Trisha Paytas defends 'offensive' wig after being criticised for cultural appropriation

3 May 2019, 12:50 | Updated: 3 May 2019, 14:32

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Picture: Instagram: Trisha Paytas
Benedict Townsend

By Benedict Townsend

Trisha did not back down after the backlash

Trisha Paytas has hit back at criticism of a picture she posted, in which she is seen wearing a wig which many fans feel is culturally insensitive.

It all started when Trisha posted a photo of herself in a braided wig, a hairstyle that is usually associated with black hair. Fan reactions were mixed - some felt she was being ignorant, some felt she was being controversial on purpose and some people thought it was fine.

After receiving a mix of comments on the Insta pic, Trisha later tweeted out the picture along with the caption:

"Who knew a wig could be so controversial ? 😂😂 everyone needs to relax. There wasn’t a sign on this wig , that said caucasians weren’t allowed to buy it"

This prompted an even more divided range of opinions, but the overall consensus seemed to be negative:

Trisha has not commented further on the picture, instead going for the tried-and-tested tactic of 'just continuing on as normal and waiting for people to forget' - which, to be brutally honest, has an almost 100% success rate in our attention span-deficient social media driven world. We're all doomed! Have a great week!