You probably remember the furor a while back about the girl who wore a 'Chinese dress' as her prom dress. 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 with all the social issues?

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 a minority and profoundly different culture was different for them. If a Chinese-American turned up to prom in traditional clothing, they might 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 prom dress.” In a series of hilarious viral memes, the phrase is hilariously lampooned in ever more absurd fashion, providing some much needed comic relief to the culture shock saga which shows no signs of going away just yet.

Scroll down to check out the cultural appreciation and 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
Community Member
2 years 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
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2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years ago

what is happening here, what is this woman doing?

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#6

Mark The Zucc

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Jetches
Community Member
2 years ago

Accurate costume tho

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#7

My Culture Is Not Your Prom Dress

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Kjorn
Community Member
2 years ago

i should've wear that at my marriage

Lenny Vos-Groenendijk
Community Member
2 years ago

If you did, you would not háve a marriage😉

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Cae
Community Member
2 years ago

That sweater print looks like worm infection!

Amanda Ferraz
Community Member
2 years ago

Ew, ew, ew, ew, can only think of worms

BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

Double Eeeeewww

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Denis
Community Member
2 years ago

MOVE PAST(A) IT, ITALY. I WOULD TOTALLY WEAR THAT!

Kathy Black
Community Member
2 years ago

Yummmm... Tapeworms! A nice pesto sauce and Dinner is served!

BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

I love pizza, but I wouldn't wear it

Mixedupste
Community Member
2 years ago

all i can think about is the Eminem meme with moms spaghetti!!!

Ba Ding
Community Member
2 years ago

and for those who are shaming these people who like to dress out of the norm F*** U! and shame on you

Ba Ding
Community Member
2 years ago

I feel so bad for the people being shamed

Filippo Morelli
Community Member
2 years ago

Hello everyone, italian reader here. I think that those are chinese noodles, not spaghetti. And the "pepperoni"... well, good luck to try to find a "pepperoni pizza" in all of Italy

irenetheavocado
Community Member
2 years ago

I wouldn't wear this to prom :D

Toratan123
Community Member
2 years ago

looking like a SNACK

KoIvanov
Community Member
2 years ago

I see, Pizza surface is oily, slick and slim. Pasta makes humans bloated, seen in the baggy jumper.

Kiss Army
Community Member
2 years ago

Being a Pastafarian, that is religious wear!

Alissa Merstrand
Community Member
2 years ago

... The noodles are from asia doe

Veronica Brooke
Community Member
2 years ago

Wait, but where can I get this?

Merilyn Horton
Community Member
2 years ago

Ha ha ha

bubamara
Community Member
2 years ago

Love them!!!

PyroarRanger
Community Member
2 years ago

OML XD

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#8

North Korea Best Culture

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Audrey Quint
Community Member
2 years ago

Danggg

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#9

Me Irl

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Randy Inbred
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years ago

Taco Belle

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#11

My Culture Is Not Your Prom Dress

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C
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years ago

My "culture" haha

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#13

God Damn

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Jurgen Shantz
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years ago

gamers unite

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#15

My Culture Is Not Your Prom Dress

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Bored Fox
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years ago

this...is sacrilege

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#17

My Culture Is Not Your Goddamn Prom Dress

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N G
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#18

My Culture Is Not Your Prom Dress

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ImAmazingAndUsedToBeNotOnFire
Community Member
2 years ago

SomeBODY

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#19

My Culture Is Not Your Goddamn Prom Dress

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HyperBlender
Community Member
2 years ago

wtf

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#20

My Culture Is Not Your Prom Dress

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athornedrose
Community Member
2 years ago

what even is this?

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