The “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” has majored in back-to-back unforeseen drama between its housewives and something tells us, this is just the beginning.
For several months now, Kenya Moore has been a recurring topic on social media with weekly trends and backlash aimed at her.
Well, we all know she’s not someone to back down from a fight, but this time around, she acknowledged that she was wrong. Well that’s a first of many firsts. The reality star was recently shamed by online users and co-housewives after she used a Native America headdress for her Halloween costume.
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The Public Is Enraged
When it comes to culture appropriation, there’s very little an apology can do to appease dans who are really offended. Culture appropriation has been a phenomenon, especially among celebrities.
They see a hairstyle, an outfit or an appearance and the next time they pay a visit to their stylists, they want it. This attitude has always been frowned on by members of the public and it’s unfortunate that Moore realized a little too late what she did.
Nevertheless, the 50-year-old accepted her wrongdoing and claimed that the outfit is “part of her heritage.”
Fans React To The Costume
During the Sunday episode of “RHOA,” a Halloween party was held at Falynn Guobadia’s home, with all the housewives in attendance.
Moore walked through the doors in a complete Native American look and took everyone by surprise, including viewers all over the world.
Although some of her co-stars slammed her for her careless behavior, fans came after her like a swarm of bees attracted to food and they were ready to sting her all over.
Some fans spoke about her ache for continuous drama and insinuated that she went ahead with the costume, even when she knew she was wrong for doing so. Others were not concerned with her reason, rather, they rushed her online with different levels of insults.
The Housewives’ Reaction
Moore’s co-stars were not only taken aback by her appearance at the party, they could not hold in their thoughts about her.
During several interviews carried out on the show, the housewives spoke at length about Moore’s fashion decision and outrightly called it wrong.
“… Like I knew this girl was crazy, but add lame to the list, add whack to the list,” Porsha Williams said.
“Kenya’s Native American costume is super problematic, but I ain’t trying to ruffle no feathers for this girls’ trip…,” Drew Sidora mentioned.
Also, LaToya Ali also referenced cultural appropriation, stating that it was a wrong thing to do to other the cultures represented.
Katy Perry Once Appropriated Japanese Culture
In 2013, Katy Perry made an appearance at a Video Music Awards event, styled in a complete “geisha,” a known entertainer in the Japanese culture.
At first, fans were shocked that the singer would do such a thing, but this was soon followed by a series of backlash on social media.
It’s not impossible that Perry’s phone buzzed throughout the event as she was consistently criticized on social media for appropriating Japanese culture.
Whatever happened to the costumes signifying her English or German heritage.