Despite there being lots of love for Rihanna and her Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 3. Since it’s September 24 release, some have taken to the internet to speak out with concerns about the show having moments of cultural appropriation.
While the immersive fashion experience was as always, praised for being incredibly diverse as well as a celebration of all body types. There was some pin-pointed concern directly at actress Vanessa Hudgens and model Emily Ratajkowski, who both wore their hair in braids, which is traditionally a hairstyle worn by Black women, which neither of which happen to be.
One user tweeted, “Loving everything about this show except why are white women in braids??? Rihanna?? What’s good!? I need answers.”
Another added, “Rihanna really loves putting non black ppl in braids for her fenty whatever show and then call it ‘mad ethnic right now,’” referencing one of the RiRi’s lines of