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Model Karlie Kloss Apologizes For Geisha Themed Photoshoot With Vogue

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Karlie Kloss apologized Wednesday morning for appearing in a “culturally insensitive” yellowface fashion shoot in Vogue Magazine’s March issue.

In the photo, Kloss is in a Japanese spa resort with black hair and traditional Japanese “geta” sandals. In one of the photos, she’s joined by a sumo wrestler; in another unpublished photo shared on Instagram by photographer Mikael Jansson, Kloss appears in white makeup, similar to the wax that geishas wear.

#karliekloss styled like a #geisha for #vogue is for you a disrespectful thing?

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Kloss’ Twitter apology was deemed insincere to some users. Take a look at some of the reactions:

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