You probably remember the furor a while back about the girl who wore a 'Chinese dress' to her prom. It became a huge story and got everyone in a tizzy about cultural appropriation, what it means, when it becomes problematic and if, just maybe, we are all becoming just a little too damn sensitive?


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The debate is still ongoing, with polls from China indicating that the Chinese themselves are baffled by the controversy, and actually take great pride when foreigners appreciate the beauty of their culture. However many Chinese-Americans point out that the experience of growing up as part of minority culture was different for them. If a Chinese-American turned up to prom in traditional clothing they may experience the mocking and bullying that many grew up with, but when a white girl does it, she's lauded for being 'unique' and 'exotic.'

And now we have reached the inevitable 'backlash against the backlash,' and it is thankfully a little more lighthearted this time! People have taken to mocking the tweet that started the whole thing: “My culture is NOT your goddamn prom dress.” In a series of hilarious parodies, the phrase is hilariously lampooned in ever more absurd fashion, providing some much needed comic relief to the saga which shows no signs of going away just yet.

Scroll down to check out the cultural appropriation parodies for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

Keziah Daum is an 18-year-old girl who recently had her senior prom

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On April 22nd she posted pictures from the big event which she attended wearing a stunning Chinese qipao

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This kicked off a heated debate about cultural appropriation that has been raging ever since

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And it all started with one Twitter user tweeting the now iconic phrase

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#1

Goddamnit Linda

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Chris Pitch 2 months ago

one is white with black stripes, other is black with white stripes

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#2

Met Gala 2018 Smh

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Bored Bear 2 months ago

She looks like an evil arcbishop you have to defeat in an RPG game.

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#3

My Cultures Are Not Your Goddamn Prom Dress.

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Maci Wilcox 2 months ago

Where can I get this dress?! I love it!

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#4

My Culture Is Not Ur Prom Dress

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Tedus 2 months ago

Hey - she snatched the yellow one? Or whats that small part down under? Where I'm from your supposed to leave that one at the counter and can buy a blue one only. Bad girl.

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#5

My Culture Is Not Your Prom Dress

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Ntosh 2 months ago

what is happening here, what is this woman doing?

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#6

Mark The Zucc

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Jetches 2 months ago

Accurate costume tho

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#7

My Culture Is Not Your Prom Dress

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Kjorn 2 months ago

i should've wear that at my marriage

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#9

Me Irl

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Randy Inbred 2 months ago

And may the odds be ever in your favour...!

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#10

My Culture Is Not Your Goddamn Prom Dress!

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C 2 months ago

Taco Belle

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#11

My Culture Is Not Your Prom Dress

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C 2 months ago

Her dress is actually pretty well done. Not even into Pokémon but kudos

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#12

My Culture Is Not Your Prom Dress

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Denis 2 months ago

My "culture" haha

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#13

God Damn

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Jurgen Shantz 2 months ago

In my opinion the people who bullied this girl for wearing a dress are evil. (don't hate it a reference)

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#14

My Culture Is Not Your Goddamn Prom Dress

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leeroy jenkins 2 months ago

gamers unite

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#15

My Culture Is Not Your Prom Dress

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Bored Fox 2 months ago

Björk is an awesome singer and she had her unique weird clothing style much before Lady Gaga. :)

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#16

My Culture Is Not Your Goddamn Armor.

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Chris Pitch 2 months ago

this...is sacrilege

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#17

My Culture Is Not Your Goddamn Prom Dress

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N G 2 months ago

...and they're being canned for this?

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#20

My Culture Is Not Your Prom Dress

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athornedrose 2 months ago

what even is this?

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