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Vanessa Hudgens Accused of Cultural Appropriation After Sharing Dreamcatcher Pic

by Leena Tailor 10:03 PM PDT, June 27, 2016
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Vanessa Hudgens has been accused of appropriating Native American culture after wearing a dreamcatcher in her hair.

The High School Musical star came under fire after posting a series of fashion snaps on Instagram, some of which showed her long curly locks adorned with a purple dreamcatcher.

“Chin up, Princess... Or the crown slips 👑 #monday@riawnacapri @beautycoach_com,” the 27-year-old captioned the photo.

Chin up, Princess... Or the crown slips 👑 #monday @riawnacapri @beautycoach_com

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While many fans commented on how “gorgeous” their “queen” looked, a number of followers lashed out at the actress.

"Why are you like this???" one user commented. "You constantly go out of your way to disrespect cultures to look ~boho. It's rude as f*ck. Don't put dreamcatchers in your hair! That you have to constantly be told not to do this and dragged means you are not listening and it's frustrating af!!"

No Monday blues here 💙

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“This is not the first time she has done this either,” the backlash continued. “Even though she is part Native American using a dreamcatcher as ‘hair jewelry’ is not done. If someone can tell me a tribe who does it I will take it back. But until then she is constantly pulling this type of stuff with multiple cultures and I don't like it.”

Hudgens has previously been slammed for Hindu cultural appropriation after wearing a bindi.

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