Karlie Kloss apologized Wednesday morning for appearing in a “culturally insensitive” yellowface fashion shoot in Vogue Magazine’s March issue.
— Karlie Kloss (@karliekloss) February 15, 2017
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 In one of the photos, she’s joined by a sumo wrestler; in another unpublished photo shared on Instagram by photographer Mikael Jansson, Kloss appears in white makeup, similar to the wax that geishas wear.
Kloss’ Twitter apology was deemed insincere to some users. Take a look at some of the reactions:
— Angie Smolynec (@angiesmol) February 16, 2017
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— Jay Smith (@smithjayw) February 16, 2017