Padma Lakshmi is getting grilled on social media for her selection of haircut on the latest episode of Prime Chef. 

Padma Lakshmi is getting grilled on social media for wearing her hair in cornrows on an episode of Top Chef that aired Thursday © Offered by Related Newspapers Restricted
Padma Lakshmi is getting grilled on social media for carrying her hair in cornrows on an episode of Prime Chef that aired Thursday 

The Bravo host has been accused of cultural appropriation for carrying her hair in cornrows for the episode filmed on the College of Kentucky’s basketball enviornment in Lexington final June. 

She accomplished the look with an informal white tank high – colloquially referred to as a ‘spouse beater’ – and silver hoop earrings. 

John Calipari et al. posing for the camera: The episode was filmed at the University of Kentucky's basketball arena last June. Lakshmi is pictured in an Instagram post with UK basketball coach John Calipari© Offered by Related Newspapers Restricted
The episode was filmed on the College of Kentucky’s basketball enviornment final June. Lakshmi is pictured in an Instagram publish with UK basketball coach John Calipari

When the episode aired on Thursday night time, quite a lot of viewers took to social media to specific concern over the coiffure, which has been worn by black girls for hundreds of years. 

‘Padma’s hairstylist will need to have a vendetta in opposition to her with theses battle cornrows,’ one lady wrote on Twitter when the episode aired. 

One other tweeted at Lakshmi: ‘Your hair is an terrible instance of cultural appropriation. No, no, no.’ 

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Dozens of viewers took to social media to express concern over Lakshmi's cornrows when the episode aired on Thursday night© Offered by Related Newspapers Restricted
Dozens of viewers took to social media to specific concern over Lakshmi’s cornrows when the episode aired on Thursday night time

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a screenshot of a cell phone: Lakshmi came under fire for wearing cornrows on Top Chef two years ago as well© Offered by Related Newspapers Restricted
Lakshmi got here underneath fireplace for carrying cornrows on Prime Chef two years in the past as nicely

Others, like the Twitter user above, pointed out the timeliness of the episode's release given the nation's current race debate over the use of blackface, sparked by a disturbing photo from Virginia Gov Ralph Northam's medical school yearbook© Offered by Related Newspapers Restricted
Others, just like the Twitter consumer above, identified the timeliness of the episode’s launch given the nation’s present race debate over the usage of blackface, sparked by a disturbing picture from Virginia Gov Ralph Northam’s medical college yearbook

A number of viewers questioned the truth that Lakshmi donned the daring search for an episode at a basketball enviornment.  

‘Why did they make Padma get braids for an episode that references basketball??’ on Twitter consumer requested. 

‘I don’t know the way I really feel about Padma rolling right into a basketball sport with cornrows. I simply… no matter,’ one other wrote. 

Tom Colicchio, Graham Elliot are posing for a picture: The India-born TV personality shared the photo above on her Instagram story© Offered by Related Newspapers Restricted
The India-born TV character shared the picture above on her Instagram story

Others identified the timeliness of the episode’s launch given the nation’s present race debate over the usage of blackface, sparked by a disturbing picture from Virginia Gov Ralph Northam’s medical college yearbook.   

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One particular person tweeted: ‘Padma Lakshmi in cornrows and a wifebeater at a BASKETBALL ARENA problem. Is she planning on operating for Virginia governor sooner or later?’ 

a woman sitting at a table: Several viewers questioned the fact that Lakshmi donned the daring look for a basketball-themed episode. The longtime host is seen at the judging table with Tom Colicchio © Offered by Related Newspapers Restricted
A number of viewers questioned the truth that Lakshmi donned the daring search for a basketball-themed episode. The longtime host is seen on the judging desk with Tom Colicchio 

This is not the primary time Lakshmi has worn her brunette tresses in cornrows – having completed so for a earlier episode of Prime Chef that aired in February 2017. 

The Indian-born TV character was criticized for the look on social media in that occasion as nicely, but it surely seems she did not be taught her lesson.  

Numerous different celebrities have been accused of stealing from black tradition by placing their hair in cornrows over time. 

A number of the most up-to-date examples embrace Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner and Lena Dunham.  

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