Kacey Musgraves is being called out for 'cultural appropriation' as critics slam her for degrading Vietnamese culture by 'sexualizing' a traditional garment. The 31-year-old country singer, who is white, stepped on stage at her concert in Dallas, Texas, last week wearing only the top of part of an áo dài — a two-piece Vietnamese outfit that consists of a tight-fitting silk tunic worn over trousers. Musgraves posted racy photos of herself wearing the tunic sans pants on her Instagram Story, prompting a swift backlash from Vietnamese Americans, including YouTube star Michelle Phan. Controversy: Kacey Musgraves, 31, is facing fierce backlash for wearing only the top of part of an áo dài, a traditional Vietnamese garment Scandalous: The country singer posted racy photos of herself wearing just the tunic and what looked like a sparkling thong on her Instagram Story Taking it to the public: Musgraves wore the controversial look … [Read more...] about Singer Kacey Musgraves is accused of ‘degrading’ Vietnamese culture and ‘fetishizing Asian woman’ after wearing a traditional garment with just a sparkly thong and NO PANTS
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge donned colourful outfits as they visit a settlement of the Kalash people to learn more about their culture and unique heritage on their royal tour to Pakistan today. They are expected to watch emergency response drills in a village in Chitral today, which saw extensive damage from flooding in 2015 and hope to highlight the effect of global warming during their visits today. Earlier, Kate had echoed Princess Diana when she put on the same traditional Chitrali hat worn by Prince William's late mother during her own visit to Pakistan nearly three decades ago. William and Kate donned the Pakistani outfits after they stepped out from a helicopter among the Hindu Kush mountains in the Chitral district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in the Himalayan foothills during their royal tour. The couple are following in Diana's footsteps by visiting the same region she did on her memorable trip to the country in 1991, and were presented with a book … [Read more...] about The Crown Prince! Duke and Duchess don traditional Pakistani headwear as they meet Himalayan villagers – as historic Royal tour retraces steps his mother Princess Diana took during her visit in 1991
The Duchess of Cambridge was the image of Princess Diana today when she and Prince William arrived in northern Pakistan to visit the Himalayan foothills on the second full day of their tour. William and Kate donned traditional Pakistani outfits as they stepped out among the Hindu Kush mountains in the Chitral district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The couple are following in Diana's footsteps by visiting the same region she did on her 1991 trip. They were presented with a book commemorating her time in the area 28 years ago. The Cambridges hope to highlight the effects of climate change by witnessing one of the glaciers melting for themselves. The Duchess of Cambridge (cente left) was the image of Princess Diana today (pictured in 1991 right) when she and Prince William arrived in northern Pakistan to visit the Himalayan foothills on the second day of their tour The Duke used a speech at the historic Pakistan Monument yesterday to draw attention to … [Read more...] about In Diana’s footsteps: Kate Middleton wears the SAME traditional Pakistani hat as Prince William’s mother as Royals retrace her 1991 visit to the Himalayan foothills on the second full day of their historic tour
Similar to the hype surrounding the release last year of Crazy Rich Asians, the first Hollywood romcom to feature an all-Asian cast, Lulu Wang’s The Farewell, made for a far more modest $3m, has also generated a great wave of goodwill since its premiere at Sundance in January. The Farewell is a welcome addition to a new canon that depicts the contemporary Asian-American experience. As a mixed-race woman who was not born or raised in her parents’ home country/culture, I found the depiction of the complex east-west family dynamics highly resonant, particularly around the themes of belonging and not belonging. I also shed quite a few tears in the process. The Farewell reaches cinemas as the US-China trade war continues to send shockwaves through the global economy; it is far more political than I could have imagined. Starring Crazy Rich Asians alum Awkwafina as Billi, a Chinese-American woman who discovers her grandmother, or nai nai in Mandarin, has terminal lung cancer and … [Read more...] about Is The Farewell the olive branch the US-China culture war needs?
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are embarking on the first full day of their tour of Pakistan by highlighting the importance of education with a school visit. The couple are visiting the Islamabad Model College for Girls in the capital, touring classrooms and posing for a group picture with some of the young students, ranging from kindergarten age students to sixth formers. The visit is designed to champion the importance of quality education, and highlight how girls benefit from pursuing higher education and professional careers. Kate dazzled crowds as she stepped out in a traditional blue kurta and scarf by local designer Maheen Khan, while William opted for a casual shirt and trousers to stay cool in the Pakistan heat. The Cambridges pulled up tiny chairs so they could sit and chat to pupils in their classroom at the school, which also teaches young boys. The couple are visiting the Islamabad Model College for Girls in the capital, touring classrooms and … [Read more...] about Duchess dazzles in traditional kurta! Kate Middleton dons royal blue outfit from local designer as she and Prince William visit Islamabad school during the first full day of their Pakistan tour