8 Times Miley Cyrus Was Accused of Being a Huge Effing Racist
Cultural appropriation — the act of picking and choosing which elements from an oppressed race/ethnicity are most attractive to a privileged group of people, and then adopting those elements as if they are the advantaged person’s aesthetic. Cultural appropriation is a hot topic right now and it’s basically like plagiarizing someone else’s essay and then getting a better grade on it than they did. Annoying. But it’s not only rude, it’s actually racist. Why? Because it’s seen as taking advantage of an underprivileged group of people for one’s personal gain.
Sound like anyone you know? While visions of Kylie Jenner or Bella Thorne might come to mind, possibly the biggest offender is none other than Miley Cyrus.
While cultural appropriation may be the Disney Channel alum’s go-to move, unfortunately, it’s not the only thing that Miley has done that’s gotten her the ‘racist’ label. She’s also had problematic photos leaked and said some pretty WTF-worthy quotes. Check out the gallery below and then let us know: Do you think Miley Cyrus is actually racist or is she just simply ignorant to how others are perceiving her actions?
Every time she wore dreadlocks or cornrows like it was NBD.
At this point, you've got to be living under a rock if you don't know that wearing your hair in traditional African-American hairstyles is considered cultural appropriation and NOT OKAY. Yet time and time again, celeb after celeb keeps making the same darn mistake. While some stars live and LEARN, it's pretty freakin' obvious that Miley does not. Her Instagram feed is full of selfies in which she's donning the appropriative 'dos and, as always, the comments are flooded with users calling her out for racism.
Photo: Instagram (@mileycyrus)