This Girl’s “Inappropriate” Prom Dress Is Causing A Huge Backlash On Twitter

Oh Prom. It’s a night of wonder for high school students, and pretty much supposed to be “the best night of their lives” if you’ve watched any high school prom movie. It seems as though this teen girl didn’t even get to the dance floor before the drame started for her though.

Usually when you read titles that start with “This Girl’s “Inappropriate” Prom Dress…” it’s something to do with too much skin showing. Not this time ladies and gentleman!

Keziah, which is her Twitter name or maybe her real name who knows, is at the center of this controversy. She posted these photos on Twitter where she is wearing a cheongsam, aka a qipao, aka a traditional Chinese dress.

A lot of Twitter users were mad about how Keziah is not Chinese though, and one Twitter user replied saying, “My culture is not your goddamn prom dress.”

He then went on bit of a rant…

But as the internet turns, people were divided on the subject and some other Twitter users praised Keziah.

But back to “Jere_Bare,” shall we? Honestly I don’t really buy this kid knew anything about a Qipao before doing a quick Wikipedia search. His Twitter rant continued after the previous tweets saying:

“I’m proud of my culture, including the extreme barriers marginalised people within that culture have had to overcome those obstacles.

For it to simply be subject to American consumerism and cater to a white audience, is parallel to colonial ideology.”

Many people responded to little Jere_Bare with things like:

“I’ve seen all kinds of people wearing jeans who have no cultural links with the American West. They just like the look. I don’t have a problem with that. Do you?”

“You don’t have to be a poc to have a culture. Race and culture aren’t really connected at all. I’m Irish. On our national day people go around in fake red beards and exaggerated clothing of what they think traditional clothing is here.”

A few other people called Jeremy out for being a racist himself, and they have a point…

And if Keziah was being racist with wearing the Qipao, then what’s going on in Jeremy’s Twitter pic?

Eventually Keziah came back and responded to the controversy she had started, even though she was just trying to have a fun night at Prom…

She said:

“To everyone causing so much negativity: I mean no disrespect to the Chinese culture.

I’m simply showing my appreciation to their culture. I’m not deleting my post because I’ve done nothing but show my love for the culture. It’s a… dress. And it’s beautiful.”

And then she concluded:

“I love and appreciate diversity and other cultures. I mean no hate. I love everyone ❤️”

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