“Teen Mom” star Farrah Abraham is being slammed for “appropriating Indian culture” at the MTV Movie & TV Awards on Sunday night.
Abraham wore a mirrored golden choli and a pink lehenga to the awards show at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. She paired it with over-the-top jewelry and a bindi.
“Farrah Abraham appropriating Indian culture at the #MTVAwards,” tweeted one user. “Disgusting.”
“Imagine wearing something that’s apart of someone else’s culture just for attention. She looks so bad and desperate,” tweeted another.
However, some were quick to defend Abraham, calling the outfit “another beautiful look” and saying she looked “stunning.”
— Mark Wix (@Mark_Wix_GASB) May 7, 2017
— Giovanna Santos (@giih_sempre) May 8, 2017
The television personality was cast in the reality TV series “16 and Pregnant” in 2009 and was later cast in the spin-off series “Teen Mom,” on which she appeared in each of its four seasons until it concluded in 2012. That year, she released a debut studio album and her first memoir titled “My Teenage Dream Ended.”
In 2014, she also appeared on the fourth season of “Couples Therapy” on her own, making her the first cast member to participate without a partner. In 2015, she returned to “Teen Mom” with the spin-off series “Teen Mom OG.”
See the negative reaction tweets below. A representative for Abraham has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.
Farrah Abraham appropriating Indian culture at the #MTVAwards
— Lively (@FluentInPopCult) May 8, 2017
And here we have Farrah Abraham going for the "Indian princess" look at the #MTVAwards
— Jetal Patel (@Jetal_Patel) May 8, 2017
— Gary Shirley (@dadbodgary) May 8, 2017
— Cynthia Wilson (@cynderellaaa_) May 8, 2017
— baby boy ???? (@darkwavebaby) May 7, 2017
— Shakthi J (@ShakthiJ) May 8, 2017
why the hell is farrah abraham (who isn't from the indian sub continent) wearing a lengha & why is the public calling it a bollywood outfit pic.twitter.com/646MNKL2hA
— simran ???? (@mynameissimrann) May 8, 2017
Farrah Abraham really showed up in this at the MTV Awards???? stop appropriating cultures that aren't yours it's not that hard pic.twitter.com/iX4YUYquPs
— ધ્વનિ (@dhvanibshukla) May 8, 2017
— Thea Neal (@nealthea) May 8, 2017
— FlexMami (@flexmami) May 8, 2017
— Imani (@IXXIXXXIXCV) May 8, 2017