Kerry Washington Was Accused Of Cultural Appropriation And Reacted In The Best Way

No Scandal here.

1. Recently, Kerry Washington posted this tweet about the new Steve Jobs film.

2. But she was quickly called out for her use of the term “spirit animal”.

3. Some people questioned whether it was cultural appropriation at all.

5. While others saw how it could be offensive.

I used to use the term "Spirit Animal" as a joke, but I have now learned that that can be offensive bc spirit animal are religious symbols

— cute fat heaux (@ebonyqueenjheri)

7. Kerry, however, listened and apologised for offending anyone.

So, Id never been schooled to concept that using "spirit animal" in the way I just did is cultural appropriation. I get it. I apologize. TY!

— kerry washington (@kerrywashington)

8. She also thanked Twitter for calling her out and bringing the issue to her attention.

I love how much I learn from social media. I love being in conversation with you. I appreciate this community. I really do. #Grateful

— kerry washington (@kerrywashington)

9. Thanks Kerry, for always being classy.

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Natalya Lobanova is junior staff writer at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.
 
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