WATCH ALL YOUR FAVORITE BET SHOWS

Rapper Asian Doll Faces Backlash For Hosting ‘Indian-themed’ Party

The Dallas rapper is throwing a 25th birthday party in Atlanta on Dec. 7.

Rapper Asian Doll has been hit with heavy critiques by people on social media  after announcing to her fans that she would be hosting an Indian-themed 25th birthday bash.

Born Misharron Jermeisha Allen, the artist was raised in Dallas, TX, and is not of South Asian descent, according to NBC News. On Sunday (Nov. 28), she announced the details about the party on her social media accounts with a flyer alongside Arabic music playing in the background.

The party will take place in Atlanta, GA on Dec. 7 and will be called “Asian Doll Escapes to India,” per the online invite, guests are required to wear Indian clothes in order to enter the event.

Posting outfit inspiration pictures on her now-deactivated Instagram account, the 24-year-old shared photos of Indian celebrities dressed in traditional kurtas and short videos from Hindi movie dance numbers.

RELATED: Bruno Mars Addresses Accusations Of Cultural Appropriation

Despite the backlash Asian Doll received in the comments saying that the party’s theme was cultural appropriation.

Asian Doll casually responded to the remarks on Twitter on Monday (Nov. 29), announcing the party again but set to different background music.

She also added a link to an Eventbrite page for her fans to purchase tickets, still having Indian attire inspiration pictures attached.

As her announcement continued to create a buzz, some online users pointed to a now-deleted tweet that Allen made in February where she called Indian food “nasty.”

This is not the first time the rapper has been questioned for cultural appropriation or similar culture controversies. Her stage name “Asian Doll” made past headlines on its use of being appropriate as well as her past appearances in traditional South Asian clothing, NBC News notes.

Latest News

Subscribe for BET Updates

Provide your email address to receive our newsletter.

Select the types of notification you would like to receive from us. Please note, you must choose at least one.


By clicking subscribe, I consent to receiving newsletters and other marketing emails. Newsletters are subject to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Users can unsubscribe at any time.