Marc Jacobs Faces Backlash For Sending Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid & More Down The Runway With Rainbow Dreadlocks!
Wow! This is NOT good!
Marc Jacobs is getting serious backlash for sending models down the runway with rainbow dreadlocks at his Spring show in New York on Thursday!
Unsurprisingly, not long after the show wrapped did Twitter decide to come for the designer and call him out for the cultural appropriation!
Take a look at some of the shocked reactions (below):
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├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ stphn (@iamstephenmay) September 15, 2016
lmao why does marc jacobs think its okay to hire a bunch of white models and give them faux dreadlocks for his show…..
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ amy (@amykernick13) September 15, 2016
Marc Jacobs did a runway show with white models wearing fake dreadlocks. IT’S TIME TO ARGUE ONLINE!
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Petty Rubble (@AshVille34) September 15, 2016
Why couldn’t Marc Jacobs hire black models with real dreadlocks? Is that so hard?
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Ella/SJNLK (@stunningselmg) September 15, 2016
Marc Jacobs has those cute ass outfits this season but put dreadlocks on the girls I’m so- pic.twitter.com/vs9i6B3Bao
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ lil sabastian ├ó┼ô┬¿ (@GlitterDoll103) September 15, 2016
Just put on the Marc Jacobs live stream. I see colored dreadlocks. Are we talking about cultural appropriation yet or? #NYFW
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Sarah Tinoco (@SarahJTinoco) September 15, 2016
*sits back and waits for my timeline to fall apart once they see Marc Jacobs is featuring a dreadlock only runway. pic.twitter.com/GvuQBu3fFb
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Colin Anderson (@BallinWithColin) September 15, 2016
Everyone has dreads at the Marc Jacobs show including the non-black models. Well that’s over, it’s cancelled!
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ daphne (@heavenlyjenner) September 15, 2016
@marcjacobs So, I guess this means POC can wear our locs freely now and not be blocked from a promotion or job in general?
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Imani Ashante (@dopuhmean) September 15, 2016
Guido Palau, Redken‘s global creative director, worked with Jena Counts of Dreadlocks By Jena, to create the wool dreadlocks for the models. And while it’s not clear what the show’s theme was, is that ever an excuse for cultural appropriation??
We’ll have to wait and see how the 53-year-old designer responds to this controversy…
But in the meantime, what do U think of the use of these dreads on the runway?
P.S. To see the uncensored pic of Bella’s racy look, see it (below)!