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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.
Try to avoid costumes that could be perceived as cultural appropriation.

16 offensive Halloween costumes that you shouldn’t wear this year.

You should always steer clear of racist, misogynistic, or homophobic Halloween costumes. Here are some of the worst you should stay away from this year.

‘Pope Rihanna’ and the Met Gala expose the double standard of what people will consider cultural appropriation

Opinion: Rihanna wore a papal-inspired ensemble to the Met Gala. No one is accusing her of cultural appropriation. Leftists arbitrarily decide which cultures are and are not worth protecting.
Keziah Daum, in a Chinese dress that she's garnered much criticism for wearing

Nonsensical critics are accusing an 18-year-old girl of cultural appropriation and racism — and they’re missing something much bigger

Keziah Daum is guilty of nothing other than wearing a beautiful dress. For wearing the Chinese gown, she has been accused of racism and cultural appropriation.