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Netizens Have Blended Reactions To BTS’s V Sporting A Durag In Current Weverse Dwell

Netizens share their responses to the video.

BTS‘s V just lately went dwell on the fan-to-artist communication app Weverse to attach with ARMYs after attending American rapper and singer Lil Uzi Vert‘s afterparty following his efficiency on the One Universe Competition 2023 in Seoul.

V caught up with followers, discussing his time on the afterparty and his expertise with Lil Uzi Vert.

BTS’s V | Weverse

Shortly after, V confirmed viewers a pink durag that was hanging from the fitness center tools behind him. He confirmed himself making an attempt on the durag, as he acknowledged it was gifted to him.

It’s this. It’s a 두건 (doogun, an umbrella time period for all bandanas). I received it as a present.

— V

The durag was created as a protecting software for Black males to guard textured hair from harm and to take care of hairstyles and curl patterns. The historical past of the durag may be traced again to the pinnacle wraps worn by Black American slaves, which society seen as “indicators of poverty and subordination.

Created as a hair software for cover, the durag started for use as an adjunct within the Nineteen Nineties throughout the Black group as a type of empowerment and reclamation of the durag as an emblem of pleasure.

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With deeply rooted cultural and historic significance throughout the Black group, many really feel it’s cultural appropriation if an individual who shouldn’t be Black wears a durag.

V sporting the durag was met with blended reactions, with many expressing their disappointment within the motion of sporting the durag as an adjunct for an individual who isn’t Black.

Others defended the motion, saying {that a} durag may be “worn by anybody,” and that V didn’t put on it with ailing intentions.

As V was discussing Lil Uzi Vert’s afterparty earlier than exhibiting the reward on digicam, some netizens believed it was a present from the American artist, with some claiming V was exhibiting respect for the reward by sporting it.

Within the livestream, nonetheless, BTS’s V doesn’t state that the reward is from Lil Uzi Vert. The durag was additionally seen in a Weverse dwell filmed previous to the afterparty, seeming to debunk claims that Lil Uzi Vert gifted it.

Blended reactions proceed to develop in response to the just lately filmed livestream. Presently, neither BIGHIT MUSIC nor BTS’s V have addressed the backlash.

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