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Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty Show Criticized For Non-Black Women Vanessa Hudgens, Emily Ratajkowski Wearing Braids

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 12: Rihanna attends Rihanna's 5th Annual Diamond Ball Benefitting The Clara Lionel Foundation at Cipriani Wall Street on September 12, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Diamond Ball)

For the most part, Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty Vol. 3 Fashion Show received praise but there was a little shade thrown at the beauty and fashion mogul when fans wondered why Vanesa Hudgens and Emily Rotajkowski were seen wearing braids.

Braids or cornrows have been long associated with Black culture and to see non-black people wearing the style sends people into an appropriation teezy.

Many Amazon viewers took to social media to call out the style tweeting, “Rihanna has white mfs in braids for the Savage x Fenty show…” while another wrote “lmao Rihanna putting Vanessa Hudgens and emrata [sic] in braids is unsurprising at this point. no further comments.”

A third person criticized Rihanna saying, “did Rihanna really chose/approved these yt [sic]girls wearing braids and cornrows… like wtf… suddenly the billions blinded her?” 

What did you think of Emily Ratajkowski and Vanessa Hudgens wearing braids for the Savage x Fenty show?


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