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Last year, designer Marc Jacobs was widely criticized for cultural appropriation for sending his models down the runway with multi-colored dreadlocks. Now, it seems Jacobs is in hot water once again.
At his SS18 show during NYFW, his models sported head wraps, historically worn by both African and African-American women. Shortly after the presentation, people on Instagram and Twitter expressed their dismay.
Last year, Jacobs released an official apology on his Instagram for the blunder : “I apologize for the lack of sensitivity unintentionally expressed by my brevity.”
Kendall Jenner, who walked for Marc Jacobs’ show in one of the questionable head wraps, got heat for a similar misstep earlier this year. The young model was at the center of a maelstrom for her now-infamous Pepsi commercial, where she flees a fashion shoot to join a Civil Rights-like protest and calms the discord by offering the soft drink to a police officer. On a recent episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Jenner said that she thought her life was over after realizing her mistake. But now, it appears she’s made a similar snafu.
People Chica reached out to Jacobs for comment, but he’s not responded.