Karlie Kloss's "Yellowface" Vogue Photo Shoot
Key Players: Vogue, Karlie Kloss
What Happened: Karlie Kloss appeared in Vogue's March issue in an editorial called "Spirited Away," and the theme was centered on diversity. The model dressed in kimonos with geisha-inspired makeup and wigs shot at Ise-Shima National Park in Japan.
The photo shoot drew online criticism of cultural appropriation, and readers accused Vogue of "yellowface," which forced the publication to remove the photos from its website. Karlie later issued an apology on Twitter, saying, "I am truly sorry for participating in a shoot that was not culturally sensitive."