People are voicing their opinion and firing off at this teen who wore a traditional Chinese dress to prom.
People are accusing an 18-year-old high school senior of cultural appropriation and racism because she wore a traditional Chinese dress. She is saying that she never meant to be racist and she just thought the dress was beautiful!
To everyone causing so much negativity: I mean no disrespect to the Chinese culture. I’m simply showing my appreciation to their culture. I’m not deleting my post because I’ve done nothing but show my love for the culture. It’s a fucking dress. And it’s beautiful.— Keziah (@daumkeziah) April 28, 2018
To everyone who says I’m ignorant, I fully understand everyone’s concerns and views on my dress. I mean no harm. I am in no way being discriminative or racist. I’m tired of all the backlash and hate when my only intent was to show my love.— Keziah (@daumkeziah) April 28, 2018
I don’t understand everyone’s need or desire to cause so much hate. I’m simply showing my love for a beautiful culture and there is nothing wrong with that. Keep talking shit. I don’t care. I have much respect for the Chinese culture ❤️— Keziah (@daumkeziah) April 28, 2018
Of course after the teen took to twitter to defend herself the responses came pouring in with their thoughts on this situation.
My culture is NOT your goddamn prom dress. https://t.co/vhkNOPevKD— Jeremy Lam (@jere_bare) April 27, 2018
This isn’t ok. I wouldn’t wear traditional Korean, Japanese or any other traditional dress and I’m Asian. I wouldn’t wear traditional Irish or Swedish or Greek dress either. There’s a lot of history behind these clothes. Sad.— Jeannie (@JeannieBeanie99) April 28, 2018
Girl you better rock this dress. We all humans. No need to be greedy and act like something can only be for ONE person/Group. People need to stop ambushing you. You think it’s a beautiful dress so why can’t people be proud youthink their cultural dress is gorg?— LaFawnduh (@Little___Renee) April 29, 2018
Please someone explain why is this an issue it’s a beautiful dress that looks beautiful on this young lady who is attending a meaningful event.— Vilka Moonsammy (@VMoonsammy) May 1, 2018