Marc Jacobs is defending his use of faux locs during his recent NYFW runway show in all the wrong ways. Jacobs’ models wore yarn locs and kind of looked like Angelica from The Rugrats. Truthfully, the hair all looked a mess, along with the clothes. And Jacobs had the audacity to compare the dreadlocks to women straightening their hair.
In response to the backlash, Jacobs had this to say:
Of course people sounded off on Twitter:
marc jacobs thinks culture appropriation is woc straightening their hair but not white people wearing dreads pic.twitter.com/mqShN5498e
— shakirah (@starkrogersus) September 16, 2016
— oregon_girl (@oregon_girl3) September 16, 2016
Us broke folks been boycotting Marc Jacobs for our whole lives ?
— Vann R. Newkirk II (@fivefifths) September 16, 2016
Marc Jacobs: "I don't see color or race"
Also Marc Jacobs: "funny how you don't criticize women of COLOR for straightening their hair"
— reggie (@1942bs) September 16, 2016
Someone should school Jacobs on both appropriation and women straightening their hair.