Karlie Kloss Apologizes for ‘Insensitive’ Geisha Photoshoot in Vogue Diversity Issue

Model gets trashed on Twitter for appearing in “yellow face”

Karlie Kloss is on the defensive after fans online took issue with her recent Vogue photoshoot that saw her dressed as a Japanese geisha.

“These images appropriate a culture that is not my own and I am truly sorry for participating in a photo shoot that was not culturally sensitive,” Kloss wrote on Twitter. “My goal is, and always will be, to empower and inspire women. I will ensure my future shoots and projects reflect that mission.”

The irony is that Kloss’ photos appeared in the Vogue diversity issue. This is the latest controversy around the issue, with social media users attacking the cover for a perceived lack of diversity.

Check out some of the photos of Kloss below.

Read reactions to the pictures below.