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GUCCI IN TROUBLE OVER USAGE OF SIKH TURBAN AS FASHION ACCESSORY. WHAT'S YOUR TAKE?

By Siddharth Singh . 23rd February 2018 09:36pm
GUCCI IN TROUBLE OVER USAGE OF SIKH TURBAN AS FASHION ACCESSORY. WHAT'S YOUR TAKE?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM3cO0g3BGk Prominent brand Gucci's, Milan Fashion Week that was held on Wednesday on February 21 is in news for all the wrong reasons. The models have been reported to carry replicas of their heads, then there was a third eye drawn on their forehead as depicted in the image of Hindu God 'Shiva', and the most raging of all using a Sikh article of faith as a fashion accessory. For fashionistas, it would have been a fab show but since that day, till date much has changed after this strange and bizarre fashion show. Actor and model Avan Jogia tweeted asking the leading brand,

Yo.. @gucci ... I mess with you guys... but this isn't a good look for you... could you not find a brown model?
https://twitter.com/AvanJogia/status/966464402047229952?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thequint.com%2Flifestyle%2Ffashion%2Fgucci-models-sikh-turbans-milan-fashion-week To which a Sikh added,
Thanks @gucci for entirely appropriating my religion. Ffs, I’m pretty sure you could have found a Sikh model to wear a turban rather than turning it in some causal accessory #notokay
  https://twitter.com/thisismani_/status/966632058008293377?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thequint.com%2Flifestyle%2Ffashion%2Fgucci-models-sikh-turbans-milan-fashion-week Then an another retaliated,
It’s not even about finding a brown model, turban is seen as a crown, symbol of respect and dignity for the Sikhs, not a fucking fashion accessory this is just fuckin disrespectful gtfo Gucci
https://twitter.com/RaiAmitoj/status/966575091655028741?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thequint.com%2Flifestyle%2Ffashion%2Fgucci-models-sikh-turbans-milan-fashion-week Many on social media also pointed out the same, it's not about hiring brown models but respecting another religion and their article of faith.
Dear @gucci, the Sikh Turban is not a hot new accessory for white models but an article of faith for practising Sikhs. Your models have used Turbans as ‘hats’ whereas practising Sikhs tie them neatly fold-by-fold. Using fake Sikhs/Turbans is worse than selling fake Gucci products
https://twitter.com/SinghLions/status/966708208667676673?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thequint.com%2Flifestyle%2Ffashion%2Fgucci-models-sikh-turbans-milan-fashion-week
a turban is not a fashion accessory.
https://twitter.com/vxvlxn/status/966432844384894976?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thequint.com%2Flifestyle%2Ffashion%2Fgucci-models-sikh-turbans-milan-fashion-week
This is unacceptable and offensive @gucci. Wearing another religions article of faith is not fashion, its appropriation! Sikh men are profiled and discriminated against every day for wearing a turban, yet when you put in on a white person, it’s suddenly fashionable and cool?!?!
https://twitter.com/gurpycolors/status/966550653597134849?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thequint.com%2Flifestyle%2Ffashion%2Fgucci-models-sikh-turbans-milan-fashion-week
The way to bridge gaps is to put daily turban wearing Sikhs with beards on stage, not put a loose & BACKWARDS turban on a silly-looking white guy & turn it into a fashion statement. Where it doesn't matter how/what respect is given. Misdirection,regardless how noble the intention. Hundreds and thousands of Sikhs were de-scalped and killed for professing their Sikh faith and wearing the turban. Sikhs still face so much physical+verbal abuse in the west due to the turban. This is our crown.
https://twitter.com/NihangAjitSingh/status/966592485907750913?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thequint.com%2Flifestyle%2Ffashion%2Fgucci-models-sikh-turbans-milan-fashion-week While a few favour Gucci as it would have at least risen an urge to understand more about turbans and people associated with them amidst the rising hate crime. The minority community is feeling targeted on the other end. What's your take on it let us know by commenting in the section below.