Is men wearing skirts fashion-forward or fashion faux pas?
Back in 2012, Kanye West made the skirt-wearing trend cool among celebs after he rocked a skirt with leather pants during the “Watch The Throne” tour, and other celebs have been spotted in a similar style including Diddy, Chad Ochocinco, Vin Diesel and A$AP Rocky.
This week, actor Omar Epps joined in the trend after he made an appearance on The View wearing a blazer with black pants and a skirt. And of course there were folks who had something to say about it, including Brand Nubian’s Lord Jamar.
He wrote on Twitter:
So now OMAR EPPS has joined the SKIRT GANG??? Say it sint so!!! Old heads suppose to know better. Wish I could say I photo shopped these pics of dudes in skirts to try & fool ya’ll b.u.t. They’re actually wearing them. Smh.
What’s funny is
@omarepps new show “Resurrection” looks interesting & was on my radar to watch especially cause he’s in it. #whytheskirt? I still might check it out, although we gotta let these SELL OUTS know we not supporting them when they cross enemy lines. We need to start putting these CLOWNS on trial for crimes against humanity! Just like they did with complicit Nazi ‘ s .
Meanwhile, Omar didn’t take the criticism too lightly, and he took to Instagram to explain his decision to wear the skirt by posting a photo of men in an African tribe wearing traditional dresses, with the caption:
It’s sad that we as African-Americans are so disconnected from our true roots, our heritage & our lineage that most can’t see the forest for the trees. For me, it’s about celebrating and honoring our ancestral history thru actions. I walk on the shoulders of the ancients. And we’ve become so disconnected from our African roots that we give credit to others (who came long after) for “creating” that of which was our natural culture to begin with. We should embrace our history and be proud of our heritage! #FactsOverFashionStatements #RealityCrushesPerception #3rdEyeClarity