#MyCultureIsNotCouture is a hashtag that has started making rounds on twitter. The hashtag is pointing out and shaming culture appropriation in fashion. Take it as a joke if you may, but these tweets wouldn’t have anything to point out if there was no problem. Check out some of the top tweets:
#MyCultureIsNotCouture because white girls wear turbans as fashion statements but in airports we're the ones who get searched "randomly"
— k (@tbhkiran) May 27, 2015
— #freemygirlorangeblossom (@wokesharkboy) May 27, 2015
When Zendaya wears dreads they smell like weed but when a supermodel or Kylie Jenner gets dreads it's trendy and edgy #MyCultureIsNotCouture
— t’chopped cheese (@whyyougagging) May 27, 2015
These tweets show this is not just a ‘Black and White’ problem. People from all different cultures are affected by culture appropriation.
However, what is your view? Is culture appropriation in fashion a big thing? Does it matter to you? Does culture appropriation even exist? Weigh in below