Anorak | The Vogue for having a hissy fit about cultural-appropriation

The Vogue for having a hissy fit about cultural-appropriation

by | 20th, February 2017

Hard luck on punks, skins (the Trojan music ones), rockers, mods, Goths, Teds, people who take part in battle re-enactments, hipsters, anyone in a Nehru collar, cross-dressers, the Trustafarians in Notting Hill who dress like Redneck truckers, schoolgirls in kilts and Boy George, the singer who spent part of the 1980s dressed an Hassidic Jew. Cultural approbation is out. Unless you or your ethnic tribe or countrymen invented that look, you’re not allowed to adopt it. When American supermodel Karlie Kloss dressed as a geisha  black wig; white make-up; bound feet for a Vogue magazine shoot in an issue about – get this cultural diversity a shitstorm erupted.


Vogue yellow face


Kloss and Vogue were guilty of ‘yellow-face’, the offence of a white woman dressing up as an Asian. Kloss saw that wearing clothes had caused a stir. She said sorry for “these images appropriate a culture that is not my own and I am truly sorry for participating in a shoot that was not culturally sensitive.”

Wikipedia tells us that Kloss has German and Danish roots. She can wear a dirndl and itchy jumpers or both together, perhaps topped by a baseball

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