cheongsam prom dress furore teen's cheongsam sparks cultural debate

Keziah Daum (front row, third from left) was accused of cultural appropriation after sharing pictures on social media of her prom night.PHOTO: TWITTER/@DAUMKEZIAH

The Straits Times, PUBLISHED MAY 3, 2018

Cheongsam prom dress that caused a culture furore in the US draws head-scratching in China

TAIPEI (NYTIMES) – When Keziah Daum wore a Chinese-style dress to her high school promin Utah, it set off an uproar – but not because of its tight fit or thigh-high slit.

After Daum, 18, shared pictures on social media of her prom night, a Twitter user named Jeremy Lam hotly responded in a post that has been retweeted nearly 42,000 times.

“My culture is NOT your… prom dress”, he wrote, adding profanity for effect.