Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Padma Lakshmi is accused of 'cultural appropriation' for wearing her hair in cornrows

Being a brown lady is not enough.  You have to be the right shade of brown

Padma Lakshmi is getting grilled on social media for her choice of hairstyle on the most recent episode of Top Chef.

The Bravo host has been accused of cultural appropriation for wearing her hair in cornrows for the episode filmed at the University of Kentucky's basketball arena in Lexington last June.

She completed the look with a casual white tank top - colloquially known as a 'wife beater' - and silver hoop earrings.

When the episode aired on Thursday night, a number of viewers took to social media to express concern over the hairstyle, which has been worn by black women for centuries.

'Padma's hairstylist must have a vendetta against her with theses struggle cornrows,' one woman wrote on Twitter when the episode aired.

Another tweeted at Lakshmi: 'Your hair is an awful example of cultural appropriation. No, no, no.'



Anonymous said...

More Politically Correct nonsense.

Anonymous said...

What about the black women with straight blonde hair? Do they get this "cultural appropriation" nonsense or do they get a pass? It should work both ways, but doesn't for the most part.


Anonymous said...

Yes, let them eat themselves. Infighting like this will start to show some of them what a farce they are.

Anonymous said...

OK. Let's follow this through to its logical conclusion. I want all inventions/developments made by white people reserved only for white people. No more blue jeans for you.

There. That should fix this PC crap.