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YouTuber Patrick Starr Accused of Cultural Appropriation After He Dresses Up As Solange

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Popular YouTuber Patrick Starr was on the receiving end of an online backlash after he sported an afro wig to pay homage to Solange.

The 27-year-old makeup guru recreated Solange’s 2014 wedding look where she wore a deep plunged white jumpsuit.

To complete the look, Starr — born Patrick Simondac — wore an afro wig.

He uploaded the image of his inspired look to both Twitter and Instagram on Monday (Aug. 8). Many social media users blasted Starr for being culturally insensitive.

“Black women are not a costume. It’s good that you are flattered by her but we are not a costume and you could have did it without the Afro,’ one person tweeted.

Other users called for Starr to delete the post that they claimed was blatant cultural appropriation, while some viewed his choice of attire as unproblematic.

Following the brouhaha, Starr offered an apology to those offended.

‘I want to apologize for offending anyone with my hairstyle last night. I wanted to celebrate a beautiful hairstyle inspired by Solange,’ he tweeted.

“I am not in any way claiming to be black. I am Filipino and accepting and I hope we can all celebrate beauty/diversity all together [sic].”

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