Vogue has come under fire for putting white model Karlie Kloss in a geisha outfit for March's diversity issue (the same one that included a Photoshopped cover featuring Gigi Hadid, Ashley Graham, and Kendall Jenner, among others).
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People are understandably upset that there is yet another issue of white-washing when it would have been so easy to cast a Japanese model instead.
Several fashion blogs, like Fashionista and The Cut, called out the magazine for its tone-deaf portrayal, while many people online also expressed their disappointment.
Meanwhile, others pointed out the irony of Karlie getting a six-page spread while actual diverse models Imaan Hammam and Liu Wen only got one photo each.
Yeah, there are A LOT of things wrong with this so-called diversity issue. Really embarrassing for Vogue!
Karlie has since apologized for the "culturally insensitive" spread, but Vogue has yet to address it. And they probably won't!
Read Karlie's apology (below):
This is actually the supermodel's second time being embroiled in a cultural appropriation issue.
[Image via Vogue.]
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