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'This costume is INSULTING': Love Island's Molly-Mae Hague is accused of 'cultural appropriation' after dressing as Cleopatra for Halloween

By Ellie Phillips For Mailonline

Published: 11:25 GMT, 2 November 2019 | Updated: 12:08 GMT, 2 November 2019

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She found fame as a runner-up with her boyfriend Tommy Fury on this year's Love Island. 

And, Molly-Mae Hague, 20, has been slammed by followers on Instagram for cultural appropriation as she posted a sultry snap of herself dressed up as Egyptian ruler Cleopatra for Halloween on Friday night, with the caption 'Halloqween'.

The influencer wore a costume comprising traditional clothing for Egyptian monarchy, a black wig, a gold beaded headdress and held a large Ankh (an ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic symbol) in her hand.

Slammed! Molly-Mae Hague, 20, has been slammed on Instagram for cultural appropriation as she posted a snap of herself dressed as Egyptian ruler Cleopatra for Halloween on Friday night

Slammed! Molly-Mae Hague, 20, has been slammed on Instagram for cultural appropriation as she posted a snap of herself dressed as Egyptian ruler Cleopatra for Halloween on Friday night

After Molly-Mae, who is not Egyptian, shared a photograph of herself in her Cleopatra costume, fans were quick to berate her, labelling her costume as 'cultural appropriation'. 

According to The Cambridge Dictionary, cultural appropriation is 'the act of taking or using things from a culture that is not own, without showing that you understand or respect this culture.' 

One fan wrote: 'This is cultural appropriation,' with another adding: 'Molly please don't culturally appropriate. You are not Egyptian.'   

'My culture is not your Halloween costume,' slammed someone else, as another follower wrote: 'Cultural appropriation for Halloween at its finest.'

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