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Twitter Users Accuse ASOS Of Cultural Appropriation For Selling This Hair Clip
By Izza Sofia, 18 May 2017
ASOS recently started selling a hair accessory that they called the “chandelier head clip”, and shoppers were not happy about it.
The accessory is very similar to the South Asian “tikkas”, which are pieces of jewelry that are often worn at festive events, such as weddings and other parties. By not acknowledging the jewelry's cultural history, shoppers believe ASOS was guilty of appropriation and erasure.
Twitter user ‘brown basic’ was one of the shoppers to call out the brand on the social media platform, writing, “Dear ASOS, if you really want to be a cultural appropriation enabler, the least you can do is call it a Tikka, not a chandelier hair clip!!”
ASOS has then issued a statement regarding this product,“We apologize for any offense that may have been caused. We have now removed this product from our site”.
Scroll down to read some of the responses to the hair clip on Twitter.
[via Popsugar, opening image via Twitter]
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