White people are hilarious when it comes to cultural appropriation, be it copying our Peshawari chappals, our truck art patterns, our kohlapuris or our ajrak print. But this time, they let it go a little too far by posting pictures of normal kurties and angrakhas, that too without shalwar or pajamas, only to call them ‘Boho Vintage Dresses.’ And they were proper kameezein, some A line, some straight, some paneled and some actual angrakhas, the reactions were absolutely hilarious!
Umm, yeah! A website that goes by the name Thrifted got their hands on some kurtis to sell, except, they weren’t the dresses they thought they were and people lost their minds!
vintage boho dress????? girl u got on a damn kameez with no salwar…… pic.twitter.com/9qJBWfPCMd
— diya (@dxya_d) September 7, 2019
Many shared how the dress was okay as long as it was on a white body:
One time, I wore my Indian outfit into a grocery store and a man walked all the way down the aisle just to tell me and my mom to “go back to where it’s okay to dress like that.”
Apparently my culture is “okay”, but only when it’s on a white body. pic.twitter.com/Iczr5nmWDW
— Tan 🍯 (@tanyamamootil) September 10, 2019
White culture is wearing kameez with no shalwar and calling it vintage-boho dress.
— Heena Bukhari (@HBukhari) September 11, 2019
People were appalled at the audacity!
How does one have the audacity to call a band chaak kameez, a khule chaak kameez and a fucking angrakha, "vintage boho dress"?? i cant with white people yall https://t.co/XxFNX9Jelr
— sailor mars/ inactive🍒 (@poisonmebitchhh) September 9, 2019
People were calling out on the looks they’d get whenever they wore it:
And is this not cultural appropriation?!? cause when I go to the store dressed in a “vintage boho dress” I get stared up and down. But sally from down the street can rock it?? https://t.co/oy92YyoMlL
— Aisha (@_aishak99) September 12, 2019
Some wanted to call the police!
call the police❗️❗️❗️we got a case of intense cultural appropriation going here. ya girl pissed tf off… VINTAGE?BOHO?DRESS? 🤬🤬🤬 https://t.co/lsnxq1Zbpv
— KP (@apurkle) September 10, 2019
People were sharing pictures of them wearing the very boho vintage dress:
Vintage boho dress pic.twitter.com/KYdN838o7l
— kellydidi (@kelluuxxx) September 9, 2019
Me in my ViNtAgE BoHo DrEsS pic.twitter.com/07kK2T7daD
— sheza (@_shezazafar) September 10, 2019
Y’all look I have the same “vintage boho dress” 🙄🙄🙃 https://t.co/eHy1wxcZyh pic.twitter.com/mbEIE0E9vG
— Suki🇳🇵🇺🇸 (@sssilwal) September 9, 2019
"vintage boho dress" bitch i screamed pic.twitter.com/fGBajPYLaE
— Todd Chavez (@tjames786) September 11, 2019
Honestly, our families be welcoming us with chappals and chhittars if we wore this to one of our family gatherings:
Imagine if we Desis wear this and go to our family function 🤣🤣🤣 oh sh*t it will be a mess to understand them that it's a Boho vintage dress
— 𝐒𝐚𝐧𝐣𝐚𝐧𝐚, 𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚 𝐋𝐢𝐟𝐞❗ (@Sanjana_yeol) September 10, 2019
Imagine going to a family event wearing this "vintage boho dress" 💀💀
— Tania 💛 (@LillysLocks) September 10, 2019
The desi girls were not coming slow!
i did not get made fun of as a kid and as a result feel embarrassed to leave the house in shalwar kameez for taylor to gentrify and call them a “vintage boho dress” https://t.co/0aox73sPZT
— 𝐡𝐚𝐟𝐬𝐚𝐡 (@trevmoores) September 10, 2019
Well, the brits version:
are they…wearing..kurta’s w/ no shalwar…what kind of “vintage boho dress” is this 💀 https://t.co/IxuuKJhUjr
— Aqsa Aibani (@Its_aqsa_bro) September 11, 2019
People of my culture are actually singled out and told to “go back to our country” for wearing our traditional clothes but when you call it a vintage boho dress and throw it on a white girl that suddenly changes everything?? Cultural appropriation at its finest 👌🏼 pic.twitter.com/cwh34JdoAh
— Samiyah ♢ (@miyanisaxo) September 10, 2019
I guess we’ll never know:
Why are the whites like this https://t.co/qgEQvq5Nvj
— jess🌪 (@retrogrid) September 11, 2019
Someone please tell them:
Vintage Boho Dress??? Oh girl you're wearing damn Kameez with no shalwar. 🙄 pic.twitter.com/5ZyXIEM40a
— FB (@FB4Troll) September 13, 2019
I mean, just the sound of it:
lol “vintage boho dress” you know https://t.co/UxNwawDGHa
— amrita🌻 (@amr_ita) September 11, 2019
It made people sick!
VINTAGE BOHO DRESS?!?!?!?!?? i’m gonna throw up https://t.co/VO7l7tC4Hb
— (zar-een) 🧸 (@zarinnnnnnnn) September 9, 2019
Some wanted to know what these people were smoking:
VINTAGE BOHO DRESS SOSNDKD IM OUT pic.twitter.com/2GTkx8RvjX
— priya (@wintcrsolder) September 10, 2019
And while many were calling them out of cultural appropriation, some were legit concerned about them selling an anarkali had worn long time ago for a lot of money:
I'm really concerned about shadas,,, sweetie wtf is a vintage boho dress that's an Anarkali that we threw out about 10yrs ago😑😂 pic.twitter.com/at5Gcbsyu9
— namu is namjooning🌱🐨🥺🤘💜💜🇧🇩🇧🇩 (@illegirl143_twt) September 10, 2019
Some were left speechless!
“vintage boho dress” i– https://t.co/hNHEtYVitB
— asra (@itsmagicaI) September 10, 2019
vintage boho dress…………..girl idek what to say at this point https://t.co/GDsoG5KuJ7
— s ❁ (@sheefa_1d) September 10, 2019
The pieces have now been removed from the website after people started calling them out but we just can’t get over it! What do you guys think about this fiasco? Let us know in the comments below!