Marc Jacobs Issues Controversial Remarks On Use Of Dreadlocks In Fashion Show


Marc Jacobs closed out the Big Apple’s annual fashion week with a controversial gesture. The famed designer decided to make his models wear faux colorful dreadlocks, but received opposition from spectators who asked why he failed to use models of color to adorn the hairstyle.

READ: Marc Jacobs Under Fire For Misappropriating Dreadlocks In NYFW Show

Today (Sept. 16), Jacobs decided to respond to a couple of commenters on Instagram and spewed even more controversial and colorblind remarks.

“@radical.lizeth @emmelephant and all who cry ‘cultural appropriation’ or whatever nonsense about any race or skin color wearing their hair in any particular style or manner,” Jacobs begins, “funny how you don’t criticize women of color for straightening their hair. I respect and am inspired by people and how they look. I don’t see color or race — I see people. I’m sorry to read that so many people are so narrow minded… Love is the answer.”

His comments warranted even more reactions on social media.

The look was created by Jena Counts, a Florida-based mother who launched her Etsy shop, “Dreadlocks by Jena” in 2015, Vogue reports.

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