Meet the latest microaggression: cultural appropriation of the poor

Meet the latest microaggression: cultural appropriation of the poor

It’s not just preposterous to spend roughly $600 on pret a porter “distressed” sneakers, complete with scuffs, dirt and duct tape—it’s now “poverty appropriation,” says Twitter.

The uproar machine roared into gear last week, as one Twitter user discovered shoe brand Golden Goose’s latest offerings at super high-end retailer Barneys.

The reaction ranged from well-justified mockery to self-righteous outrage.

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