Marc Jacobs Responds To Cultural Appropriation Criticism
Marc Jacobs caught quite a bit of controversy over using faux locs on his white models in this season’s show.
But of course, rather than lend an open mind and a concerned ear to the concerns of people of color or those familiar with the terrain of cultural appropriation…Marc decided to instead do a classic act of white people white peopling, and basically tell brown people to quit their whining and stop ‘stealing’ white folks’ straight hair if they feel such a way about it — before half-azzedly backtracking and saying he didn’t mean to offend anyone.
SMH. The point he’s missing here is that society ROUTINELY tells Black people our hair is dirty, messy, “ghetto” and unprofessional, then turns around to use it for fun and call it “cool” and “edgy” when placed on fairer tones. But clearly Marc doesn’t care, as long as he can use it to push his fashions.