Yet Another One of Taylor Swift’s Besties Pulled a SUPER Racist Stunt
It was just a little more than a week ago that Gigi Hadid faced serious criticism for impersonating Buddha, the most iconic figure in Asian culture. While celebrities have spoken out both for and against her, the 21-year-old has yet to comment on the issue. Karlie Kloss‘ recent racist move was so bad, however, that she was basically forced to make a statement.
The 24-year-old model was recently featured in Vogue magazine’s March 2017 diversity (lolz — good joke) issue, dressed completely as a geisha, a traditional Japanese female entertainer.
Karlie for Vogue US – March 2017 pic.twitter.com/Pbo9rssT8p
— bestkkpics (@bestkkpics) February 14, 2017
While it seems that no one on the magazine staff, Karlie’s team, etc., saw a problem with the blatant use of yellowface, or when a non-Asian person uses makeup to look East Asian, people all over the world did and weren’t afraid to let all parties involved know.
Wow one of Taylor Swifts gal pals @karliekloss did something racist? Why am I not even surprised?
— Ziggs (@TheZiggalicious) February 15, 2017
— KpopJinx (@kpopjinx) February 14, 2017
— JENNIFER LAI (@jenniferglai) February 15, 2017
— Alexx (@ilivenowhereASK) February 15, 2017
Karlie, knowing that she very much DID make a mistake by appropriating Asian culture in the photoshoot, issued a public apology for “participating in a shoot that was not culturally sensitive.”
— Karlie Kloss (@karliekloss) February 15, 2017
Vogue magazine has yet to make a statement regarding the controversy.
Karlie’s not the only celebrity to be unintentionally racist. Here are 18(!!!!) others: