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Malaysian influencer apologizes for wearing áo dài with no pants after Vietnamese backlash

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  • Malaysian influencer Siew Pui Yi, better known as MsPuiyi, sparked outrage on Vietnamese social media after posting provocative photos of herself wearing the áo dài, Vietnam’s national dress, without pants.
  • MsPuiyi’s pictures were taken at the Hoai River in Hoi An, a UNESCO world heritage site.
  • Facebook users slammed MsPuiyi for being offensive and disrespectful to Vietnamese culture.
  • MsPuiyi released an apology, took down the images and vowed to “be more sensitive to local cultures all over the world.”

A Malaysian influencer has apologized to the people of Vietnam over provocative photos that showed her wearing the áo dài without any pants.

Siew Pui Yi, better known as MsPuiyi, sparked outrage on Vietnamese social media after posting the images, which were taken during a recent trip to the Hoai River in Hoi An, a UNESCO world heritage site.

Vietnamese American actor Kelly Marie Tran arrives to the Oscars wearing a green ao dai

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  • Actor Kelly Marie Tran wore a green ao dai to the 94th Academy Awards ceremony on Monday, marking the first time the traditional Vietnamese dress made an appearance on the red carpet, according to its designer.
  • Designed by Thai Nguyen, the outfit also featured a green khan dong, a traditional Vietnamese headpiece.
  • Tran voiced the role of Raya in Disney’s “Raya and the Last Dragon” and is also known for her appearances as Rose Tico in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.”

Vietnamese American actor Kelly Marie Tran arrived at the 2022 Oscars red carpet on Monday wearing a green traditional ao dai designed by Thai Nguyen.

Along with the traditional Vietnamese dress, Tran’s outfit also featured a green khan dong, a traditional Vietnamese headpiece.  

A Disney Princess in Áo Dài: Learning to Love Being Vietnamese in White America

Editor’s Note: The following piece was chosen as a finalist in NextShark’s personal Essay Contest 2019. The views expressed in story are the writer’s own.

On a hospital bed lays a tired and drowsy woman with an IV in her forearm and nasal tubes in her nostrils. The nurses quickly shift their attention to the unconscious woman when they hear the first sound of life. “Waah! Waah! Waah!” One of the nurses holds up the newborn who has a full head of black hair and excitedly says, “Congratulations, it’s a girl!” The day is May 2nd, 2004 and that newborn is me. The woman with the IV is my mom who carried me in her womb for nine months only to face ten hours of excruciating labor and the man next to the bed is my dad who immediately stormed out of a university lecture when he got the call that my mother was in labor.