THE EXPLOSION OF THE RACIST PROM DRESS AND THE AFTER EFFECTS...Date: 2018-05-12
Remember Kezia, the girl who got accused of being racist for her Chinese style prom dress?
She received a mixed bag of reactions and, to be honest, many Chinese were actually pleased that people were sharing and appreciating their culture and it's beauty.
Perhaps the internet was being a little too sensitive?
While the debate is still ongoing (and will probably never end) Chinese-Americans point out that the experience of growing up as part of minority culture was different for them. If a Chinese-American turned up to prom in traditional clothing they may experience the mocking and bullying that many grew up with, but when a white girl does it, she's lauded for being 'unique' and 'exotic.'
Then there are those who backlashed against the backlash and who decided to mock those that they felt were being too sensitive. They started a trend on Twitter: “My culture is NOT your goddamn prom dress,” and it includes a whole lot of ridiculous parody outfits that takes fashion to an absurd level – so much, in fact, that even Mark Zuckerberg and Kim Jong-un (probably not really him) joined in!
While the aim is not to offend anyone, having a good laugh is always a win!