Summer Walker Accused Of Cultural Appropriation For Wearing Asian Traditional Jewelry As Risqué Outfit
Summer Walker has landed in the hot seat with her Asian fan base.
Over the weekend Summer Walker hit the stage in Los Angeles for her “Hot Summer Night” concert performance. The mother-to-be rocked a two-piece outfit seemingly made from silver jewelry during her set.
She also posted pictures of her fit on her Instagram page for people to get a better look.
After sharing the outfit online, it didn’t take long for critics to call Summer Walker out for cultural appropriation. According to social media users, Summer’s unique performance outfit is made of traditional jewelry from the Hmong people. The Hmong people are indigenous people who mainly live in Southwest China, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, and Myanmar.
Reportedly, the jewelry Summer had on isn’t meant to be worn in that manner but instead to remind the culture of their history and freedom. One social media user commented under the picture and said,
“Please be respectful toward others culture. This is cultural appropriation lady”
“I wouldn’t try to sexualize our jewelry like that so u could try and have some respect. Also you or your designer could have credited the Hmong culture of the inspiration of the design at least. Just know what to do next time bc I don’t want this to happen to other cultures as well.”
A TikTok user created a video and further explained by Summer’s outfit is offensive.
Yes, it’s Hmong jewelry. Her stylist was also aware that it was Hmong jewelry
Despite countless people flooding Summer’s IG page calling her out for the outfit, she has yet to address the situation.
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