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Vogue Magazine's "Diversity" Issue

Hey scholars!

So, this morning I am browsing through my social media accounts and come across this image: 

Apparently, Vogue Magazine felt that putting a white model in Geisha attire and whitewashing Japanese culture was a brilliant idea. It is 20 damn 17. There is no excuse as to why Vogue Magazine chose a white model rather than hire a Japanese model to celebrate Japanese culture. This is your DIVERSITY ISSUE??? How do you celebrate color by white-washing it?? How Sway?!

Well, the model, Karlie Kloss issued the following PR heavy statement:

        "These images appropriate a culture that is not my own and I am truly sorry for participating in a shoot that was not culturally sensitive. My goal is, and always will be, to empower my future shoots and projects reflect that mission." 

While this statement/apology is better than most white women give in situations like this, this statement/apology is bullshit because she knew going into this shoot that it was culturally insensitive.…