News People Of All Religions Slammed Gucci For Using Turbans As Fashion Accessories

People Of All Religions Slammed Gucci For Using Turbans As Fashion Accessories

During the ongoing Milan Fashion Week, Gucci did a lot of weird things that grabbed the attention from across the globe. A host of models wore turbans in Gucci’s show which was most heavily criticised as cultural appropriation on Twitter. Thousands had shared messages of anger and disappointment because Gucci had used the Turbans for profit.

People Of All Religions Slammed Gucci For Using Turbans As Fashion Accessories
Source: India Today

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The brand was also criticised for making European models wear turbans instead of looking for a Sikh model.

British-Canadian actor Avan Jogia took to Twitter, “could you not find a brown model?”

On Friday, the New York-based Sikh Coalition civil rights group tweeted:

“The Sikh turban is a sacred article of faith, @gucci, not a mere fashion accessory. #appropriation. We are available for further education and consultation if you are looking for observant Sikh models.”

People Of All Religions Slammed Gucci For Using Turbans As Fashion Accessories

India-based restauranteur Harjinder Singh Kukreja said: “Dear @gucci, the Sikh Turban is not a hot new accessory for white models but an article of faith for practising Sikhs. Your models have used Turbans as ‘hats’ whereas practising Sikhs tie them neatly fold-by-fold. Using fake Sikhs/Turbans is worse than selling fake Gucci products.”

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