The ‘Lemonade’ singer recently performed at the wedding of Isha Ambani, the daughter of India’s richest man. However, Beyoncé drew criticism after being accused of ‘cultural appropriation’.
Beyoncé has been accused of cultural appropriation following her performance at a wedding celebration in India.
The 37-year-old performed for guests at the star-studded pre-wedding festivities of Isha Ambani, the daughter of India’s richest man, and Anand Piramal, the son of another Indian billionaire, in Udaipur.
In a series of photos uploaded to both her website and her Instagram page, the ‘Lemonade’ singer can be seen wearing a seemingly traditional red-and-gold Indian ensemble, with a gold headpiece and jewellery.
However, some people took the star’s outfit as an act of appropriating Indian or Hindi culture, and suggested that because she is “Beyoncé”, it was being ignored.
Bey is yet to respond to the criticism. This isn’t the first time she’s been accused of cultural appropriation either -she received backlash for her role in Coldplay’s music video for ‘Hymn For the Weekend’.