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People Are Calling This Student Racist After She Posts Photos Of Her Prom Dress Online
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People Are Calling This Student Racist After She Posts Photos Of Her Prom Dress Online

Keziah Daum is an 18-year-old girl who recently received a lot of hate online for her dress. Many people were not happy about Keziah’s choice to wear a stunning Chinese qipao to her high school prom. Things got really bad on April 22nd when she posted a picture of herself in the dress on Twitter. People started calling her dress a form of ‘cultural appropriation’ and ‘casual racism’. Others  defended Keziah, saying that her dress is about people sharing their cultures and traditions, and bullying and an 18-year-old girl just because of her dress is not a form of justice.

Cultural appropriation is defined as “the act of taking or using things from a culture that is not your own, especially without showing that you understand or respect this culture.” It is always a divisive subject, with elements of power, inequality and colonialism playing a part. When does appreciation of another culture’s traditions become appropriation? The line is a thin one and is heavily dependent on perspective, which is why cases like this always provoke such heated debate.

While Keziah was apparently not aware of the historical background to the dress when she bought it at a vintage store in Salt Lake City, there appears to be no disrespect on her part. “I simply found a beautiful, modest gown and chose to wear it,” she told the South China Morning Post. “I am sorry if anyone was offended. That was never my intention. I am grateful I was able to wear such a beautiful dress.”

What may have been in bad taste was, however, the photo of Keziah and her friends in a stereotypical, hands-together-bowing pose. This gesture has been used to mock Chinese people and culture over the years, and doing it, knowingly or not (they were apparently copying a pose from an H3H3 meme) may have contributed largely to perceptions of her cultural insensitivity and the negative reactions she has received.

Keziah appears to have the support of many Chinese social media users however. “Culture has no borders,” one Weibo user wrote. “There is no problem, as long as there is no malice or deliberate maligning. Chinese cultural treasures are worth spreading all over the world.”

“It is not cultural theft,” another person commented. “It is cultural appreciation and cultural respect.”

Despite receiving a massive backlash online, Keziah decided to stand up for herself by declaring that she did not disrespect Chinese culture in any shape or form. She also said that she would not delete the post or pictures. “To everyone who says I’m ignorant, I fully understand everyone’s concerns and views on my dress. I mean no harm.”

Scroll down to see how it all turned out, and comment what you think about the whole situation. Should Keziah been more sensitive and understanding about the history and cultural importance of her dress? Or was she right to believe that a beautiful dress is simply that, something beautiful for all to enjoy? Join the discussion!

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

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

The pictures she shared quickly went viral and people had a lot to say about them

Many were very unhappy about Keziah’s choice of attire

People started calling her dress a form of ‘cultural appropriation’ and ‘casual racism’

Others were quick to defend Daum and criticize the backlash she received

Keziah decided to stand up for herself and clarify her stance on the subject

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Felix Feline
Community Member
4 years ago

Some people just cannot stop themselves from being endlessly outraged. I guess that it gives them a feeling of self-worth.

Zori the degu
Community Member
4 years ago

Yep. It's just that they are miserable cry babies, who are unhappy with every single goddamn thing! I'm not a patriot, but if someone wore traditional Bulgarian folk costume on a prom, I would find it to be a lucky chance and quite interesting, but not the slightest bit insulting, I might even be happy that someone promotes my country's traditions!

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Patricia Ross
Community Member
4 years ago

Maybe this is just my opinion but that dress is a part of American culture, now. Chinese people began immigrating in large numbers to the US in the 1800s. Like every other group of immigrants that came here, they brought their culture with them. And like every other group we adopted some of their culture. We are only 200 years old. Combined culture is our culture. We've adopted food, music, clothes, etiquette, architecture and more from every country that has settled here.

RaroaRaroa
Community Member
4 years ago

Yup - I don't see the restaurant owners complaining about our love of Chinese food. Why should clothes be any different?

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Royal_Emperor
Community Member
4 years ago

First you complain people don't integrate with other cultures, then you complain it is not appropriate when they do anything with other cultures.Ethan klein comment is 100 % on point. Maybe jeremy lam should not wear western clothes that is culturally "inappropriate". Baseball cap culture is NOT his goddamn twitter profile. Shit, i got sucked into unnecessary boredpanda drama.

bob
Community Member
4 years ago

And the girl-with-a-chinese-background sporting a very japanese nickname while at the same time complaining about non-asian people appropriating the chinese culture? As dumb as it comes...

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Alec
Community Member
4 years ago

Here is a request for those who are outraged by this one: Unless you are of Mexican, or Native American, origin, please abstain from eating chocolate, turkey, tomatoes, potatoes, avocados and corn in all their forms (and this is only a partial list). Unless your family is from Ethiopia, please abstain from drinking coffee. Unless you are Italian please refrain from eating pasta and pizza (and even if you are Italian, keep in mind that tomatoes are out, as that too would be cultural appropriation) I could go on, but I think you get the general idea... or maybe you could just back off and mind your own business.

Apollo
Community Member
4 years ago

I am Dutch and I think everyone should refrain from eating cheese. Because that offends me tremendously. Or whatever.

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stellermatt
Community Member
4 years ago

so it's a dress, for wearing. it's not like she's set it on fire or she's put on a mask and pretended to be something she isn't, done something insulting. I wasn't aware of the history of the dress, but now I am, it's interesting. She's done nothing wrong to the culture and history of China. Now, if China could go ahead and give Tibet back to its people, that'd be just great.

Xandra
Community Member
4 years ago

Calling stuff like this racist diminishes those instances when racist behavior actually occurs, and that's not ok. I happen to like if people from other countries wear a Romanian traditional blouse, for instance, especially if they know where it comes from. How on Earth is that even remotely racist?

Dian Ella Lillie
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm enjoying all of the considered and intelligent replies here. I really hope that the pearl-clutching Twitter folk are directed to this thread.

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Jim Kang
Community Member
4 years ago

I think it's idiotic to be offended by someone wearing clothes based on another's culture. There was no ill intent. Leave her alone she's beautiful in that dress. Disclosure, I'm Korean and I wore a kilt while in Scotland, the response was overwhelmingly positive. I was also raised in the US, does that mean I can only wear Korean clothes? I grew up wearing Levi's, Hang Ten, OP shorts( yeah I'm old). Get a fucking life people. Those who complain, look at your own life and see the things you use EVERYDAY that originated in a different culture.

Sarah Kim
Community Member
4 years ago

Same. Are you going to kill me every time I wear jeans and a tee-shirt to school? What to you expect me to wear, a full 5 layer hanbok, when it's 80 degrees outside?

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Fuzzy Duckling
Community Member
4 years ago

Wearing that dress isn't racist, but it is racist to think that girl is not allowed to wear a certain cut of dress because she is not of the correct race. I mean those outraged posts accused her of mudding Chinese culture up by wearing that dress. Sounds f@$king racist to me, and it's gross that it's okay for people to be so unashamedly racist.

Full Name
Community Member
4 years ago

Social Justice Warriors are aware of cultural appropriation and micro-aggressions, but not hypocrisy.

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Hapee Pupee
Community Member
4 years ago

To those complaining of "cultural appropriation": Okay, then YOU stop appropriating OUR culture. Stop using the English language. Stop wearing Western style apparel. Stop consuming Western foods. No more use of Western technologies, give up your car, your use of public transportation based on Western technology, electricity, indoor plumbing, HVAC, and everything else you are probably using that belongs to Western culture. No more Western based entertainment, such as films, television, photography, music, musical instruments, theater, art, public museums, parks, gardens and festivals etc. that are based upon Western culture. No Western medicine. No Western education or institutions. Stop using Western based culture! Just STOP. Once YOU do that, then even though your arguments will still be idiotic, at least they won't be mind-bogglingly hypocritical and irrational.

Elisabeth Fabricius
Community Member
4 years ago

... and stop being called "Jeremy", which is certainly not a chinese name.

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Angela Platts
Community Member
4 years ago

So is it racist to east Chinese food if you are not Chinese? Same thing in my opinion.

Bobby Clemente
Community Member
4 years ago

Egg-xactly! crying-bea...dbb4f.jpeg crying-bear-5ae8ca2ddbb4f.jpeg

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SBW71
Community Member
4 years ago

So sick of all these people feeling "offended" on every little nit picky thing. Just looking for something to complain out. Not everything that someone wears is culturally "inappropriate". It's a nice looking dress, no matter who thinks they "own" it by their culture.

Jef Bateman
Community Member
4 years ago

I have seen times when cultural appropriation is offensive, but people have always been influenced by the food, dress, art and music of other people. Many older people here in the American Southwest have Native American art and jewelry that they can't wear -- how many people who used to make this jewelry are having to turn to less creative careers (casino work, for example) because of this hysteria? I also think the idea that white westerners are the "dominant culture" is quickly becoming anachronistic. When China and India pass the US in wealth and prestige, will we get mad when they celebrate our holidays, speak our language, and wear T-shirts from our movies?

Apollo
Community Member
4 years ago

I will never be able to understand this. You wear Native American jewelry because you think it's beautiful and you admire the work. What's wrong with that?

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Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

those who clamed she's is racist ARE the racist

Cats999
Community Member
4 years ago

That is how it normally is on the internet too

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Another "hysteria / outry / scandal on social media" posting. While a debate about the influence of Western culture (why is a suite the world's "official" formal dress, although many other forms of traditional and contemporary formal dresses exist?), those scadalising what a (sorry to say: more or less random) teen did and what ended on social media prevent this. There are enough problems in this world that _actually_ need attention.

Magdalina777
Community Member
4 years ago

o.O Wait, I thought racism was when you, among other things, don't allow people of a different race to do the things that are okay for your race to do. Kind of like...saying that a white girl cannot wear a Chinese dress, perhaps?

Desiré Yen
Community Member
4 years ago

It's just a dress people... REALLY. I'm Chinese and I don't see what the problem is!?

d r e a m w o r l d
Community Member
4 years ago

Suddenly everything involving other cultures is racist... I say it's actually honoring the Chinese. Much better than the things the kids at my school say about them...

Devin
Community Member
4 years ago

I am Asian, and I personally think that she looks gorgeous. She respects the dress, and in my opinion, as long as she knows what she's talking about, let her live.

Kim Snow
Community Member
4 years ago

So, then Chinese shouldn't wear casual or formal western clothing either? I'm not sure who "invented" the tuxedo, but quite sure it wasn't a Chinese - but still Chinese wear it. Shouldn't Westerners then complain about the Chinese not respecting their history and culture? This is ridiculous.

Bobby Clemente
Community Member
4 years ago

Hypocrites can't see outside the box.

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Heather Kong
Community Member
4 years ago

I think those people raising hate against the girl loiter around all day just to find someone to pick on. Qipao is NOT really a traditional Chinese dress. It does NOT have a long history. It derives from Manchu traditional wear and was modified to suit the needs of modern society by Sun Yat-Sen in the 20th century. Yet, as you can see, some think it has "long history" "rich cultural meanings". They are wrong and it shows their own ignorance of Chinese culture. In fact, just recently we had a national festival celebrating our true national-clothes. Try google"中国华服日" :)

Kelly Clarke
Community Member
4 years ago

Who gives a flying flip what someone wears to a prom. If you are that offended then stay off the Internet!!! If you are offended by every little thing then you may find it necessary to just move onto a deserted island. I am beginning to think life was much better before social media and all we had were alpha pagers and bboards. The dress is beautiful by the way.

CbusResident
Community Member
4 years ago

If this young lady said she was unfamiliar with Asian culture, had no interest in it, she'd be branded as criminally ignorant. But if she knows of and wears something from Asian culture and now she's stealing and occupying their culture. To this crowd who is mad about this white people are supposed to know about other cultures but never use anything from another culture. A rule which they of course don't apply to any other group of people doing any cultural borrowing. When Asian young people love American or British fashion brands? Oh this same crowd loves that! Will strongly defend the cultural freedom others must have to borrow our culture. This is why people voted for Trump. Not this white guy, but it's why a lot of white people did. Stupid shit like this.

Claudia Machado
Community Member
4 years ago

The world is falling apart and still people find a way to fight over small things.

Full Name
Community Member
4 years ago

Falling apart? Open up a history book, Claudia. This is the safest, most abundant, most educated, least armed conflicted time in the history of the world. It's literally never been better to be alive pretty much all over the world. Seriously, you should look into it. You'll be surprised. By almost every metric you can think of, the world is better now than it's ever been.

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arianne
Community Member
4 years ago

there is cultural appropriation and there is cultural APPRECIATION, i don't think she meant to take offense to anyone, i choose to believe she picked out that outfit simply because she admired the dress and the culture so there's that...

River Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

i agree, but cultural appreciation is more along the lines of wearing a sari at an Indian wedding if you're in the wedding party, where the people getting married are of Indian descent. there weren't any Chinese people in that prom picture and it wasn't a prom put on by Chinese people to celebrate Chinese culture, so I think it was cultural appropriation

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MonsterMash
Community Member
4 years ago

I think she’s just a kid who got targeted by an internet troll. She didn’t post these pics for mass media attention just a regular ol prom post like every other kid does. I feel bad for her. She found a vintage dress and was unaware of the cultural connection she obviously isn’t trying to be an inconsiderate jerk.

Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

#people.who.got.offended.for.anything.sickens.me

River Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

well you seem offended by this, so.....

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Shana
Community Member
4 years ago

Soooo, wearing a dress from another "culture" is racism? Not accepting cultures = racism, yet being inspired and/or wearing/using something from that culture is also racism? Get a grip. Stop trying to find racism everywhere and stop being offended by every stupid little thing. All the haters might want to look in their homes to make sure they're not (mis)using something from another culture and stop eating other cultures food too.... (( Also the "white audience" - 'white spouses" - "white people", this always kinda bothers me lately... if it said another color instead of white, everyone would be raging but it says "white people" so it's okay? ))

Yunyann See
Community Member
4 years ago

To a 18 year old beauty, Senior Prom is one of the most important and memorable event, so how is wearing a Cheongsam/Qipao offensive to Chinese culture? I really don't get it. I am a Singaporean Chinese, i am very surprise (happy kind of surprise) and honor that she chose to wear it. Moreover, she wore it so beautifully. For those who see this as inappropriate, switch off your internet, close your eyes, move to a remote island.

Nicky OldfieldDesciple
Community Member
4 years ago

I went out to a Chinese restaurant the other night and ate a lot of traditional Chinese food. I could have gone to another restaurant and had my country's (Ireland) traditional dish of bacon cabbage and mashed potato but chose the Chinese option instead. Does that make me racist.? I bet in America there are millions of people eating Chinese food whe are not Chinese but they wouldn't be called racist. So why is it different for a dress?

Apollo
Community Member
4 years ago

I am from Europe and I never encountered the word 'cultural appropriation' until I read about it on an American website. I have traditional Chinese, Moroccan, Egyptian and Indian dresses and I wear them on special occasions because they are beautiful and I admire the cultures that bring forward this kind of elegance. The only thing Chinese, Moroccan, Egyptian and Indian women should worry about is that the dresses don't fit me as nicely as they would fit them.

Monika Rhodes
Community Member
4 years ago

I always loved that kind of fashion. So if someone decides to buy a chinese style blouse/dress, are they racist? Asking for a friend.

magyarRóka
Community Member
4 years ago

No, thry arent. Thats the point. Its fashion, shes not pissing on it saying "FUCK CHINESE PEOPLE!" Shes wearing it with love and because she loves the style and background of the dress. This is the whole point, people are ridiculous with this stuff.

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Simon Kwan
Community Member
4 years ago

So as a Chinese American, I'll say I don't have a problem with the dress, but that group pose w the bowing hands... I can almost hear the gong going off. She and her friends may not intend malicious racism here but ignorantly casual cultural appropriation is a little too close for my personal comfort.

Marc Marcus
Community Member
4 years ago

Kids are dying from brain cancer, let's focus on that instead of this girl's incredible ass.

SirWriteALot
Community Member
4 years ago

So I guess all asians wearing western clothes are racists? Black people not walking around naked is racist? Inuit not walking around with a 50lbs winter coat is racist? Hello? Do these people even know what "racist" means?

Pol Macqueron
Community Member
4 years ago

"Hey nobody cares about my culture, everybody's racist!" Is now replaced by "hey everybody is adopting my culture, that's a shame, everybody's racist". I thibk that's stupid. As long as it's not disrespectful, I don't see the issue

Justin Dodson
Community Member
4 years ago

All these comments on the dress ! Millennials have truly lost their minds when it comes to identifying racism. Every little thing is offensive. This poor girl could have been politely told why this is offensive but nooooooo people had to put on their douchebag hats and throw stones

Kyle Hart
Community Member
4 years ago

Emma Watson wore a similar dress to a movie premier, and all anyone said was it was beautiful. Going back even further, Grace Kelly wore one to the Golden Globes in the 50s. This person ranting about her stealing their culture needs to wake up. to quote the girl "It's a F****** Dress."

ClutchxTiger
Community Member
4 years ago

I didn't see anything wrong with the dress. The issue was the pose and the pic. What's the point of the 🙏? Only one person had on the dress. It's things like that can be offensive.

Bobby Clemente
Community Member
4 years ago

As someone who is a bit more than half Asian......to those complaining, I better not see you eating food from other countries, ya morons! Food is a part of culture so stop appropriating. This world has lost its natural mind. This girl looks great in the dress.

Brian Kotowski
Community Member
4 years ago

Oh for stupidity's sake. It's a DRESS, & she's rocking it. My own ancestry is Polish & Japanese. I suppose I should be offended every time I see my blue-eyed Slavic dad using chopsticks. Witless shitstains addicted to outrage. Grow the eff up.

Bobby Clemente
Community Member
4 years ago

No sushi for Lam(e). :) I'm haafu too.

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Mark Fuller
Community Member
4 years ago

Indescribably pathetic. She looks gorgeous and frankly if people are so damn obsessed with protecting their own culture... Stay put and don't emigrate. I think that a Westerner choosing to wear that is a complement. It's a stunning fashion statement. Minority groups want inclusion and equality one minute and insist they're unique and require special recognition the next. We're one family: race, gender, sexuality, age etc. Get over yourselves!

Vinniegret
Community Member
4 years ago

I had a friend who was a very professional seamstress. However, she is quite tall, very busty and heavier than average. She sewed herself a lovely Chinese shirt that was tailored to her dimensions. When we went to an event where she wore this shirt, a Chinese woman (older than we were then) burst out of the crowd and kept saying "That's professional!" She felt the fabric and examined the sewing. Of course this was in the 1980s before manufactured outraged had taken over the airwaves and there was no social media. We just communicated face to face back then. Things were much less fraught.

White Wolf
Community Member
4 years ago

I am very very curious how much Jeremy Lam actually knows about his own culture. Especially with his Anglo/American first name.

Lindsay
Community Member
4 years ago

While I very much understand your point and how you're trying to fight back against hate, I'll like to point out that this is not a very well considered idea as the reason many of us have American names is because the Western World is.... very large? I don't know how to say this. And many European speakers have trouble pronouncing our names and will mess up. Some more rude people might make fun of the name. Having an American name is for an Asian living in the Western countries to better assimilate. It is very likely that he also has another Chinese name that Chinese people know him by.

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Santiago Suarez
Community Member
4 years ago

The people commenting were the real racists. Quiping your culture for yourself and not allowing others to enjoy it is also a form of racism.

TheMsLollidella
Community Member
4 years ago

All this over a dress 🤣🤣🤣🤣

Kiki
Community Member
4 years ago

To katana if she ever reads this: It's not "some" Chinese who are okay with it, MOST are. You are very much a minority when it comes to whether this is cultural appropriation or not. I think actual Chinese people and not whiny SJW Chinese-Americans like you know what offends them better than you do. And while on the subject of cultural appropriation, you're Chinese and yet you have a Japanese word as your user name.

Mary Sadler
Community Member
4 years ago

Oh for Pete's sake, everything these days is Made in China, do we, by buying their stuff, appropriate their culture?

John Maruyama
Community Member
4 years ago

I think this debate is ridiculous and senseless. I think the teen looks beautiful in the dress. The argument to me is akin to saying that people should stick to their own ethnic food when dining out.. How ridiculous and I am Asian.

Natalia Sanchez
Community Member
4 years ago

So an asian guy called "Jeremy" is offended because someone wore an oriental dress. At that point the statement becomes ridiculous.

Little Djini
Community Member
4 years ago

If this dress has so much cultural importance then why is so cheap on AliExpress?

mearz
Community Member
4 years ago

maybe don't wear it in china or even china town if it has cultural significance. otherwise you are not making a statement, just appreciating a beautiful design knock yourself out.

Vonskippy
Community Member
4 years ago

What a load of crap - where's the outrage of the 100's of million Asians, Africans, Middle Easterns, etc that wear Western Style Business Suits. OMG they're stealing our culture. And we all know there's a limited amount of culture so whatever will we do if someone steals it all. Geeeeesh people are too stupid to believe anymore.

Cheryl Meyers
Community Member
4 years ago

Im a white looking american but who knows what mixes i have or the struggles of my ancestors. But i think they would be embarrassed of me if i insulted an innocent young lady dressed to the nines on prom night. I think she looks elegent, happy and beautiful. Who thinks her intention was to humiliate anyone. Change is now ppl. Our ancestors didnt bring us this far to hurt other ppl the way theyve been hurt. Let it go and love the good. You dont mistreat someone an earn any badges or crowns.

Lisa Alexander
Community Member
4 years ago

She looked stunning and maybe she loves Asian things...good grief it’s a prom dress not a culture statement!

BitterSweetWisdom
Community Member
4 years ago

It's funny because in China, they have adopted Western clothing, and they wear it on a daily basis, yet no one is talking about their "cultural appropriation"?

Jurgen Shantz
Community Member
4 years ago

wth it's a dress calm down. also I would totally wear a traditional irish dress to prom that sounds funny as hell

Rachel Rosky
Community Member
4 years ago

If you were wondering about the one person who sparked this whole issue, Jeremy Lam is most definitely a racist...this is only one of his disparaging anti-white posts, the dude is a hypocrite https://twitter.com/jere_bare/status/784361827123666944

Shiritoru
Community Member
4 years ago

According to all those people, sushi is for Japanese people only, pizza - for Italians and etc. I have very mixed ancestry, but eventually don't look like some of my ancestors at all. I have Native American bloodlines, and I look like a snowflake. In that case, where is the line, when can we rightly use the cultural heritage of our ancestors? Or will we consider the percentage of "clean blood"? I remember something like that a long time ago. Nothing good was come of this.

Lazy Panda
Community Member
4 years ago

I do understand that cultural appropriation is a serious thing but this is not cultural appropriation and I have a valid reason as to why: cultural appropriation is wearing/using something that was important/sacred/special in another culture just for fun or as a joke (ex. Non Native Americans wearing headdresses) and of course this is a problem. That's why if you want something that's from another races culture you can't always get a genuine one because people of that culture believe it is special to them. In this case wearing a qipao isn't cultural appropriation because they are available to anyone, and not just fake ones that are made in factories who don't give a rat's derrière about the product itself, I've seen genuine ones for sale before in China so if it was offensive why would they be so readily available? Well that's my two cents, anyone who disagrees please let me know, I'm always open to different opinions

唯唯 谭
Community Member
4 years ago

这是一件漂亮的旗袍,我觉得她穿上很漂亮,身为中国人,我没有觉得不舒服!中国的文化被大家喜欢,我觉得很好!

Liesa Yopp
Community Member
4 years ago

There was nothing wrong with this, people have to to get over this everyone is out to get me i'm a victim boohoo mentality. it's getting old. Everything in the world is not an attack on someone else. Let go of this unnecessary hate and there is half the battle done.

Paul Dixon
Community Member
4 years ago

It's a little confusing. It's a traditional dress used for special occasions. She's seen the dress that she likes and has chosen to wear it to what her cultures consider a special occasion. Asian countries have proms sometimes - so should they never wear western prom dresses. What about all the western style clothing that is arguably traditionally western - surely this means Asian counties should stick to wearing their traditional clothing. What about all the asians, especially in Japan, that have FAKE weddings - yup...they have fake western style churches, where they can choose the 'western package', have a fake white priest to do fake vows, where they can wear white wedding dresses -- all because their traditional wedding doesn't seem as exciting or exotic. Oh well

Manyin Tom
Community Member
4 years ago

I don't think you guys get it, its not the dress,its her action....the praying hand pose. As a chinese we find that very offensivem we DO Not do that hand thing, but its stereotype onto us.

BitterSweetWisdom
Community Member
4 years ago

It's also a stereotype to Amricans that all they do is drink beer and go mudding, yet they don't get offended by that. It's just a hand gesture and they are teens joking around, lighten up.

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Alex Newell
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm MUCH more annoyed by the stupid Vape Nation hand signs in the back row

Marty BlackEagle-Carl
Community Member
4 years ago

Asian Americans are the only ones who get angry, ask the Asians from the countries the dresses come from and they love you to wear their styles (who do you think sells the clothes). I buy many clothes direct from China, India and Japan. Clothes aren't a culture, they're part of them. All clothes we wear were invented in someone else's culture for the most part. As long as people aren't insulting the culture or disgracing the clothes. Enjoy.

Chris Sprucefield
Community Member
4 years ago

The very claim of "Cultural appropriation", is a racial slur in itself, proving that the people claiming it, is in fact as racist as anyone can be, by stating that - it's not part of our culture, and we don't want it intermingled, as it doesn't fit with us. Keep it out!! Yet, the very same people is very happy to eat kebabs, indian food, chinese food, potatoes (yup!), and many other things that is not part of the native culture of theirs, but that, they have no opinion of, and there are many other things that can be said in addition to that. Bigotry at it's best and finest. |If you want to wear that dress, take care to use it in the right setting and occasion, showing the respect for and knowledge of the culture you are adopting, and it will be fine. Don't mock it intentionally - that is where it becomes the wrong thing. Personally, I enjoy many things from many cultures, and I truly enjoy it, and I am thankful for the contributions, as our own culture would be quite dull without.

BitterSweetWisdom
Community Member
4 years ago

I don't even get how culture is tied into race? And "culturally appropriating" someone is racist? It's about their culture, not their race!

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Oli Fong
Community Member
4 years ago

Im chinese, im not at all offended, i think she looks great in the dress, why cant she wear that dress? I went to an Indan Wedding and people were wearing Traditional Indian outfits, men and women of all races and it was a fantastic day.

Danka Elderberry
Community Member
4 years ago

Some people need to chill and get a life!

Rhon
Community Member
4 years ago

I had met my future husband once before the weekend I went to a fancy dress party wearing a Chinese gown. My future husband was there. I'm Caucasian and my husband is of Chinese background . He didn't mind me wearing the dress. His mother gave me a gorgeous Chinese jacket. We have now been married for 31yrs and we have two gorgeous kids.

Pearl D
Community Member
4 years ago

Stop wearing western clothes if you are so butthurt about your culture, why don't u wear clothes that belong to your culture. why dont people try to come together instead of causing more distances.

dhita malika
Community Member
4 years ago

I just remember Mary Jane's chinese dress in Spiderman movie...

Susanna Vesna
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow! May be these people need to chill out OR go bully the directors for their fucked up movies that stereotype and "bastardize" all kinds of culture- Chinese mafia, Russian prostitutes, Colombian drug lords, Indian rajs, African warriors... And I dont get those who said they would never wear a dress of another culture...WHAT THE FUCK is wrong with you? When I visited Mexico, I tried on a Mexican traditional dress, put flowers on my head and took a "a la Frida Kahlo" photos- am I racist?! People are so fucked in the head these days!

BitterSweetWisdom
Community Member
4 years ago

I think it's usually "Ukrainian Prostitutes" but I agree!

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Clara The Idiot
Community Member
4 years ago

Of course she is disrespectful, everybody knows that you can't appreciate other cultures that's just sooooo racist!!

Pedro Hasashi
Community Member
4 years ago

God I hate ppl like that. So If a black girl dyes her hair blonde she should be attacked? Or me, that Im a Jazz drummer, Im racist? Oh wait, i like anime and draw them too, Im racist? Worst of this all, its all keyboard warriors, none of them would say a thing face to face. Stupid ppl

Peter Bear
Community Member
4 years ago

I had a similar conversation with a friend of mine (and yes, we're still friends anyway) who took exception when she learned that my wife and I had worn kimono to our wedding rehearsal dinner. Not the wedding itself, mind you, and not the rehearsal, but the rehearsal dinner. It's worth noting that neither my wife or I are ethnically Japanese. Neither is the friend who was so shocked by our 'cultural appropriation'. It's also worth noting that we have both worn the exact same kimono to local Japanese festivals year after year, and literally no one has ever had a problem with it. If you do not belong to a culture, you do not have the right to say what is offensive, or not, to people of that culture. That's not your place. If someone is choosing to APPRECIATE another culture by enjoying it and treating it with respect, then no one has any right to condemn them for anything. Appreciation vs. appropriation; there is a difference, and it matters.

Cenk Karaferya
Community Member
4 years ago

People are stupid...

Justin Ray
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow I didnt realize how stupid and racist people still are. quit being a bunch of babies. if you think your culture is being diminished because a white person wore a chinese dress then your culture must not be very rich..... and also full of pussies.

Max Blancke
Community Member
4 years ago

Just think about what a safe and egalitarian society we live in where people can afford to spend their time worrying about such trivialities. Besides which, actual Chinese people discussing this in China and Taiwan are overwhelmingly supportive of the girl. Almost all of this kind of outrage comes from American born descendants of Chinese or Philippine immigrants, who seem to be trying to make up for their own feeling of cultural inadequacy.

madcow 3417
Community Member
4 years ago

White people started this whole "let us get offended by everything on behalf of everyone". I insist that people of other races stop appropriating this part of our culture by getting offended by things.

Elisabeth Fabricius
Community Member
4 years ago

Perhaps the angry Jeremy Lam ought to concider not using his first name, as it is a Christian name, not a Chinese one. It's kind of insulting to the Jewish/Christian culture that an Asian person uses a name from the Bible. Kind of racist, actually. There's a long tradition behind that name, and it shouldn't be used by someone from another culture, just to appear exotic... ...Jeez, what a kill-joy! Find a GOOD cause to fight, an IMPORTANT one, for f**k's sake! Make sad people happy, not the opposite! There should be plenty of worthy causes to choose from!

Lindsay
Community Member
4 years ago

Actually, my guess is that Jeremy is much easier to pronounce for Westerners than a Chinese name, so it will be easier to for him than have people make fun of his Chinese name.

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Smitty Kat
Community Member
4 years ago

Here we go...again. Must we all be reminded (again) that our great country was founded on great people and cultures from around the world? Come on people, quit being so sensitive! It's embarrassing! I travel the world with the privilege of experiencing new people/cultures, and the number one impression of Americans on a global perspective is that we are a nation of hypersensitive, entitled, weak crybabies that are also an unfunny joke. Grow a spine and quit being so sensitive. Jeez!

Victor Vakaras
Community Member
4 years ago

lol Twitter is such a fucking joke. Millions of idiots looking for something to hurt their butts on.

Auggie LaBonte
Community Member
4 years ago

I just can not be mad at this. Personally I think this is getting ridiculous. This example, or shaming a child for wanting to be a non white Disney princess. I am part Japanese, I am part Native American. I would find no insult in someone wearing a kimono because they wanted to feel beautiful. Unless I misunderstand the dress, it's a beautiful dress, it's unique and it was special. There are ways to wear clothes from other cultures with appreciation and respect and there are ways to wear the same items disrespectfully. Wanting to feel beautiful is not disrespectful.

Luke Barricks
Community Member
4 years ago

Basically, the people calling her racist are the racist ones. I think she looks great in that dress and she should be proud that that was the dress to wear to her senior prom. The comment that especially pissed me off what the one that said: "White people are not a part of that." So the hell what. It doesn't matter what ethnicity you are, your clothing doesn't assign that to you.

Adele Maestranzi
Community Member
4 years ago

My father was born in Austria. As children, my brothers wore lederhosen, and my sister and I wore the dirndle dresses. As a Tyrolean-American, I hereby give all my blessing to wear either! Knock yourself out!

송희별
Community Member
4 years ago

I respect her for wheeling such a dress and I think it’s amazing that she did. But I do see why it is a sensitive topic that she was wearing a traditional dress for something like prom. I guess it’s just differences in what we deem to be a special enough occasion to were a traditional dress. But I dont see anything wrong with her wearing something that reflects the beauty of another culture. I just think the occasion is not something some tradition Chinese woild deem as appropriate for such a highly valued dress

송희별
Community Member
4 years ago

She’s reflecting the beauty of another culture. What’s wrong with that?

Miklós Nagy
Community Member
4 years ago

Not gona write anything after the last "fake racist accusation" post had been deleted from panda...

Red Sheep
Community Member
4 years ago

I feel like it's easy to say "get over it," because as a Latin American brown (yes I said brown) woman I faced a lot of ignorant comments and racism. I'm all for sharing my culture however, for some there's a lot of pain when it comes to people who just want to wear my culture as a joke (Halloween) versus those who truly love it like say wearing a bag or scarf. You can't villinize people who find this offensive because as a person who love their culture I want to keep it my own. As for this girl, some may think my idea is ridiculous, but maybe explaining her view on it first then posting it would have been a good idea, especially in this political climate. Peace and love.

magyarRóka
Community Member
4 years ago

I think its hilarious you put "peace and love" at the end of your paragraph after policing what people wear on HALLOWEEN. Its ridiculous. You cant villinize people for Halloween costumes, period. Its a dress up day, its makebelieve, its pathetic you find offense in that. "Peace and love" man, stop being a prick and ruining peoples fun over nothing

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Rajender Saini
Community Member
4 years ago

She looks stunning

TwoBlackEyes
Community Member
4 years ago

Does the hater ever wore western style clothings to a prom, a wedding, other parties? How's that ok?

SexyEggPlant
Community Member
4 years ago

what?

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Tess
Community Member
4 years ago

Ok... who cares what she does! I mean, who is she anyway? Really, who cares?

Tess
Community Member
4 years ago

and to add, it's really not important

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Hayley Lightcap
Community Member
4 years ago

I think she looks very nice, and I don't consider the dress to be a problem. I felt that the group picture could be considered to be mocking the history of where the dress came from. Cultural appropriation is mostly characterized by a minority group adopting traits from the majority. The idea of cultural appropriation is considered negative because a dominant culture can come in and snuff out the local culture. In this case, she really wasn't being malicious or even particularly disrespectful. She thought something was beautiful so she bought it and put it on. The merchant didn't stop her. Friends didn't stop her. Strangers didn't stop her. So you have all these people that could've stepped in and said that it isn't ok, but they didn't. I think it's better to let your culture spread and be viewed as something beautiful and attainable for the common man than to say hell no this culture is going with me to my grave.

Lisa Shaw
Community Member
6 months ago

Some people are only happy when they have something to bitch about! The dress is gorgeous and so is the young woman wearing it!

Yugan Talovich
Community Member
10 months ago

If she wore that in Greater China (PRC, Taiwan, Hong Kong), she would be admired and praised. Frankly, it looks great on her, and most Western women can't pull it off. Chinese are very generous and love to share culture with all. It seems that the people who get most upset about "cultural appropriation" are unsure of their roots in that culture.

𝓴𝓪𝔀𝓪𝓲𝓲_𝓐𝓾𝓭𝓻𝓮𝔂 💖
1 year ago

Some people need to take a goddam chill pill. She admires the culture, it's not like she is going around saying "ching chang" or racist crap like that!

madapult
Community Member
3 years ago

She did not deserve that!!!! She just bought a dress that she though was beautiful, and it was!

Bonnie Jay
Community Member
3 years ago

This is absurd.In the 50s and 60s and even the 70s people wore what they believed to be beautiful. It has nothing to do with all this other Bs. End of story.

SilkHolicDotCom
Community Member
3 years ago

Anyway, if someday all of the world like to wear qipao and behave like a real chinese lady, I'd say I am very glad.

SilkHolicDotCom
Community Member
3 years ago

It is not the qipao that make sense, it is the behavior of the girl that doesn't fit qipao. I am traditional chinese woman, i like wear Qipao too. Here in China, qipao means elegant. I think what makes our chinese unpleasant is that the girl is doing some bold action that's not combine with our qipao culture.

Kev B
Community Member
4 years ago

She looked pretty, people are way too sensitive these days, get over yourselves...

Haleema
Community Member
4 years ago

How is this wrong or racist?

Shannon Whitmer
Community Member
4 years ago

IMO its bad when the item of clothing makes something that is sacred or extremely special a casual fashion statement (Hindu gods on forever 21 clothing, native American headdresses at Coachella, etc) but a qipao is just a style of dress from China, its not linked to a specific ceremony, religious celebration, or anything like that. so I think this is totally fine.

Sophia Cai
Community Member
4 years ago

I am Chinese and I love the idea. I want one of those too! :)

ricky hardy
Community Member
4 years ago

awesome dress

Lilith Ringmaster
Community Member
4 years ago

This is annoying. Years ago people wanted everyone to learn other cultures and experience them. Now it's "No, no! You cannot enjoy anything from our culture you need to gtfo and stay in your own."

Mary Marty
Community Member
4 years ago

I wore a beautiful traditional cream and celadon silk kimono to my Senior Ball 30 years ago. The dress was given to my mother, by her brother, when he was stationed in Japan. The kimono was unique and lovely, not a statement to dishonor the country of Japan, the War or it's people. If anything, it was to honor their tradition.

Sherry Greenlee
Community Member
4 years ago

I am proud that you stood up for yourself and sorry for all of the hate you received. You looked gorgeous in that dress. Hang in there sweetie!

Barbara Baxendale
Community Member
4 years ago

Nothing is wrong with the dress nor the young woman wearing it so why as it been labeled racist !!!!!!!!!!

Jennifer Marshall
Community Member
4 years ago

It’s a f@#*ing dress! People need to lighten up, quit making every little thing into a controversy. It’s exhausting

Gregory Latondress
Community Member
4 years ago

It was worn to a formal affair wear formal attire is required.Not to a costume party .If it had been a costume party yes maybe some offense should be taken.I think girls want to dress as pretty as possible and apparently this is what she thinks of this dress .Be proud that people look up to your culture.

Bev Veep
Community Member
4 years ago

Oh! Please!!!! Can't ya'll just tell her how beautiful she looks? WHAT is wrong with people? She isn't doing anything to disrespect the Chinese culture at all. Pretty soon the same people who attacked her will be attacking Halloween.

Shanshan Gaudreault
Community Member
4 years ago

I am Chinese, I don't get offended by this girl. Why can't she wear the Chinese traditional dress? I am happy to see my culture being accepted by other race. She think the dress is beautiful and it makes she feels good when she wears it, why is that a bad thing? Chinese should be proud of it.

Christina S.
Community Member
4 years ago

okay there are like 8 billion people in the world and what like 1000 people are offended? so let's make an article and start a race war over 1000 mad people because the rest of the world, the normal society DOESN'T CARE. The dress is cute, she looks beautiful, and if I could pull it off I would too. I love Chinese/Japanese culture especially in their art and fashion. If I wear or buy a piece of art I buy it because I like it. She wears this dress because she's likes it. If she was wearing it and mocking Chinese people I might could understand, but no. She is wearing it to look cute and guess what, she does! SERIOUSLY STOP WITH THE PC POLICE. I believe in the 1st amendment but you social justice I get offended over everything needs to take a one way flight to Mars. Make your own planet of everything offends us do so we stay inside and be sad.

Sean Leong
Community Member
4 years ago

People need to start having better tings to complain about, who cares if she's wearing a Chinese style dress. If anything we should be proud as Asians that other people are admiring our culture. Not getting pissed because its being "stolen" The SJW movement needs to end. Its the downfall of our society

Origami Chik3n
Community Member
4 years ago

Isn't telling someone "you can't were this dress because you are white" racist? According to that logic there are so many things that Asian people are not allowed to use because they are not caucasian. For example, rephrasing one of the bullies "jeans and T-shirt have long history and Asian people are not behind it".

Alexey Scherbakov
Community Member
4 years ago

This generation is boooring. Chinese dresses look amazing in every women they are pretty, beautiful and sexy. The channel SerpentZA did a video about that, he lives in China and he go out on the street asking what chinese people thing about foreings weating chinese traditional clothes. The chinese people said those king of answer: No problem, whatever, looks good, I'm happy that they like our culture. In general, the problem is this generation of europeans and americans who gets offended by absolute every fucking thing.

Anna Zhang
Community Member
4 years ago

As a Chinese person, I love how she looks in that dress but that pose is a little disrespectful. Growing up people would make fun of me and other Asian kids with that pose, and it has a history of being used as an insult or a way to mock people of Asian descent. I think she should try to be more careful in this regard.

magyarRóka
Community Member
4 years ago

The hands together? Yeah, thats also an "East side" symbol, notice none of her other friends are wearing a Chinese dress and theyre putting their hands together? Yeah, the pose has fuck all to do with the dress

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Iapetos
Community Member
4 years ago

Come on, people! I'm Austrian and I wouldn't judge anyone because they're wearing a traditional Austrian dress or suit! I never understood this getting-offended-thing.

Dark Half
Community Member
4 years ago

this is just me, i wouldn't be offended if someone from another country would wear our traditional costume, as long as this wasnt used in any vulgar or wearing it in an insulting way. she is proud to be wearing that traditional dress and she felt complete and happy during her prom. she wore the dress with pride and she looked happy with it. i guess thats the most important picture some people missed to see. again this is just me, im writing this not to offend whatsoever.

Dorothy Gao
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm Chinese and not offended in any way. Damn she looks good in that dress, and I'm glad my culture is going worldwide. If Chinese girls get to wear white wedding gowns, why can't Americans wear our dresses to prom?

noitall man
Community Member
4 years ago

I have an idea... Stop going online to seek affirmation. Then, nobody has dumb comments to make.

Berta
Community Member
4 years ago

people just want to be offended for the sake of being offended… she saw a dress and thought it was pretty so she wore it… How is that offensive

PickleRick
Community Member
4 years ago

Surely saying people can only wear clothes that suit the culture they are born into is racist and dangerous and will lead to further segregation of societies? I think she looks amazing and fair play to her, people these days seem to think its cool to be offended and make a big deal throwing toys out of prams online, get over it and live your life.

Margaret Shannon
Community Member
4 years ago

We do not have control of the way our choices may be interpreted. Sometimes we accidentally cause offense. The offense may or may not be justified. This young lady handled the situation well. She explained that she didn’t intend to offend anyone, and that she regretted inadvertently offending anyone. She stressed her respect, admiration, and love for all. Sometimes in life accidents happen. What matters is how we behave after the fact..

Ali_M
Community Member
4 years ago

Ridiculous. Maybe she's celebrating a culture she respects! Or maybe she just likes the style.

Michael Kondakov
Community Member
4 years ago

Am I missing something here?.. Sorry, guys, I don't get what all the fuss is about. If I saw a pic of some girl or guy wearing a traditional dress from my country at a prom or other social event for fun, I'd be like hey, nice choice))) As long as the person just wants to have fun, why do you care? It's like cosplaying, I see a nice/fancy/exotic thing, it strikes me as beautiful, I wanna try it on. I would only be upset if people used it for some offensive, political purposes, posing in some clearly provoking situations. Or if they wore some globally unapproved, like white KKK gowns or Nazism symbols. Otherwise... If I dressed like a samurai, I would primarily refer to their courage and loyalty, despite knowing about all the cruelties that were raging in Japan at that period.

Keeyan Ho
Community Member
4 years ago

Keziah, you look great in the cheongsum. You might wish to tweak the design a bit for your next cheongsum, like, remove the sleeves and cut in from under-arms to a high Mandarin collar. Cheers.

Emowan
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm Ukrainian, if someone wore traditional Ukrainian dress I would think it was cool and an opportunity for discussion. But offensive? F#%K off!

BitterSweetWisdom
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm Ukrainian as well and I agree Emowan!

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Luca Gotta
Community Member
4 years ago

Dear mr. Lam are you perhaps wearing western clothing in your profile picture? That's a clear attack to my culture, and an aggressive one I say. I'd appreciate if you would come towards my position, I'd like to teach you some of our wester gentle manners. Yours, Luca

Lyone Fein
Community Member
4 years ago

I vote for 100% Universal Integration: Everyone gets to wear clothing that they like and eat food that they like and have religion that they like and grow plants that they like and have furniture that they like in houses that look the way they like.......no matter what the original culture was that invented them. And they get to mix and match everything, too. Just enjoy whatever you want to: art, literature, culture, food, ideas--all of humanity's gifts to all of humanity.

George Aporado
Community Member
4 years ago

Did she look good?...then offensive nothing.

The Paul
Community Member
4 years ago

It's weird that somewhere along the line people decided that when one culture starts influencing another, changing it's music, dress, food, etc, that the influincing culture is being victimized.

Stille20
Community Member
4 years ago

You think Chinese culture came out of a vacuum? China has been appropriating other cultures for centuries. The "internet" needs to calm the f*** down.

Andrew Ackerman
Community Member
4 years ago

Maybe all you haters should throw out all your blue jeans (pants for that matter ) and baseball hats and athletic foot wear and and watches.....just saying

bob
Community Member
4 years ago

So the girl whose nickname is Katana claims that she has a chinese cultural background and then complain about cultural appropriation... Makes a lot of sense... Because as she probably knows, chinese and japanese cultures are just the same things. Dumb people are dumb.

Irene Walton
Community Member
4 years ago

Don't the chinese wear American clothing????

Doug Packer
Community Member
4 years ago

Get a life people! I demand that people from other cultures quit dressing like Americans........you are all required to ONLY dress from your “culture”. No more eating foods from any other cultures too!

Pedro González
Community Member
4 years ago

And our culture and our countries, occident, (where all these haters live) are based (among other things) on the freedom of wearing whatever the f*** you want.

James Shank
Community Member
4 years ago

I don't see anyone complaining when foreigners come to our country and start wearing our clothes, or wear our clothes in other countries. The fashion industry as a whole has been the most constant medium for the exchange of ideas and designs for centuries, but all of a sudden people want to keep their clothing designs just for them.

Lisa Chambers
Community Member
4 years ago

Loved the part where someone said "I wouldn't wear a traditional Irish or Greek dress", well honey, if you wear clothing at all, you wear something that has been adapted out of those cultures and into the mainstream. Fucking fools. Shut the hell up. I wear what I want and you have nothing to say.

Noempsie Worgen
Community Member
4 years ago

Hey, look, a white person to call a racist for an outlandish reason. GET HER!!!!

Noempsie Worgen
Community Member
4 years ago

Hey, look, a white person to call racist for NO REASON WHATSOEVER!!!! LETS GET HER!!!! I wonder if these people realize that they were all the REAL racists, but of course because shes WHITE its ok.

Lisa Shaw
Community Member
4 years ago

With so many things wrong in the world today, I do find it odd that so many people will spend so much time spewing hate on a stranger for any reason. It's not like she was using it as a halloween costume or even making light of the culture with it, she saw a beautiful dress and wore it beautifully to a monumental event in her life, and as far as I'm concerned she did it justice. There are always people looking to be offended by something and it is so unnecessary. I'm in north america and I don't become offended when I see people wearing jeans, t shirts or other clothing that is commonly associated with our culture here.

Blair The Artist
Community Member
4 years ago

If it's a TRADITIONAL dress then yes, it may offend some. I for one am not fluent in Asian culture. But if it's a FASHION dress, then it's just a prom dress. It's okay to appreciate and be inspired by certain cultures but understand some culture do have sacred and important aspects only meant for rights of passage

Debbie
Community Member
4 years ago

So, jeans and sneakers are american originally, as well as many other things "used" by cultures all over. they'd better stop 'appropriating" these american cultural symbols!

Karen Naylor
Community Member
4 years ago

I SAY WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE? IF HER PROM DRESS WAS MY CULTURAL DRESS I WOULD BE SO PROUD. GOOD GRIEF. WHAT DO YOU WEAR EVERY DAY? DO YOU WEAR AMERICAN CLOTHES? JEANS, ANYTHING FROM AMERICA? ( MY HANDS ARE CRIPPLED AND MY EYES OLD SO USE CAPS. IT IS EASIER. AM NOT YELLING)

Pamela
Community Member
4 years ago

Does that mean only 'Western' people can wear 'Western' clothing and all Chinese should wear cheong-sams? "...The cheongsam, also known as a qipao, is a close-fitting dress that originated in 1920s Shanghai. It quickly became a fashion phenomenon that was adopted by movie stars and schoolgirls alike. The history of this iconic garment reflects the rise of the modern Chinese woman in the twentieth century..." https://theculturetrip.com/asia/china/articles/a-brief-history-of-the-cheongsam/

Bobby's Dad
Community Member
4 years ago

A beautiful girl wearing a beautiful dress. She looks awesome. It's the haters that are being so racist. So it's OK for these narrow minded idiots to wear 'westernised' clothing, [including jeans and t-shirts etc] but not ok for anyone else to wear 'eastern' style clothing? Are these people really that stupid? I'd much prefer her innocence instead of their ugly arrogance. Pull your heads out of your backsides....

Alex K
Community Member
4 years ago

only in america, people consume so much energy to bitch and whine.

Brian Battensby
Community Member
4 years ago

Let's have a quick look through some wedding photos and how many Kilts do I see? There's one, and another, and another, oh look another. I'm a Scot and you can wear whatever the hell you like! I don't care who you are, where your from or what you believe in. If you look good and feel good in something, wear it! Now, I'm off to work in my high heeled sequined fishing boots, which are my driving shoes!

IrrIduX
Community Member
4 years ago

Sum ting wong with the dress? to me she doesnt

Alyx Knapp
Community Member
4 years ago

These dresses and style was literally worn by everyone in the late 90's early 2000's in the form of purses, headbands, skirts, dresses...Everyone from Lizzy Maguire -the Olsen twins-Destiny's Child-Rachel on friends....they even used to sell chopsticks for your hair in every store from limited two to Delia's. Need to get over it

Rachel Rosky
Community Member
4 years ago

Because "cultural appropriation" is only an outrage when it happens to a non-white culture.

Clinton Yew
Community Member
4 years ago

Maybe some idiot misunderstand prom as porn?? That's why they making a ruckes out of it...

Layla Laubach
Community Member
4 years ago

This is ridiculous. As long as it's not a religious garment there's literally no reason to be offended. People who get offended over stuff like this have no idea what actual oppression looks like

Layla Laubach
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm middle eastern and if I saw a white girl wearing clothes that were traditionally middle eastern, as long as it's not a hijab/burka/other religious garment, I would not find it offensive at all or at least not enough to make angry comments over

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Dustin Bettencourt
Community Member
4 years ago

The funny thing is there is a movenpment in China supporting her the person that says a few Chinese people supporting her doesn’t speak for the rest she’s stupid the entire country of China is supporting her fucking retard bet she and the guy who found this hasn’t even been to china

Beach Panda
Community Member
4 years ago

She seemed to wear it with respect, and not in a mocking way. Thumbs up from this Asian. Gorgeous.

Full Name
Community Member
4 years ago

Any Chinese who are angry better stop wearing blue jeans and listening to rock and roll. For all the non Chinese who are angry? Hopefully you'll grow out of this constant search for things to virtue signal about.

Aunt Messy
Community Member
4 years ago

It was a bonehead move, but she’s still in the throes of the Teenaged Stupids. Tempest, meet teapot.

KT Trondsen
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm at a loss with this one. I did find that one picture a bit on the rude side. I realize that style of dress has a very special meaning to many, and she must have worn it in the wrong context which is why people are angry. She screwed up

Chris Creighton
Community Member
4 years ago

Very Elegant! Go with it. I seriously doubt too many folks would be so annoyed with a young Chinese woman wearing what might be considered an outfit typical of European culture. Silly people!

George Pagliarulo
Community Member
4 years ago

As long as people of Chinese decent do not commit "cultural appropriation" by wearing jeans, beret's, cowboy boots, tam's or tee shirts, then I guess I don't have a problem with this.

Cutiecakes
Community Member
4 years ago

There are culturally insensitive people out there. We have to deal with that. Its just the world. There always is an obnoxious person out there. So what?

IdilS
Community Member
4 years ago

You can't even take a dump without offending someone these days.

meerakat5
Community Member
4 years ago

She stood up for herself really well! It's like when someone copied you when you were little and you got mad and frustrated that someone was copying you, but then momma stepped in and said "hey, they just love the way you do things and want to be more like you." Then what momma said just made you feel special. People can be real overprotective about their culture sometimes guys. Don't be like them. The culture is beautiful and that should be an honor that the seniors want to use this as their dress for prom. But I do understand why their feeling mad. But I also think you should always assume for the better.

Mimikyu
Community Member
4 years ago

Just respect the damn culture and the girl. As long as she ain't going around stretching her yes and yelling "ching chong" then every things fine.

Martin Harrington
Community Member
4 years ago

Idiots. To counter that, we could say that Asians shouldn’t wear western clothes because it’s bastardisation of our western culture. How ridiculous is that.

xolitaire
Community Member