Jennifer Lawrence's Mexican-inspired Dior ad has been accused of 'cultural appropriation'

19 November 2018, 16:41 | Updated: 19 November 2018, 17:02

Jennifer Lawrence on The Jimmy Fallon Show/attending the premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'Passengers'
People are calling out Jennifer Lawrence for 'cultural appropriation'. Picture: NBC/Getty
Jazmin Duribe

By Jazmin Duribe

Oh boy, here we go.

Jennifer Lawrence was been accused of "cultural appropriation" after being chosen to front a new Dior campaign inspired by Mexican culture. The problem is she's not actually Mexican, nor do any Mexicans star in the ad – and people are pissed off.

The Dior Cruise 2019 collection was inspired by escaramuzas – traditional, highly-skilled Mexican horsewomen — and the female characters from The House of the Spirits, the classic novel from Chilean-Peruvian writer Isabel Allende.

In a video shared by the French fashion house on Instagram, the Hunger Games actress can be seen wandering around some baron wasteland, decked out in Dior. A haunting whisper and dramatic music plays in the background as J Law shows off her pricey bag. You know, perfect ranch attire.

Meanwhile in another clip, Jennifer is interviewed about the collection and she revealed where the concept came from. "One of the main inspirations for this collection is the traditional women riders of Mexico," she explained. "So I’m really excited that this collection is looking at and celebrating these women’s heritage through such a modern lens."

The lack of Mexican representation got people mad. Like, WTF is the "modern lens" anyway?

To top it off the video was filmed in California, of all places.

But some thought people were being a little too hard on poor J Law.

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