Gwen Stefani Faces Backlash For Saying She’s Japanese While Defending ‘Harajuku Era’
Gwen Stefani is defending her Harajuku era and saying she’s Japanese. Nearly 20 years ago, the “Hollaback Girl” singer was widely accused of appropriating Japan’s Harajuku subculture in her 2004 debut studio album, “Love. Angel. Music. Baby” and “Harajuku Lovers,” her 2008 fragrance. In a new interview with Allure magazine to mark the launch of her new vegan beauty brand, Gwen opened up about her connection to Japan’s culture and claimed she is Japanese, which left Allure’s editor unsettled.