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Teen's Chinese Prom Dress Sparks Firestorm as Americans Stay Silent on...

•, Rachel Blevins

The debate over whether a teenage girl's Chinese prom dress qualified as "cultural appropriation" has ignited the internet, and both Americans who are adamantly for it and fervently against it are serving as a reminder that while they are engaging in a spirited debate about what a girl is wearing, their government is actively killing young girls and boys in the Middle East.

Keziah Daum was one of many high school students who proudly posted photos on social media with the caption "PROM" this weekend. But her post was met with backlash on Twitter after another user shared her status and wrote, "My culture is NOT your goddamn prom dress," which sparked an argument over whether the cheongsam, or traditional Chinese dress, Daum wore was appropriate.