Alexander McQueen Is Being Slammed For Cultural Appropriation Because Of THIS Jacket!
Since the posting, commenters have flooded social media with cultural appropriation accusations, arguing that the company was imitating a ceremonial gown worn by the Habesha community from Eritrea and northern Ethiopia.
Here’s the original post:
And as you can see, flags have already swarmed the comments section.
Read some of the reactions to the fashion disaster (below):
Bruh that Alexander McQueen post has sooo many Ethiopian and Eritrean flags in their comments I’m so proud of us they really tried it
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Mariam (@itsformadu) April 28, 2017
This is getting outta hand!! first @gucci with the shoes and now #AlexanderMcqueen @McQueen with this. #respecttheculture @BunaTime pic.twitter.com/TumzOiYgQq
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Eyuel Markos ├░┼╕┬É┼á├ó┬ü┬╢├░ΓÇ£ΓÇªΓÇ£ (@markos_eyuel) April 28, 2017
“Alexander McQueen black velvet ceremonial jacket” is a weird way of spelling “Traditional Ethiopian/Eritrean Kaba”├░┼╕┬ñΓÇ¥ pic.twitter.com/27BIW9lmY1
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ playboi yoni (@BunaTime) April 28, 2017
“Can I copy your homework?”
“├░┼╕ΓÇí┬¬├░┼╕ΓÇí┬╣├░┼╕ΓÇí┬¬├░┼╕ΓÇí┬╖├░┼╕ΓÇí┬¬├░┼╕ΓÇí┬╣├░┼╕ΓÇí┬¬├░┼╕ΓÇí┬╖├░┼╕ΓÇí┬¬├░┼╕ΓÇí┬╣├░┼╕ΓÇí┬¬├░┼╕ΓÇí┬╖├░┼╕ΓÇí┬¬├░┼╕ΓÇí┬╣├░┼╕ΓÇí┬¬├░┼╕ΓÇí┬╖├░┼╕ΓÇí┬¬├░┼╕ΓÇí┬╣├░┼╕ΓÇí┬¬├░┼╕ΓÇí┬╖├░┼╕ΓÇí┬¬├░┼╕ΓÇí┬╣├░┼╕ΓÇí┬¬├░┼╕ΓÇí┬╖Give credit where credit is due”
“Know your history FIRST!”
“WAIT A MIN….this is insane! Leave it to us Eritreans and Ethiopians. PLEASE! This is our culture, it’s been there wayyyyy before you even thought about doing this. This is stripping our identity!”
What do YOU think of the jacket??
[Image via Instagram.]