Recently the beauty trend, “Fox Eye” has come under fire by critics calling it racist. Many stating that it is offensive to Asians. With many calling for the “Fox Eye” to be stopped. Many celebrities such as Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, and other beauty influencers are using makeup to make their eyes look “almond-shaped.”
There are already many makeup tutorials on YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram on how to create the “Fox Eye” with either eye-shadow palettes, different eyeliners, false eyelashes, concealers with many wondering is it cultural appropriation. Recently, many Asians have spoken out against the beauty trend. Stating that they feel that it is wrong; as many Asians already feel the need to change their eye shape. In addition, it can bring out many harmful Asian stereotypes. Many photos of the “Fox Eye” include posing in the “migraine pose.” This pose causes the individual to hold their hands by their face to make their eyes look more ‘fox’ like. This is another example of appropriating Asian eyes. With the beauty community divided on this new trend; many wonder if we should always follow all social media trends.
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