We recently discussed the bizarre attacks on Utah senior Keziah Daum, 18, for wearing a Chinese Choengsam (also known as a qipao) dress to her prom at Woods Cross High School. Various people responded to her posting as blatant cultural appropriation. Now China has responded and said thank you for appropriating us.
Chinese citizens however are sending their support and saying that, like most of us, they are delighted that people are adopting their styles and traditions. The South China Morning Post reports that Chinese showered Daum with such praise as “Very elegant and beautiful! Really don’t understand the people who are against her, they are wrong!”
Indeed, they are. And Daum is rightfully now an international sensation.