Pretty Little Liars Girl Deletes Picture After Internet Dubs it Offensive
Emeraude Toubia recently got called out for cultural appropriation after she wore her hair in cornrows and box braids while on vacation in Thailand, but refused to apologize for rocking the ‘do she said she wore since she was little. Lucy Hale, on the other hand, didn’t even really offend her fans, but still apologized profusely for causing upset.
The Pretty Little Liars posted a picture yesterday in which she proudly showed off her “baby hairs.”
Popular entertainment websites Cosmopolitan and Bustle reported that fans found her ‘do offensive because styling baby hairs is something popular in the African American and Latin communities, however it seems that more people actually found the whole thing funny, because what was happening on her head was not baby hairs.
@JlTEAGEGE those baby hairs grew up, went to college, got a job and had kids.
— Camille (@thirstjauregui2) January 24, 2017
@jenna_danoy IM DONE LIKE LITERALLY THE SAME FACE I MADE. BABY HAIRS? BISH WHERE, THEM HAIRS HAVE MOTHEREFFIN 401K
— ?$nack$ & Napz? (@ElwoodLity) January 24, 2017
@JlTEAGEGE these are elderly hairs. in nursing homes & all.
— tomiko (@tuhmeko) January 24, 2017
@Jessie_Nicole26 Literally no one was offended. People were just laughing at her & making jokes because there were NO baby hairs in that pic
— maniac maggi (@goyabeandaddy) January 24, 2017
Whether people really did see Lucy’s post as cultural appropriation or were simply poking fun at her for mislabeling the style, the 27-year-old did what any kindhearted person would do — delete the photo and apologize profusely.
“Sorry guys — I would never mean to offend anyone. Honestly, my bad. I wasn’t thinking,” Lucy tweeted after deleting the picture.
Fans quickly accepted her apology and everyone has since moved on. Good for you, Luce!
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Ah, the Queen of All Cultural Appropriators. Her mission is to always make a statement and she does that often. But the public never goes down without a fight. Miley got dragged through social media for sporting faux locs at the 2015 MTV Awards and still, here she is, donning some aqua braids during her Milky Milky Milky tour.
Photo: Instagram (@mileycyrus)