Stop, Givenchy. Just Stop.

This is painful because Givenchy is one of my faves, but this is ridiculous: for Fall 2015, Riccardo Tisci sent a runway of models in baby hairs and nose rings, with stones glued to their faces a la piercings. » 3/09/15 7:00pm 3/09/15 7:00pm

Suggestion: Both Iggy Azalea and T.I. Should Shut Up

Iggy Azalea has a bad habit of responding to every bit of criticism about her music. T.I. then responds to Iggy's response to her critics. They should both just not. » 1/30/15 6:00pm 1/30/15 6:00pm

T.I. Sounds Silly Again Defending Iggy Azalea

Over the weekend, Q-Tip attempted to educate Iggy Azalea about her place as a white artist in black culture. Noticing that a reputable dude had joined the Iggy-Azealia debate, T.I. responded with a series of educational tweets of his own. » 12/22/14 11:10am 12/22/14 11:10am

Tackle Cultural Appropriation With a White Party

Do you ever get annoyed that people won't stop having conversations about cultural appropriation? Well too bad because we're going to keep talking about it until people stop throwing wildly offensive and painfully obtuse parties where the "theme" consists of tired stereotypes about an entire culture or race of people. » 12/04/14 5:50pm 12/04/14 5:50pm

The Next Big Eyebrow Trend Is Gluing Crystals To Your Face

That collection of hairs hanging above your eyes? They look stupid. Wow, you look dumb. Luckily for you, Benefit Cosmetics is here with a BRAND NEW EYEBROW TREND so you can finally stop looking so goddamn ridiculous. » 11/18/14 7:45pm 11/18/14 7:45pm

Vogue Is Still Trying to Figure Out Cultural Appropriation

I can appreciate that Vogue is perhaps trying to improve upon its history of blind appropriation, cultural insensitivity and outright racism, but it's hard not to walk away from its recent story on responsible adoption of cultural trends without scratching your head. Something about it just feels a bit off. » 11/10/14 4:50pm 11/10/14 4:50pm

New 1D Video Co-Stars Danny DeVito, a Chimp and Cultural Appropriation

Teasers from One Direction's video for "Steal My Girl" (the song that caused one YouTube commenter to write "OMGGGGGGG IM DIED") have been popping up for weeks now — and from the oddest sources, too. Today, to the thrill of Directioners everywhere, the video was finally released in its entirety. Let me tell you, it is » 10/24/14 2:20pm 10/24/14 2:20pm

PSA: Miley Is 'Over' Twerking; Has Yet To Discover Shmoney Dance

Miley Cyrus is officially done with twerking, y'all. Having honed the specifics of the dance and singlehandedly brought it to popularity, there's just not much more she can do with it, you know? But because she's Miley Cyrus, the godmother of black culture, she is again bringing to the masses, a dance move that… » 10/16/14 7:10pm 10/16/14 7:10pm

2015 Met Gala Will Probably Be an Asian-Themed Shitshow

Details about the 2015 Costume Institute Gala have been released and boy will this be a precarious one. Jennifer Lawrence will co-chair the event, which is fun—keeping things young! Lawrence is joined by Anna Wintour, obviously, Gong Li, Marissa Mayer and Wendi Murdoch. At first glance, I'm happy with those names.… » 9/12/14 6:45pm 9/12/14 6:45pm

Is Rihanna's W Magazine Cover a Cause for Debate?

Rihanna poses beside Iman and Naomi Campbell for W magazine's September issue and it is a joy. Drenched in Balmain, the stylish trio personify black beauty across three age groups, countries and are très glamour. Rihanna’s solo fashion story is something else. What, I'm not exactly sure. » 8/11/14 12:30pm 8/11/14 12:30pm

Katy Perry Misses the Point on Cultural Appropriation Criticism

In her latest Rolling Stone feature, Katy Perry addresses the accusations of cultural appropriation that have followed her throughout her career. Based on her response, it's clearly something she's thought about quite critically: "I guess I'll just stick to baseball and hot dogs, and that's it," she says. Oh, boy. » 7/30/14 4:40pm 7/30/14 4:40pm

Music Festival Bans Native American Headdresses

A Canadian music festival is asking attendees to please, for the love of God, not wear any Native American headdresses. Save the clueless cultural appropriation for another day. "Feathered war bonnets" and anything that looks like one are now banned. Security will be enforcing the rule. » 7/25/14 11:00am 7/25/14 11:00am

Why Do Katy Perry's Dancers Have Giant Fake Butts and Big Earrings?

Yesterday, some previously-unnoticed photos from Katy Perry's Prismatic Tour began making the rounds on Twitter. They depict Katy — in a leotard emblazoned with in ankh and the eye of Horus — surrounded by anonymous, faceless backup dancers in padded bodysuits. It's hard to know what the intention here was, but the… » 6/10/14 1:30pm 6/10/14 1:30pm

Heidi Klum Made Germany's Top Model Contestants Pose in Redface

Having, I guess, somehow missed the last million Native American appropriation controversies in the fashion industry, Heidi Klum recently had contestants on Germany's Next Top Model travel to Utah and pose as sexy/high-fashion stereotypes of indigenous people. Sigh. » 4/09/14 6:45pm 4/09/14 6:45pm

Oklahoma Governor's Daughter Dons a Headdress, People Are Not Amused

The daughter of Oklahoma's governor, Christina Fallin, is taking well-deserved heat for posting a picture of herself in a Native American headdress on Instagram. » 3/07/14 4:00pm 3/07/14 4:00pm

Designer's 'Stop Racism' Headdress Calls Out Industry Appropriation

Well, here's a pretty clear way to articulate your disgust with the fashion industry's penchant for cultural appropriation: yesterday, as part of men's fashion week in Paris, Belgian designer Walter van Beirendonck sent two models down the runway in large headdresses that read "STOP RACISM." » 1/16/14 1:10pm 1/16/14 1:10pm

​Miley's BANGERZ Tour Promos Can't Go Away, Won't Go Away

Livenation just dropped a couple promos for Miley Cyrus' upcoming BANGERZ tour, and it could be considered a case study in 1) the mechanics of ass-first human movement, 2) the effects of continued not giving "AF" and cherry-picking hip-hop tokens like Mario after a Super Star power-up and, 3) my tolerance for shitty… » 11/13/13 1:10pm 11/13/13 1:10pm

Tanning Salon Is Super Thankful Native Americans 'Brought Sexy Color'

In honor of Thanksgiving, a chain of tanning salons in Alabama and Florida has launched a holiday-themed ad campaign that is both offensively stupid and stupidly offensive. "The Indians brought more than just 'CORN' to the first Thanksgiving," reads the copy, "they brought SEXY 'COLOR'!" Ugh, the unnecessary… » 11/06/13 4:50pm 11/06/13 4:50pm

American Apparel Under Fire for 'Spooky' Voodoo-Themed Window Display

American Apparel is a great place to go if you want at least one person in false glasses to stare at you while you nervously rifle through some sheer bloomers. American Apparel is not a great place to go if you enjoy respecting and honoring other cultural traditions. Case in point: the retailer has recently… » 11/01/13 12:50pm 11/01/13 12:50pm