There’s a fine line between cultural appreciation and cultural appropriation. Unfortunately, it seems like many celebrities often cross this line. For those who may be unclear, cultural appropriation basically means that a dominant group is taking elements from the culture of a minority group. Basically, you’re taking the benefits and “cool” parts of a culture, without having any of the experience, history, and potential oppression that comes with being part of that culture.
Whether it’s a Halloween costume or a celeb’s entire style, it seems that there’s always someone else getting in trouble for appropriation. Here are 16 celebs who have gone under fire for cultural appropriation.
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