Farrah Abraham's 2017 MTV Awards Look Controversy
"Teen Mom" star Farrah Abraham turned heads when she arrived at the MTV Movie & TV Awards because of the outfit she was wearing, and she's already getting backlash over it.
The MTV star showed up to the red carpet in a Bollywood-inspired outfit that consisted of a three-piece gold and pink outfit complete with a bindi, which has a lot of religious significance for those of the Hindu faith.
She's being called out for cultural appropriation, but she's already speaking out against the backlash. Abraham told TooFab she wanted to "bring culture to the red carpet" and wasn't worried about haters on the internet. Uhhhh, OK, Farrah.
She added, "I think it will inspire others to embrace new cultures and have good experiences," which is codeword for "I didn't think this through."
Fans aren't buying her excuses.
Abraham really doesn't seem to care about the backlash she's already receiving online. She told TooFab she's not worried "at all" about what people are saying because her outfit makes her feel "freaking amazing," adding "Bollywood is sexy!"
But what she apparently doesn't seem to understand is that the traditional clothes have an extensive cultural history, and people actually do care when people outside their culture try to pass it off as their own. And, like, that's pretty objectively fair.
Farrah, in the meantime, is still pretty much ignoring the backlash and is just posting pics of her and John Cena instead. OK.
Abraham is just another celebrity on a long list of celebrities to receive backlash for being culturally insensitive.
According to E! News, Selena Gomez wore a bindi back in 2013 at the MTV Movie Awards, and she was immediately asked for a formal apology by the Universal Society of Hinduism.
And let's not forget about the time when Julianne Hough dressed in blackface for Halloween back in 2013 for her Crazy Eyes from "Orange Is The New Black" costume.
Yeah, not their best decisions...
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