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Fashion brand under fire for cultural appropriation with cornrow wigs

People are wigging out over these wigs. On Friday, Japanese fashion brand Commes des Garçons held a Fall 2020 menswear presentation in Paris — but it wasn’t the looks that rankled people on Twitter. The show featured models in oversized lace-front wigs designed to resemble cornrows, which were primarily worn by white models. Social media users were quick to call out the brand for appropriating black culture. “lmaoooo why?!” tweeted Canadian fashion designer Tani, in a post that has since earned over 2,000 likes and nearly 600 retweets. “Who the f - - k thought this was a good idea?!” tweeted one user, while another said, “Wtf am I looking at?? A male Rachel Dolezal??” Critics also took issue with the wigs’ s ...
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