Marc Jacobs Used Rainbow Dreadlocks At Recent Show, And Social Media Is...

Marc Jacobs Used Rainbow Dreadlocks At Recent Show, And Social Media Is Freaking The F Out

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Two years ago, his models wore no makeup. Last winter, black lips and Goth lipliner raised eyebrows.

Each season, Marc Jacobs closes New York fashion week and always manages to cause a scene. But for his spring/summer 2017 show on Thursday, he caused a scandal by decking out his predominantly white models in rainbow-dyed dreadlocks.

Twitter went into overdrive, providing a nearly instantaneous backlash:

Marc Jacobs took to Instagram to comment on the controversy, and ill-advisedly used the “I don’t see color or race” line:

“TO ALL WHO CRY ‘CULTURAL APPROPRIATION’ OR WHATEVER NONSENSE ABOUT ANY RACE OR SKIN COLOR WEARING THEIR HAIR IN ANY PARTICULAR STYLE OR MANNER- 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. APPRECIATION OF ALL AND INSPIRATION FROM ANYWHERE IS A BEAUTIFUL THING. THINK ABOUT IT”

The comment appeared on this post, but it looks like it’s now been deleted.

Prior to the show, several people predicted this outcome:

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