The 25-year-old “Teen Mom OG” star wore a three-piece pink and gold sari featuring a headpiece and a bindi on the red carpet. The look was by Taal Boutique & Bridal, according to TooFab.com.
As reported by ET, Abraham wore a three-piece gold and pink ensemble that she accessorized with a matching headpiece and bindi, though revealed that she wasn’t concerned “at all” about backlash against the look.
The mother of 8-year-old Sophia said hat she “wanted to bring culture to the red carpet” and wasn’t worried “at all” about any backlash for the look.
“I think this will inspire others to embrace new cultures and have good experiences,” she said, adding that the gown made her feel “freaking amazing, Bollywood and sexy!”
The reality show star was slammed on social media for appropriating Indian culture. Many said the choice of garment was very ‘culturally insensitive’, while some joked that she was a desperate plea to win over ex-boyfriend Simon Saran. From bad and desperate to being targeted for “lack of respect for a culture”, tweeple minced no words while lambasting her on the micro-blogging site.
Here are some of the reactions her very bridal-looking lehenga outfit garnered:
— Cynthia Wilson (@cynderellaaa_) May 8, 2017
Farrah Abraham appropriating Indian culture at the #MTVAwards
— Lively (@FluentInPopCult) May 8, 2017
— Gary Shirley (@dadbodgary) May 8, 2017