Model Nikita Dragun is the latest person to come in for criticism, after she attended New York Fashion Week with braided hair.
The beauty YouTuber was accused of “cultural appropriation” by some and even of being “anti black” by others for wearing a hairstyle not associated with her own race.
Cultural appropriation is broadly defined as the adoption of elements of a minority culture – typically by members of a dominant culture.
Dragun has not apologised, but has since made an Instagram post to her five million followers stating that she wore the hair “to show my love and appreciation for all the gorgeous black women in my life”.
But the response to her post has been divided. Some people deemed it satisfactory, as they simply wanted their community to be acknowledged.
Ikonicmickey wrote: “Thank you, credit is all we want.”
But others have not accepted this, claiming that the post skirts around the criticism of cultural appropriation altogether.