Ivanka Trump attended the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India, and was instantly accused of cultural appropriation. Apparently, Ivanka attempted to wear various Oriental-style gowns while speaking to the Indian people as well as the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi.
Many critics in India called her outfit choices as a “superficial assimilation” of their culture, and most pointed out the gowns she wore were too pricey.
The First Daughter is referred as a “botoxed American Barbie” by The Daily O, and was criticized for trying to rip off designer Rahul Mishra. Ivanka received backlash similar to this when she dressed inappropriately during a trip to Japan.
When it was announced that Ivanka would be representing the U.S. at the summit, an Indian diplomat likened Ivanka Trump to a “half wit” Saudi prince.
India diplomat tells me: “We regard @IvankaTrump the way we do half-wit Saudi princes. It’s in our national interest to flatter them.”
— Bobby Ghosh (@ghoshworld) August 11, 2017
Ivanka is still working hard to cement her position at the White House in, whatever that is supposed to be. As the Trump administration is growing weary of her interruptions and taking over foreign diplomacy, Ivanka continues to plow ahead.
Social media weighed in on Ivanka’s poor choices:
— Adrasteia (@Adrasteia17) November 29, 2017
Yeah, right. India is the American go-between for Russia. Even Ivanka did not care about India’s culture and history. Shameful. A British dress?
— Dandy (@dandeliondrunk) December 2, 2017
Did Ivanka visit her factories in India where the woman work for slave labor? Her dress cost more than her workers salaries. At least it was an American designer she was wearing that was made in the USA.
— LadyNiGB (@LadyNW3uk) December 2, 2017