Karlie Kloss Apologizes for Appropriating Japanese Culture

She dressed up as a geisha for a recent editorial.

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Despite the fact that it's 2017 and the world really should know better, Karlie Kloss was reportedly asked to take part in a photo shoot for Vogue, during which she dressed up as an Asian woman—complete with faux black hair and "geisha" makeup.

The images sparked outrage online, and Kloss has formally issued an apology for participating in a culturally appropriative shoot.

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Here's a sample of Twitter's reaction to the misstep:

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Mehera Bonner
Entertainment Editor

Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.