AceShowbiz - Gwen Stefani has once again faced cultural appropriation accusations after the release of Sean Paul's "Light My Fire" music video. While the No Doubt frontwoman has yet to respond to the criticism, her fans were quick to come to her defense.
In the visuals, Gwen can be seen sporting dreadlocks and a green, black and yellow dress to represent the colors of the Jamaican flag. She clearly enjoys her time singing alongside Sean, Shenseea and a bunch of their pals.
Some people, however, took issue with Gwen's look. "Is Gwen Stefani still doing this at her big big age?! Still cultural appropriating in the year 2022. Yikesss!!" Another individual argued, "Y'all. Mother Appropriation is BACK!!!!"
"This woman is so unhinged my GOD. Half a century old and still ain't learn s**t," a different user fumed. "Gwen Stefani, I beg of you, grow up. You're 52 years old."
Others, meanwhile, defended the wife of Blake Shelton against the allegations. "Naw what y'all not gone do is mess with Gwen ! she been around long enough, got similar hits ,not tryna hear this! like bye, y'all never heard rich girl," one user penned.
A different individual urged critics to "LEAVE HER ALONE." Someone else then chimed in, "Well I'm a N***a and we love Gwen she's invited to the cookout." Another echoed the sentiment, "She been doing this leave her alone I approve."
This was not the first time Gwen was accused of cultural appropriation. She was hit with the same allegations after dropping her first solo album, "Love. Angel. Music. Baby." back in 2004.
The album featured multiple tracks referencing Tokyo's Harajuku fashion. When performing those songs live, "The Voice" judge was often accompanied by four Japanese backup dancers.