Selma Blair Hits Back at Accusations of Cultural Appropriation After Posting Headwrap Picture


Selma Blair Hits Back at Accusations of Cultural Appropriation After Posting Headwrap Picture is standing up for herself amid accusations of cultural appropriation after she wore a headwrap in two recent Instagram posts. The actress, 46, first sported the wrap in taken with Rachel Fleit, a filmmaker known for embracing her hair loss and baldness, caused byáalopecia. We have one answer to your bad hair days or NO hair days. alopecia @rachelfleit ů wraps! oh, its been around for thousands of yearsů , Blair wrote.á The Cruel Intentionsástaráhas been open about dealing witháthe , which may include hair loss, ever since sheá with the chronic neurological condition in October. Blair also shared of herself and her son , 7Ż, both wearing headwraps. See. Its a thing, she captioned the sweet snap. Of love. And warmth. A post shared by Selma Blair @selmablair on May 28, 2019 at 3:29pm PDT A post shared by Selma Blair @selmablair on May 28, 2019 at 4:30pm PDT Some commenters criticized Blair for wearing the accessory, calling it cultural appropriation. This is not brilliant and is not cool, one user wrote. White people have scorned Sikhs for hundreds of years, and now we wanna appropriate and make it trendy? No. Just no. We dont get to do this. Another added: Cultural appropriation. How can one wear that when the religious people who actually wear it gets so much ridicule. You are so wonderful and I know you mean no harm, but this is serious cultural appropriation, a third commenter wrote. Id be happy to have a private conversation about how this is hurtful to Sikhs if youre open to it. Others took the actress side, with one writing, My God, its a wrap not a shot gun. You are as always, beautiful Selma. Blair then responded to the criticism by posting multiple replies to different comments on her post. This is not at all a Sikh turban or imitating one, one of her comments read. And funnily enough, Sikhs absorb negativity, diffuse it. Tolerance. So none of these comments hurt. They may be not knowing what they write. A head wrap can be useful and beautiful in all cultures. Covering ones head is not appropriating anything but warmth and a wig alternative, Blair wrote in another comment. TheáLegally Blondeáactress also said: Scarves have been worn by all colors for ages. Relax. What do you want a woman with no hair to wear? Just an itchy wig? Why not tie your own scarf and bejewel it. I think its a pretty alternative. This is a scarf. A turban. Not a ritualized religious statement, Blair added. I will keep on doing what I want to do in this case. Earlier this month, the actress revealed she wasááof MS. Heres a truth. I feel sick as all hell, she wrote on Instagram. I am vomiting and all the things which are not polite to speak of. My son ran away. From me. I have to get him to school. The medical treatments take their toll. But, Blair said she will push past that day. I am going to get through this. We do. This will pass, she said. And to moms and dads who watch their kids sick on things we take to get betterů I hold you. So glad this is me and not my child. A post shared by Selma Blair @selmablair on May 3, 2019 at 7:29am PDT Over the past seven months, Blair has dealt with various , from difficulty using her right leg to voice spasms and total exhaustion. Through all the ups and downs of living with MS, Blair that shes simply happy to be alive. Life is hard, and living with a chronic illness is hard, she said. There are things I cant do at the moment, but things like all these [facial] lines are a luxury because it means Im still alive and enjoying it. Related video: Selma Blair Gets Candid About MS Battle with Throwback Photo: I Didnt Know What Was Happening:

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