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:
Just months after the huge Vanity Fair photo scandal rocked Miley Cyrus fans' world, another picture hit the Internet to shock them all. The pic featured Miley and her then-BF Justin Gaston pulling their eyes back in attempt to make them look more Asian. After the OCA, an Asian American advocacy group, slammed the photo, Miley issued an 'apology' that read, "In NO way was I making fun of any ethnicity! I was simply making a goofy face." Ohhhkay....