Designer Marc Jacobs is in the hot seat for his Spring '17 show for New York Fashion Week that saw his models (including Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner) sporting brightly-colored, faux dreadlocks down the runway.

Jacobs responded to his critics by insisting he is color-blind (and obviously tone-deaf) in a comment on Instagram, writing:

And all who cry "cultural appropriation" or whatever nonsense about any race of skin color wearing their hair in a particular style or manner - funny how you don’t criticize women of color for straightening their hair. I respect and am inspired by people and how they look. I don’t see color or race- I see people. I’m sorry to read that so many people are so narrow minded…Love is the answer. Appreciation of all and inspiration from anywhere is a beautiful thing. Think about it.