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Miley Cyrus Accused Of Cultural Appropriation For Her Pride Concert Outfit
By Izza Sofia, 16 Jun 2017
Miley Cyrus is no stranger to criticism, especially when it comes to her fashion sense.
She wore a bindi for her Pride Month concert performance in Washington, D.C., and some people are not happy about it. She posted a photo on Instagram, where she is seen wearing a rainbow-colored bindi and winking at the camera.
The caption reads, “Celebrating #Pride w @hot995 in D.C. #AmericaLovesPride 💙❤️💙❤️💙 ”. In Indian culture, bindis carry both spiritual and cultural significance. For some of her fans, Miley’s outfit reflects how she is ignoring that significance, and reducing a spiritual symbol to a fashion statement.
“Still stealing other people’s culture I guess”, one commenter wrote. “This look[s] like Indian pride”, wrote another. Clearly, some of her fans would love to see her support LGBTQ Pride without appropriating a spiritual symbol from another culture in the process.
that bindi heart ain't cute or trendy sis take it off— terrell (@hvnnymoon) June 12, 2017
[via Refinery 29, opening image via Instagram]
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