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Rapper Asian Doll going through backlash for internet hosting ‘Indian-themed’ get together

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The rapper Asian Doll is going through backlash on social media after asserting and promoting tickets to her Indian-themed celebration.

The rapper, whose actual identify is Misharron Jermeisha Allen, grew up in Dallas and isn’t of South Asian descent. She introduced the main points of the get together on her Twitter and Instagram on Sunday with a flyer set to Arabic background music. The get together, known as “Asian Doll Escapes to India,” shall be held in Atlanta on Dec. 7. In keeping with the web invitation, Indian garments are required to enter.

On her Instagram account, which has since been deactivated, she posted outfit inspiration pics that included Indian celebrities wearing conventional kurtas and clips from Hindi film dance numbers.

The announcement gained traction, and finally hundreds of customers started denouncing the get together’s theme as blatant cultural appropriation. Some pointed to a now-deleted tweet Allen made in February during which she known as Indian meals “nasty.”

“How is Asian Doll going to have a ‘Indian’ theme get together which is so ignorant. However was simply saying Indian meals seemed/tasted disgusting? Now I really feel just like the tradition is a joke to her,” one particular person stated.

Others joked about her use of Arabic music to advertise her “Bollywood” get together, and a few couldn’t assist however snigger at how ridiculous and overt all of it was.

“LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL theme Bollywood music Arabic,” one other particular person wrote. “[W]hy are some individuals dense and this culturally unaware????”

This isn’t the primary time Allen has confronted backlash for cultural appropriation, or the adoption or benefiting from a minority tradition. She’s recognized for pushing these boundaries, the truth is. These following the controversy had been fast to notice that even her stage identify “Asian Doll” and her previous use of conventional clothes had been objectionable.

Allen appeared to reply to the backlash on Twitter, saying that she doesn’t care what individuals say and that she’ll do what she needs “with no apologies.” She tweeted one other announcement of the get together on Monday morning, set to totally different music.

Allen didn’t reply to NBC Asian America’s request for remark.

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