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Online Clothing Company Accused Of Cultural Appropriation Over 'Geisha' Costume

By Kit Duggan

Online clothing company Fashion Nova is facing criticism and outrage after releasing their new "Geisha" Halloween costume. The controversy has revived a familiar debate about the ethics of cultural appreciation vs. cultural appropriation during Halloween.

Here's the offensive costume in question. Is this cultural appropriation? 

Critics have pointed out the costume totally fails to accurately re-create traditional geisha robes. Others seem concerned with the promiscuous nature of the costume, which arguably perpetuates the misconception that all geishas were sex workers. 

Quite a few people expressed disgust at the costume online.