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The yearbook picture was obtained NBC 7.

Teachers who posed with fake mustaches and sombreros for yearbook photos have been accused of being ‘culturally insensitive’

Members of San Pasqual High School's foreign language department dressed in costumes for their yearbook photos, and some people find it offensive.
A model walks the runway at the Gucci show during Milan Fashion Week in february.

Gucci is facing criticism by the Sikh community over a $800 turban

Luxury brand Gucci is facing criticism by many in the Sikh community over an almost $800 'Indy Full Head Wrap' that they say belittles their faith.
Gordon Ramsay.

Gordon Ramsay defended his new Asian restaurant after a scathing review ignited a debate about cultural appropriation

The restaurant, Lucky Cat, is billed as a "vibrant Asian Eating House" which draws on "experiences and inspiration from trips to the Far East."
Kim Kardashian West is no stranger to criticism.

Kim Kardashian West has been accused of cultural appropriation again after wearing an Indian headpiece

Kim Kardashian uploaded a photo to her Instagram of her wearing a traditional bridal headpiece, and it has gained some negative attention from fans.
Fenty Beauty was set to release the highlighter in summer 2019.

Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty pulls its ‘Geisha Chic’ highlighter after backlash from customers over its ‘offensive’ name

Representatives for Fenty Beauty confirmed to INSIDER that the makeup brand's highlighter has been pulled "until it can be renamed."
Ariana Grande has gotten 36 tattoos (and counting).

Ariana Grande fixed her Japanese tattoo after people accused her of disrespecting the language: ‘RIP tiny charcoal grill’

The original tattoo, "七輪," was meant to say "seven rings" in Japanese — but it actually translates to "shichirin," which is a small barbecue grill.
Ariana Grande, pictured here arriving at Haneda Airport in 2015, has visited and performed in Japan numerous times.

People think Ariana Grande’s new tattoo proves she’s exploiting Japanese culture ‘for the aesthetic’

Critics have accused Ariana Grande of cultural appropriation after realizing her new tattoo, which is meant to say "seven rings" in Japanese, is misspelled.
Many have drawn comparisons between Ariana Grande's '7 Rings' music video and 2 Chainz's 'pink trap house' aesthetic.

Ariana Grande apologized for reposting a fan who said her ‘7 Rings’ lyric about buying hair is ‘gonna solve racism’

Critics have said the "7 Rings" lyric, "You like my hair? Gee thanks, just bought it," whitewashes the politics surrounding hair in black communities.
Cindy Bruna walks the runway at the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

Victoria’s Secret says its ‘runways have been culturally diverse for a long time,’ but it has been accused of cultural appropriation...

While Victoria's Secret might appear to be somewhat more diverse in recent years, the brand may not have always been culturally sensitive.
Fashion Nova is selling this "geisha" costume for $49.99.

Fashion Nova is selling a ‘geisha’ costume for Halloween — and people think it’s problematic

Online retailer Fashion Nova is selling a "geisha" costume that includes a kimono, skirt, and hair sticks. Many believe that wearing or selling "sexy" geisha costumes is disrespectful and another example of cultural appropriation.