VS Fashion Show Under Fire For Cultural Appropriation


Victoria Secret is being accused of cultural appropriation during it's VS Fashion Show this year, reports E! News

A writer from Cosmopolitan that has since been deleted, claims that the outfits showcased were racist. The writer, Helin Jung, claimed the outfits had Asian and Mexican influences that held a "condescending attitude toward" Asians. 

She wrote, "Stripping of cultures aside, the emblems that stood out most were the ones that came from Asia—specifically China... The dragon that Elsa Hosk wore wrapped around her body, the embroidered stiletto boots seen on Adriana Lima, the tail made of flames worn by Kendall Jenner. There's a lot of talk of China as a dominant world power of the 21st century, and the U.S. government, Hollywood, and now Victoria's Secret, it seems, are pivoting to face a new reality. But the Orientalism on display here doesn't show an understanding or an attempt at dialogue. It doesn't close any gaps." Jung continued saying, "The brand and its creative leads shamelessly cherry-picked imagery, breaking apart aesthetic references from wherever they wanted and stitching them back together again. They're telling us its worldliness. It's not, it's a hack job."

See the outfits below and let us know your thoughts! 

Via E! News

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