Victoria’s Secret has been accused of ‘cultural appropriation’ and showcasing ‘racist’ underwear at its fashion show last night.
However, the exotic lingerie has fallen foul of some, who were unimpressed by the Asian and Mexican influences to some of the designs, and accused the brand of ‘cultural appropiation’.
In a piece entitled ‘Why Can’t Victoria’s Secret Stop Designing Racist Lingerie?’, which appears to have since been taken down online, Helin Jung criticised the brand in Cosmopolitan magazine.
It rather being this Western, even European, culture which developed the idea of knickers and bras and suspenders and stockings and so on in the first place.
Presumably women (and that certain subset of men who enjoy such) from other cultures are appropriating a culture which is not theirs by wearing them?
Rather fun to be able to accuse Ru Paul and also Lucy Liu of cultural appropriation, isn’t it?