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K-Pop girl group Oh My Girl have recently been caught up in yet another cultural appropriation controversy.

This time around, fans have taken up an issue with the girl group's styling during their KCON:TACT 2020 SUMMER performance. YooA and Mimi were seen with a Bindi and Matha Patti.

YooA's jewel on her forehead has been compared to the red dot Hindu women have on their foreheads as a sign showing that they are married.

Oh My Girl Caught Up In Cultural Appropriation Controversy

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The Matha Patti is usually worn by brides.

Oh My Girl Caught Up In Cultural Appropriation Controversy

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What are your thoughts on the issue?

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Geeta Rathore
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Geeta Rathore
Jun 27, 2020 08:20 pm

Indian culture is very sacred. First you take information about culture and then put it into practice. Do not disrespect any culture by incomplete knowledge. Please respect every culture.

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Jun 27, 2020 03:35 am

I have to clarify a few things as a Hindu. A Bindi is worn by girls of all ages, not only married woman. It has lots of religious meaning to it. I love the girls, but hate that they are offending my religion. This is mainly the stylists fault. Please email the company and tell them to educate their idols! Don’t cancel, educate! Hopefully, we don’t have to deal with this again.