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Tue May 1, 2018, 09:34 AM

Pretty girl in beautiful prom dress gets savaged by the deranged online

http://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/2018/04/30/utah-teen-shamed-for-wearing-racist-dress-to-prom-sparking-cultural-appropriation-debate.html

"Keziah Daum is not apologizing for wearing what she calls a "beautiful" Chinese cheongsam dress to her high school prom, despite receiving backlash from thousands of people online calling her a "closet racist" and accusing her of cultural appropriation.

Daum, 18, posted an album of four prom pictures on Twitter on April 22 with the simple caption, "PROM." One of the photos in the album includes Daum crouching down in the traditional Chinese dress, posing with a group of her friends with their hands folded together — a gesture many deemed inappropriate.

It didn't take long for the Internet to respond. As of Monday evening, Daum's post has been retweeted nearly 4,400 times and now she's fielding hundreds of angry comments.

"What's the theme of your life? Ignorant?" one user asked.

"This isn’t ok. I wouldn’t wear traditional Korean, Japanese or any other traditional dress and I’m Asian. I wouldn’t wear traditional Irish or Swedish or Greek dress either. There’s a lot of history behind these clothes. Sad," another added.

"Oh god! The pose is just the cherry on top of this casually racist post. It's not just a dress, it's something that means something historically and traditionally to the Chinese," another added.

But the teenager, who reportedly attends Woods Cross High School in Utah, defended her decision to wear the red-orange embroidered gown. And said she would wear it again to show her "respect" for the Chinese culture.

"To everyone causing so much negativity: I mean no disrespect to the Chinese culture. I’m simply showing my appreciation to their culture. I’m not deleting my post because I’ve done nothing but show my love for the culture. It’s a f---ing dress. And it’s beautiful," she tweeted on Saturday.

She then added, "To everyone who says I’m ignorant, I fully understand everyone’s concerns and views on my dress. I mean no harm. I am in no way being discriminative or racist. I’m tired of all the backlash and hate when my only intent was to show my love."

But some followers didn't think Daum had the right to determine whether the gesture or dress was racist or not.

"If you’re not Chinese don’t decide whether it’s racist or not," one Twitter user replied.

"If you're not Chinese then you have no right to speak up about this," another echoed.

Some called on the teen to simply apologize and "move on."

"I'm Chinese & think it's fine if u wore a qipao cuz it's pretty. But u need to apologize for the pose. It doesn't matter that u didn't mean any harm or that it wasn't ur idea," another agreed. "You did it cuz YOU were ignorant that it's offensive. Apologize for unintentionally mocking and move on," one Twitter user wrote.

"You’re trying to make yourself the victim when all you had to do was apologize and learn," another added.

Daum told INSIDER she spotted the dress in a Salt Lake City thrift store weeks before prom, and knew instantly that it was the one.

"I bought the dress because I thought it was beautiful and admired the beauty of the culture," she told the site.

She had no idea it would garner this type of response."




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Reply Pretty girl in beautiful prom dress gets savaged by the deranged online (Original post)
Currentsitguy May 2018 OP
Boadicea May 2018 #1
Bubba May 2018 #23
Gunslinger201 May 2018 #2
Currentsitguy May 2018 #6
rahtruelies May 2018 #11
quad489 May 2018 #13
USNRET1988 May 2018 #3
FreeWheelBurning May 2018 #4
Charlie Mike May 2018 #5
JaimeBondoJr May 2018 #7
TexMexNext May 2018 #18
JaimeBondoJr May 2018 #21
quad489 May 2018 #8
rahtruelies May 2018 #10
rahtruelies May 2018 #9
Currentsitguy May 2018 #14
Sundogs_Place May 2018 #17
DavesNotHere May 2018 #12
Currentsitguy May 2018 #15
DavesNotHere May 2018 #16
TexMexNext May 2018 #19
Model10RB May 2018 #20
TendiesForBreakfast May 2018 #22
outside May 2018 #24

Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2018, 09:42 AM

1. I'm sick of this cultural appropriation thing...she is wearing a dress

She is not in black face, white face, geisha face or in any way trying to act like someone she is not. This is just too much.

I want to ask these people, do you look at fashion? Do you call out Lagerfeld, Carolina Herrera, etc when their lines have tinges of other cultures? Nope...you just like to bully people who you think you can get away with it.


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Response to Boadicea (Reply #1)

Thu May 3, 2018, 04:44 PM

23. Agreed.

Why aren't white kids who wear their pants around their knees guilty of cultural appropriation??

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2018, 09:55 AM

2. As a Parent and Grandparent.....

It’s slit a bit high for my approval, but otherwise fine.

We need to fight this crapweasel B S

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #2)

Tue May 1, 2018, 10:27 AM

6. Something tells me

The Cognitive Dissonance if she "appropriated" this would cause their heads to literally explode.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #6)

Tue May 1, 2018, 11:03 AM

11. THAT is the dress for HRC!

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #6)

Tue May 1, 2018, 11:14 AM

13. Nah, they would've applauded her as being brave and courageous...

...as they did bruce jenner wearing a dress and claiming that he feels like a woman.



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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2018, 10:23 AM

4. This is ridiculous

I like the way she is handling this. Good for her.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2018, 10:25 AM

5. Savages hate beauty.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2018, 10:35 AM

7. Ruh-roh. Better lose my slaps (flip-flops) lest someone call me a cultural appropriator...

They're cool... Reefs with a bottle opener on the bottom. Damn, I love those things, but hey, I don't want the label.

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Response to JaimeBondoJr (Reply #7)

Thu May 3, 2018, 10:59 AM

18. Wearing a pair as I type

Never know when a bottle will need its top popped

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Response to TexMexNext (Reply #18)

Thu May 3, 2018, 03:56 PM

21. Got that right!

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2018, 10:35 AM

8. Odds are the same haters had zero problems with Hillary wearing those chairman mao suits..........





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Response to quad489 (Reply #8)

Tue May 1, 2018, 11:01 AM

10. Mao has better hair and smaller ankles............................

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2018, 11:01 AM

9. never ever apologize to the snowflakes. Just laugh and tell them to F**k Off and move on

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Response to rahtruelies (Reply #9)

Tue May 1, 2018, 11:18 AM

14. That's always been my policy

I don't think I have ever lets the opinions of others influence what I do or say.

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Response to rahtruelies (Reply #9)

Tue May 1, 2018, 12:09 PM

17. Exactly this! nt

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2018, 11:07 AM

12. How come no one is offended when white people eat Chinese food? n/t

Why don't people get offended when people in china wear "western" clothing?

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Response to DavesNotHere (Reply #12)

Tue May 1, 2018, 11:18 AM

15. The fact that you are eating anything at all

Is offensive to people in Sub Saharan Africa.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #15)

Tue May 1, 2018, 11:26 AM

16. Yes, but they have bigger problems than worrying about cultural appropriation. n/t

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Response to DavesNotHere (Reply #12)

Thu May 3, 2018, 11:01 AM

19. blue jeans... they gone and appropriated my culture!

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Response to TexMexNext (Reply #19)

Thu May 3, 2018, 11:09 AM

20. German/Jewish-American dry goods merchant in San Francisco during the settling of the West

Blue Jeans invented in 1873

Truly an American invention with a distinct 'wild west' background, culturally appropriated by pretty much everyone on Earth.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levi_Strauss

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2018, 04:34 PM

22. Good, she's learned rule number one when it comes to dealing with this crowd

Never apologize. The second they perceive themselves to have gained an inch, they'll call you a Nazi for not giving them a mile.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2018, 05:42 PM

24. If it was a traney in that dress

the left would be loving it.

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