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Henna Lip Stain: The Latest TikTok Trend?

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Everyone should know that there is a difference between cultural appreciation and cultural appropriation, but again Twitter is divided over the “lip henna” hack that happened on TikTok ago. a few days. Not surprised? We didn’t think so.

According to India.com, a woman named Briana Christianson is the mastermind behind “lip henna”. In a video uploaded to TikTok, the woman can be seen applying mehndi to her lips with a brush. She lets it dry for an hour, then peels off the henna to reveal a stain of orange henna on her lips.

Controversy

Some netizens were concerned about Christianson and said store-bought henna is not 100% organic and contains chemicals. Still others have warned that if done poorly, her lips could turn an extremely dark color and eventually peel off in patches.

However, many Indians felt offended because traditionally henna is used on the hands, feet and hair and especially in traditional desi weddings.

“In the meantime, there is a difference between cultural appreciation and appropriation. We wear Henna / Mehndi on our hand and leg on different occasions with artistic design. If others wear it correctly, then all is well. But henna is definitely not meant to be used on the lips. At least wear it properly, (sic), ”said a Twitter user named WeekendForWafa.

“What’s wrong with white people?” RubiesJendeuk said on Twitter in a succinct statement.

Some Twitter users have gone so far as to state that the West attempted to colonize yoga and that Christianson’s coup was an attempt to colonize henna and its use.

Watch the video here.

Adele and Bantu Knots

In similar news, Adele had suffered a backlash after posting a photo of herself wearing a bikini and Bantu bows to celebrate the Notting Hill Carnival. The musician was seen wearing a Jamaican flag bikini top, feathers adorning her shoulders, gold chains around her neck and cuffs, and with her hair curled in tight knots.

Bantu knots are a traditional African hairstyle that has been around for over a century. Despite its relevance to Africans, this style has often been deemed unprofessional when worn by blacks, but celebrated when white or fair-skinned people co-opt it. Adele’s outfit has led to many calling out for the singer on social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram.

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