Teen faces backlash on Twitter over prom dress

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(WTNH) – A teen from Utah is facing backlash for wearing a traditional Chinese dress to prom.

According to Buzzfeed, 18-year-old Keziah Daum found the traditional Chinese dress, known as qipao, at a vintage store in Salt Lake City. 

She told Buzzfeed that she was “drawn to the beautiful red gown and was thrilled to find a dress with a modest neckline.” 

After posting photos from her prom on Twitter, Jeremy Lam, a University of Utah student, quote-tweeted Daum and accused her of cultural appropriation.

Since then, Lam’s tweet was retweeted over 42,000 times and started a huge debate on twitter. 

Daum responded by tweeting that she was just showing appreciation for the culture. 

“To everyone causing so much negativity: I mean no disrespect to the Chinese culture. I’m simply showing my appreciation to their culture. I’m not deleting my post because I’ve done nothing but show my love for the culture,” Daum said. 

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