, but somehow the former Disney Channel cutie transformed into a rapist-dating, drama-starting controversy queen all in a matter of months. The latest WTF-inducing stunt to add to the 19-year-old’s roster? Cultural appropriation!
The Famous in Love star obviously took a note from fellow Freeform actress Emeraude Toubia‘s book, because she decided that it’d be a good idea to get her hair styled into cornrows and box braids while on a recent vacation.
— bella thorne (@bellathorne) February 16, 2017
The ‘do, which is “an ancient traditional African hairstyle,” was seen as offensive to many people — and they were quick to let her know what she did was not okay.
bella throne has been cancelled but getting braids was the icing on the cake pic.twitter.com/yrZ99roCjD
— syd (@shamfuI) February 17, 2017
did i just see bella thorne. wearing. braids. nah she was cancelled before but now she's expired and rotten too
— liz | HOBI DAY! (@BEGlN) February 16, 2017
@bellathorne Hahahahaha that awkward moment when a celeb with a huge following promotes culture appropriation and is proud of it
— dangerous woman (@madeIynstan) February 16, 2017
@bellathorne STOP THE CULTURAL APPROPRIATION. Desperate af
— Hannibelle Lectoress (@BajJamFineApple) February 16, 2017
Bella Thorne back at it again with being annoying!!! Laughing at everyone that is telling her that her braids are culture appropriation! pic.twitter.com/E3hLtRiVbi
— Ronny (@R0NNAYE) February 16, 2017
@bellathorne also cultural appropriation.
— Zoé Airelle (@Zmoneymill) February 17, 2017
@bellathorne this isn't "edgy" it's culture appropriation. Please stay in your lane.
— Emily (@emuazz13) February 16, 2017
@bellathorne you are a mess. this is a cultural appropriation
— kaya (@relevantswift) February 16, 2017
While Emeraude defended herself by saying she’s been wearing braids since she was little and therefore couldn’t possibly be participating in racism, BT decided to do what we’ve seen many other stars who get criticized for cultural appropriation do in the past — completely ignore the hate!
*shakes head* *cringes for hours* *prays the old Bella will soon return*
These 7 celebrities appropriated African American culture MULTIPLE times: