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12 Times Your Favorite Celebs Were Guilty of Appropriating Asian Culture

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Earlier in 2018, a white female student wore a Cheongsam dress to her high school prom and consequently sparked a massive debate on cultural appropriation. But of course, that wasn’t the first time this topic has taken over the internet. Like broken records, we’re talking about this every year around Halloween and festival season and among the worst offenders happens to be some of the most popular celebrities.

Here are 12 times celebrities were caught appropriating Asian culture:

China Bans Katy Perry From Performing at the Victoria’s Secret Show in Beijing

Katy Perry will not be able to perform at Victoria’s Secret fashion show in Shanghai, China after the Chinese government reportedly denied her a visa.

The singer was originally scheduled to sing at the fashion show at the end of November. Perry earned the ire of many Chinese back in 2015 when she wore the Taiwanese flag during a performance at her concert in Taiwan, reports Page Six, which cited sources privy to the event. 

Why Katy Perry’s Latest Instagram Post is Enraging Indians

Katy Perry has earned the ire of a number of Indian netizens after the American pop star posted an allegedly “offensive” photo of an Indian goddess on Instagram.

According to Mashable, the 32-year-old singer-songwriter uploaded an image of Kali, the Hindu goddess of death, along with the caption “current mood.” The Hindu deity,  which is often associated with sexuality and love, is widely worshiped throughout India.