Yikes! Karlie Kloss Does Yellowface In Vogue's Diversity Issue


Cultural appropriation in the fashion industry will not be tolerated anymore. In the March diversity issue of Vogue magazine, model Karlie Kloss appears as a geisha in a Japanese themed photoshoot. How ironic. In the spread, Kloss has a black wig on and a Japanese robe. The shoot was criticized on social media for cultural appropriation and yellow face.


This morning, the former Victoria's Secret angel tweeted the following apology:
"These images appropriate a culture that is not my own and I am truly sorry for participating in a shoot that was not culturally sensitive. My goal is, and always will be, to empower and inspire women. I will ensure my future shoots and projects reflect that mission." 


This is not the first time Karlie has been under fire for cultural appropriation. During the taping of The 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York, Karlie wore a Native American headdress and sparked backlash.   
- Tahshea LaBrew
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