Popular brand Gucci recently sparked a debate after models, in a fashion show, walked the ramp sporting turban as fashion accessories. Models wore turbans as headgear at the Milan Fashion Week during the Fall 2018 collection walk. The move of ‘models wearing turban’ has not gone down well with many.

Gucci has irked the Sikh community and while many expressed their disappointment on micro-blogging site Twitter, there were some people who didn’t see anything wrong in it. Sikh Philanthropist Harjinder Singh Kukreja took to Twitter and slammed the brand. He wrote, “Dear @gucci, the Sikh Turban is not a hot new accessory for white models but an article of faith for practising Sikhs. Your models have used Turbans as ‘hats’ whereas practising Sikhs tie them neatly fold-by-fold. Using fake Sikhs/Turbans is worse than selling fake Gucci products.”

In a reply to Kukreja, a Twitter user wrote, “Dear Sir, in America we have freedom to wear what we choose.  While we may practice religion of our choice we are not an overly religious country.  Many wear crosses for fashion, not religion.  Turbans to dry wet hair, scarves for wind, and so on.  #AmericaTheFree♥.”

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