AOL, August 4, 2015
Allure Magazine has made some enemies after featuring step-by-step instructions for how white girls can achieve an “Afro.”
To break it down, “Afro” comes from the word “African.” So for Allure Magazine to publish a tutorial for an Afro, but not feature an African-American model, is the issue at hand.
The hair tutorial is published in its August 2015 issue, titled “You (Yes, You) Can Have An Afro.*” The asterisk: “even if you have straight hair.”
The article, which seems to be geared specifically towards white women, is causing an uproar on the internet. This latest bout of cultural appropriation features white actress Marissa Neitling, and her transformation from straight hair to an “Afro.”