Summer Walker’s barely-there BET Awards 2022 red carpet outfit sparks backlash
As the newly pregnant star (who uses they/them pronouns) shared on Instagram, the sexy getup was “inspired by traditional Hmong jewelry.”
“I am of South Asian heritage I understand we should have mentioned the beautiful Hmong culture,” the brand wrote.
On Saturday, the Atlanta native announced they’re expecting a baby with rapper-stylist LVRD Pharaoh, born Larry Lambert. In November, the couple cemented their relationship
The “Purple Hearts” singer is also the mother of a 1-year-old daughter nicknamed “Bubbles,” from a relationship with producer London On Da Track.
This marks the second time Walker has landed in hot water for an attempted homage to the Hmong people.
As one commenter pointed out, Walker’s top is modeled after the Xauv, which “was once used as an item to identify Hmong people when we were enslaved by the Chinese people.
Walker, who goes by “Awkward Kween” on Instagram, did not win at the BET Awards. The singer lost Best Female R&B/Pop Artist to Jazmine Sullivan.