California Yoga Studio Hosts Ghetto Fabulous Class
Yes, this really happened. In 2013.
This is a repost of the original piece, which appeared on Jezebel.com.
A yoga studio [Power of Your Om Yoga Studio] in Santa Barbara, California, recently held a “Ghetto Fabulous” yoga class. In preparation, students were instructed to wear cornrows, snapback caps and heavy lipliner along with their lululemon leggings. The invite promised to provide “various costumes” — there was a do-rag giveaway, attendees said — and “guaranteed belly laughs.”
For inspiration, they literally linked to a “How to Be Ghetto Fabulous” article from WikiHow.
After fans (and the offended) lit up the studio’s Facebook page the owner issued an apology thanking posters for the “eye-opening discussion” and apologizing for “singling out any group of human beings.”
Translation: “I didn’t realize that playing dress up as a stereotypical caricature was offensive. And really, I didn’t think anyone would find out. I’m not racist. Honest. My nanny is black.”
Lawdhammercy. Between this and the Sheryl Underwood tomfoolery… I’m through.
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