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Marc Jacobs Responds To ‘Cultural Appropriation’ Backlash After Sending Models Down The Runway In Dreadlocks

Marc Jacobs fires back!

Marc Jacobs is finally responding to the controversy surrounding his Spring 2017 show during New York Fashion Week on Thursday!

ICYMI: the designer sent models, including Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, and Bella Hadid — down the runway in rainbow-colored wool dreadlocks.

Related: Khloé's Controversial Bantu Knots Spark Intense Backlash!

Twitter wasted no time to call out the 53-year-old for the cultural appropriation!

Well later that day, Marc responded to those claims on one of his Instagram posts, writing:

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Khloé Kardashian’s Controversial New Bantu Knots Spark Intense Backlash From The Internet!

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Kylie Jenner can't be the only sister from this family to stir controversy with a hairstyle!

While the makeup maven debuted red cornrows for her 19th birthday on Tuesday, big sis Khloé Kardashian decided to quite possibly outdo her with new Bantu knots.

The 32-year-old posted a snap of the look to Instagram (above), originally captioning it "Bantu babe" before changing it to "I like this one better."

Photos: All The Celebs Who've Rocked Bantu Knots!

Of course that didn't keep commenters from calling out the beauty for even rocking the hairstyle, which is believed to have come from Zulu tribes in Southern Africa, in the first place.

Being slammed for cultural appropriation once again, here are some of the reactions from social media:

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Vanessa Hudgens Gets Accused Of Cultural Appropriation For The Umpteenth Time After Wearing A Dreamcatcher In Her Hair

Vanessa Hudgens wears a dreamcatcher in her hair.

Here we go again!

Vanessa Hudgens has been accused of cultural appropriation so many times, we've honestly lost count.

But here's another instance!

Photos: Cultural Appropriation — Celebrity Examples

On Monday, the actress posted an image of herself with a purple dreamcatcher in her hair, and commenters were quick to call her out for cultural appropriation once again.

As usual, there was no response from V.Hudge herself regarding the matter.

Her followers, however, had a lot to say about the inappropriateness that the 27-year-old has shown time and again.

One commenter wrote:

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A Primer On Cultural Appropriation Before Coachella — Important Things You Need To Know

Do not wear Native headdress to Coachella, please.

The concept of cultural appropriation still has some people scratching their heads and saying, "I don't get it. What's the big deal?"

Let us educate you, Perezcious readers, and we hope you'll keep an open mind.

Photos: Cultural Appropriation In Fashion & Style

The most basic definition is adopting aspects of a culture, like clothing or hairstyles, that are not a part of your own culture. For example, wearing a sari or kimono when you're not Indian or Japanese.

It's not always inappropriate or offensive, because it does really depend on context and the power dynamic between dominant and minority cultures. However, if you're wearing these items of clothing as a costume to a Halloween party, it can definitely be offensive to members of that culture who do not see their traditional clothes as costumes to be worn just for fun, or to be mocked.

Moreover, sacred aspects of a culture, such as Native American headdresses, are considered offensive when worn by non-Natives because they are traditionally earned by the men of a particular tribe, and not meant to add a "cool" factor to your Coachella outfit. The same goes for bindis, which have sacred religious meaning for Hindu women in particular.

Certain hairstyles can also be seen as offensive cultural appropriation. Amandla Stenberg, who called out Kylie Jenner for sporting cornrows but never speaking out about the injustices faced by black people, explains it perfectly HERE.

Many black people feel that white people, who are still the dominant culture in American society and inarguably the world at large, love to adopt black hairstyles, slang, and fashion, but then rarely, if ever, speak out about the racism that still affects black men and women on a daily basis.

When marginalized people see their culture being usurped by people in power who don't use that power to help them or be good allies, it makes them feel even more disenfranchised.

We hope you'll keep all this in mind if you're going to Coachella this month, or planning a Halloween costume, and also just in general as an educated citizen of the world.

Also, you can CLICK HERE for a fashion guide to Coachella that isn't offensive!

Have fun in the desert; just don't be a d*ck!

[Image via Khloe Kardashian/Instagram]

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Cultural Appropriation In Fashion & Style: Celebrity Examples

Cultural Appropriation In Fashion & Style: Celebrity Examples

Celebrities and cultural appropriation unfortunately go together a little too well.

Even with the conversation out in the mainstream, many famous people who really should know better continue to treat sacred items from other cultures like fashion accessories, thereby diluting their importance.

The Native American headdress and Hindu bindi are two prime examples.

Some celebs have apologized when called out on their behavior, but a great many of them continue to obliviously wear whatever cultural item they feel like whenever they want to.

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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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Elle Canada gets skewered for cultural appropriation post.

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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