American R’n’b and pop singer Rihanna was accused of cultural expropriation for the photo shoot at the Chinese national costume. Negative comments from Instagram users flooded the publication with the cover of the new issue of Harper’s Bazaar in the official account edition.
For the Chinese version of the magazine, the singer has starred in several suits in the image of the geisha. As the cover was chosen a photo where she is dressed in a rich blue dress with open shoulder kimono-like. In addition, the head of the singer — updo Sacco with ornaments in the form of fans. “They don’t care what other people think when she’s doing what she likes”, — has signed a snapshot of the account administrators of Harper’s Bazaar and said that this shooting “Western style icon was found from Eastern aesthetics”.
Readers rushed to criticize Rihanna for disrespect for Chinese traditions. “This is a huge slap in the face to the entire Asian culture,” wrote one of them in the comments. “Oh no! And it’s for the Asian audience… Please stop,” asked another. “What the hell is she wearing that?” — outraged another user of the social network.
The staff of Harper’s Bazaar has not yet responded to the claims of commentators.
In June, the TV star Kim Kardashian enraged the Japanese, calling its own line of underwear “Kimono”. Users of social networks protested the fact that the kimono is their traditional national clothing and in Japan it is worn only on special occasions. According to one of them, slimming underwear manufactured by Kardashian, even remotely resembles a kimono, and that she simply chose to name the word that has the root “Kim” means a disrespect to the true value of the clothes. As a result, the Kardashian listened to the people and changed the name of their brand.
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