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Last week the Internet was divided over 18 year-old Keziah Daum’s decision to wear a “Chinese dress” to her high school prom.
PROM https://t.co/gsJ0LtsCmP — Keziah (@Keziah)
Some people were angry and upset by Daum’s choice of dress, labelling it “cultural appropriation”.
The dress created a fierce debate, with some people deeming it insensitive and others citing the controversy as an example of “political correctness” gone mad.
Daum defended her choice, saying “it’s a f****** dress”.
To everyone causing so much negativity: I mean no disrespect to the Chinese culture. I’m simply showing my apprecia… https://t.co/ByvuZ2b9VN — Keziah (@Keziah)
People have taken to mocking the tweet that started the whole thing. Posted by @jare_bare, the tweet read: “My culture is NOT your goddamn prom dress."
In a series of hilarious parodies, the phrase has been applied to a wide range of unusual garments and situations, providing some much needed comic relief to the saga.
Umm my culture is not ur prom dress https://t.co/8RgYy6IDKt — Dallas MacDermant (@Dallas MacDermant)
my culture is NOT your goddamn prom dress https://t.co/xLd0mNwzEH — Shrek (@Shrek)
my culture is NOT your god damn prom dress https://t.co/huNDe9mH5G — swan (@swan)
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