Netizens Troll Shraddha Kapoor For Wearing War Bonnet In Dabboo Ratnani's Calendar Shoot

| February 1 , 2019 , 13:39 IST

Time and again, celebrities have faced the wrath of the netizens for their experimental looks and controversial statements. It is amazing to see that a bunch of fashion police have comments on everything a celebrity has to do.

This time Shraddha Kapoor was the target of trolling for due to her styling in Daboo Ratnani’s calendar shoot. In the picture, the actress is seen donning a Native American war bonnet which, while looked colourful and attractive, landed her in controversy.

This monumental blunder, considering there is much dialogue about cultural appropriation all over the world at this point of time, was called out by popular Instagram account, Diet Sabya. They are known for 'exposing' designers selling rip-offs and copying other people’s work.

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ART OR CULTURAL APPROPRIATION? . . . According to our basic birthright source, Wikipedia, the wearing & displaying of such headdresses, and other ‘indigenous traditional arts and sacred objects’ by those who have not earned them — especially by non-Natives as fashion or costume — is considered extremely offensive by traditional Native people. The ‘controversy’ is part of a wider effort by Native American activists to highlight the ongoing cultural genocide against indigenous peoples (especially in the United States and Canada). The stupid trend of musicians and festival-goers wearing warbonnets across festivals has led to criticism by Native Americans, apologies by non-Natives, and the banning of headdresses as costumes by several big-league music festivals. We thought this was common knowledge. Yet, we are here, talking about it being appropriated by a celebrity calendar. @shraddhakapoor by @dabbooratnani for #dabbooratnanicalendar . #Dietsabya

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Cultural appropriation is the act of inappropriately adopting ideas from a culture that's not one's own, especially of minorities, in an ignorant and unacknowledged manner by a relatively dominant community.

Since the revelation by Diet Sabya, the actress received flak by a certain section of Instagram users. While some are asking her to take down the post, others are admiring her beauty.'

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'Using a culture’s sacred traditions and their clothing is not art or fashion, it is disrespect. Hope you consider taking this down,'' a comment read.

On the professional front, Shraddha will soon start shooting for Remo D'Souza's dance film, ABCD 3, co-starring Varun Dhawan, Aparshakti Khurana, and Nora Fatehi. She will be seen as a Pakistani dancer in the flick, whereas Varun will be playing Punjabi Munda in it.