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Valentino Faces Backlash For Casting Majority White Models In Africa-Themed Show

Valentino casts mostly white models in Africa themed show.

This happens far too often!

In its S/S 2016 presentation on Tuesday Valentino showed 90 looks for its Africa-inspired collection.

Calling the collection "primitive, tribal, spiritual, yet regal," the brand featured mostly white models sporting corn-rows, and only 10 of the looks were modeled by women of African descent.

And there were only eight black models total, out of 87!

The glaring contrast between the theme and the lack of models of color upset quite a few people, who called out the famous Italian fashion label for taking inspiration from African culture without at least having more African models actually present the clothing.

The brand was called out on its Instagram page and on Twitter:

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Elle Canada Calls A Dashiki A 'New Trend' & Immediately Gets Called Out For Cultural Appropriation

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A word of advice to Elle Canada — people don't like it when you dub their traditional clothing a "new trend."

The publication has faced major backlash and Internet anger for a fashion piece on their site that refers to a dashiki, a traditional West African garment, as the "newest It-item."

[ Related: Pharrell Gets Called Out For Wearing A Headdress ]

The piece, called "Is The Dashiki The New Kaftan?", features images of various celebrities, including Rihanna, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Shay Mitchell (above) wearing a dashiki with accompanying captions.

An image was also posted on Elle Canada's Instagram but then quickly deleted.

Readers have also been quick to post their anger and disappointment at the magazine. Here are some of people's reactions on Twitter:

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Justin Bieber Defends Kylie Jenner Amidst Her Corn Rows Controversy!

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What're friends for?

Remember how we told you about Kylie Jenner's new corn rows that were stirring up some cultural appropriation controversy over the weekend?

Well, it looks like the 17-year-old is got some support from some famous friends on Monday, because Justin Bieber has come to her rescue!

We didn't expect to see the singer commenting on Ky Ky's Instagram post, but he sure did, saying:

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Khloe Kardashian Is Feeling The Heat With Her Latest Selfie! See The Controversial Shot HERE!

Khloe Kardashian gets slammed by fans for her latest Instagram selfie! See it HERE!

Khloe Kardashian is no stranger to stirring controversy.

Especially with her Instagram shots!

While in Dubai on Monday, the 30-year-old posted a new selfie of her wearing a traditional niqāb to her page, writing:

"Habibi Love"

Visitors aren't usually expected to wear them, but it seems she decided to do it anyway.

[ Related: Khloe Gets Backlash For Her Native American Headdress ]

We can only imagine it was an attempt at respecting the culture — though her fans were not feeling the love, as her latest choice caused some of them to get pretty upset.

In fact, some commenters called Khloe out on her cultural appropriation and for being "disrespectful".

Considering her offensive "Sheik pu**y" Instagram photo posted over a year ago (below), it's not hard to see why this new pic (above) might be hurtful.

Does she never learn??

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Katy Perry Doesn't Give A F**K! See What She Has To Say About Racism, Fans, Kim Kardashian, & More In Her New Rolling Stone Interview!

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Katy Perry has taken a lot of flack for cultural appropriation.

Not only for her infamous geisha performance at the 2013 AMAs but also for her new mummy dancers on her Prism tour.

But Katy insists that has nothing to do with caricaturing black women as some have suggested. She says she wants to address body issues that have nothing to do with racial boundaries. She says:

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Cultural Appropriation Won't Quit! Teresa Palmer Wears Native American Headdress For A Photoshoot With Her Baby And Here's Why It's Offensive!

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Holy crap, people really love headdresses!

We get it — they look really beautiful and awesome.

And as you can see in the photo above, Warm Bodies actress Teresa Palmer, in an editorial for Malibu magazine for the June/July issue, is the latest celebrity to wear one.

HOWEVER, they're not just a fancy Native American hat. Headdresses were only allowed to be worn by the most powerful and influential people in a particular tribe, such as a chief or major warrior.

Feathers were usually also only added each time the warrior or chief committed an act of bravery. So, it took time to amass an entire headdress of feathers. Furthermore, women didn't even participate in the making of them — only men would (which, we realize, brings up a completely different social conversation, but lets stick to the point).

All of this is why Native people get understandably upset when celebrities wear headdresses as some sort of fashion statement at Coachella or in magazine editorials.

Cliff Matias, director of Redhawk Native American Arts Council, explains:

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Pharrell Appropriates Native American Culture & Fans Are "#NotHappy"! Is His Lackluster Apology Enough To Earn Your Forgiveness??

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Don't.

That's the free advice we're giving every celebrity contemplating the appropriation of anyone else's culture — whether it be for a photo shoot, a music video, a live performance, or even just a Halloween party you thought would be papparazi-free.

Why would you EVER even do it??? At best you fly under the radar and no one comments on your awkward decision or lame joke. At worst you offend the ENTIRE WORLD!

So, again, just don't.

Unfortunately, neither Pharrell nor the editors of Elle asked our opinion before slapping a Native American headdress on the Get Lucky megastar and putting the offensive picture smack-dab on the cover of their super popular fashion magazine!

Predictably, the world is OUTRAGED by their awful and totally insensitive choice of images.

In fact, backlash got so bad that even the Happy singer's own fans have tweeted disappointed messages at him with the hashtag "#NotHappy."

Here are just a few of the tweets that expressed outrage:

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