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Kloss sorry for culturally insensitive Vogue spread

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    Model Karlie Kloss poses for photographers at the Fashion Awards in London in December. Kloss is apologizing for appearing in a fashion spread in Vogue’s diversity issue styled as a geisha. The model, who has Danish and German roots, was photographed by Mikael Jansson in a black wig and wears a kimono in one shot and poses beside a sumo wrestler in another. In its introduction, Vogue writes that the spread is “paying homage to geisha culture.”

NEW YORK >> Model Karlie Kloss is apologizing for appearing in a fashion spread in Vogue’s diversity issue styled as a geisha.

Kloss has Danish and German roots. She was photographed by Mikael Jansson in a black wig, wearing a kimono in one shot and posed beside a sumo wrestler in another. Vogue writes that the spread is “paying homage to geisha culture.”

Kloss took to Twitter on Feb. 14 to apologize for “participating in a shoot that was not culturally sensitive.”

Vogue did not respond to requests for comment. The magazine is published by Conde Nast,

This isn’t the first time Kloss has had to apologize for cultural appropriation. In 2012 she was “deeply sorry” after wearing a Native American feather headdress and suede vest at a Victoria Secret fashion show.

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