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Vanessa Hudgens Joins Instagram, Meditates Like Ravi Shankar

Vanessa Hudgens Joins Instagram, Meditates Like Ravi Shankar

Give Vanessa Hudgens a warm welcome to the world of Instagram!

Just days after the internet went into an uproar over the website’s new user policy, the 24-year-old actress has created an official account to connect with her fans via her photos.

“Oh. Hello. Officially on Instagram,” Vanessa captioned her first photos. Make sure to follow her at @VanessaHudgens!

“Oh hey hey. I’m officially on Instagram. Where you at?!” Vanessa wrote on Facebook along with a screencap of her account.

Vanessa also posted a couple photos of herself on Facebook with the caption, “Ravi Shankar, incense, meditating.” Check them out below!

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    cultural appropriation at its finest, congrats.

  • BO

    she’s just trying waaay too hard to look like an Indian .but indian girls’ have very fine features , unlike hers which are waay too bold and rough cut if i may say . now i can see that she looks nothing much like us at all .

  • http://deleted BO

    poor thing , she must have taken so much trouble finding sarees , the matching jewellery etc to pose for just few pics .must have been quite a tiring business ,i don’t think these jewellery is abundant in your countries .perhaps she might have had them shipped directly from india ! poor thing .if she had a career , she wouldn’t have to take all these trouble staying in the spotlight .! allocate more time on your career girl and find some leading role in some film , no need for the film to be a blockbuster , just play a leading role for a change .people would at least remember you when you play a leading role !

  • http://deleted BO

    that piece of jewellery that she’s wearing in her hand is my favourite one out of all the jewellery we wear . we wear it on our wedding day ! ha …so romantic !

  • maria

    Beautiful girl, inside and out. She is not afraid to be different, and her spirituality is a big part of who she is. She also likes to be artistic in her photos, and is quite a photographer herself. I imagine she’ll post great photos.

  • maria

    And these photos are not meant to show disrespect, but instead admiration for a culture. She is NOT Indian, so she will not all of a sudden grow Indian features. How stupid. I think it’s admirable she knows of Ravi Shankar.

  • !!

    @maria: what kind of two yr old bullsh*t is this: “so she will not all of a sudden grow Indian features. How stupid.” actually as i am Indian i do find it disrespectful – our culture is not around for celebrities to use as a trend.

  • !!

    @cookie: right?! lovely how fangirls support this kind of cra*p..

  • tina

    @!!: So no Indian people dress in western attire? Are we as a people suppose to “find it disrespectful?” Or is that privilege only held by your “culture”

  • !!

    @tina: oh thank you for that lovely racist comment. But as she’s a wearing traditional garment your statement is useless. I’m just going to ignore your complete disrespect for my culture as you clearly know nothing about it. ALSO, check yourself before not only being a bigot but being an ignorant one

  • tina

    @!!: There was no racism in that comment. You are the one saying no one should wear clothes of your culture except you. THAT IS RACIST.

  • BO

    such a dirty girl wearing as an indian bride and captioning it with one of the most legendary musicians in the world is insulting to that country , culture !

  • http://Justjared.com BOHJI

    In my country any one could wear a sari irrespective of your race or culture. I’m in a multiracial multi cultural country and we celebrate all festivities and that is the beauty of it. There is no restriction in wearing another’s cultural costume. I think Vanessa looks beautiful in a sari and she can pull it off as being from northern India.

  • N

    I’m of Indian descent (born and raised) and I don’t think these pictures aree insulting. Maybe Vanessa Hudgens is a fan of Ravi Shankar’s work like… she loves the beatles. This girl is absolutely gorgeous and is always expressing her love for our culture.

  • tina

    I read comments from others with Indian background on other sites. None of them were offended. We all live in the same world. Are you saying one culture is better than another? Because that is the definition of racism.

  • uh

    gorgeous

  • steLLa

    Her little sister is such a famewh@re. Just like Vanessa. She has been posting pics of her in revealing clothes and showing clevege while doing seductive poses on her instagram. She has been doing this since she was 15. Vanessa will most likely be doing the same thing. I laugh when these people praise their mother saying she raised good daughters when the mother herself doesn’t seem to be giving a $hit what her teenage daughter is doing. Didn’t this family learn something from Vanessa’s scandal. Atleast her ones were supposedly hacked, on the other hand the little one is doing the same thing by purpose. Is Gina sleeping. But she can’t do anything now its too late. Attending church won’t help it either.

  • ol

    Why should she have to be Indian to wear a sari? I guess that means Indian men and women can’t wear Western clothes because it will be offensive to Westerners?this thing is just getting ridiculous… please miss “ALWAYS IGNORED” SL, stop changing your name! lol

  • !!

    @tina: LOL i just realized i’m arguing with a (tween)ager. And i’m done with this racist thread.
    (and bullsh*t the people on here are indian. they’re just kissi*ing your racist as*s.)

  • ol

    she looks so pretty, an appropiate tribute, this is not the first time she is talking about Ravi Shankar, she is well know for loving meditation (she was several times at different places around the world in yoga shelters) and yoga. And she is stunning!

  • .

    GORGEOUS

  • .

    @Xo:

    <33

  • maria

    @!!: You can attribute that BS to your not-so-lovely BOzo, who said this:

    she’s just trying waaay too hard to look like an Indian .but indian girls’ have very fine features , unlike hers which are waay too bold and rough cut if i may say . now i can see that she looks nothing much like us at all

    When was it ever said she looks Indian? She never has, never will. And certainly doesn’t in these photos. I think they’re lovely, and bring some recognition to a culture she admires. Figures you idiots would find something racist about it. Vanessa has mixed heritage, and does not have a racist bone in her body. Get over yourselves already. You certainly are showing ignorance for your culture.

  • .

    @tina:
    we all know is just BO, she is really obsessed with Vanessa, and now she’s probably really mad because no one takes her serious, since like 5/6 threads everyone is just ignoring her . hahaha POOR THING!

  • BO

    lol ,looks like some non -indian is becoming indian .lol N ? lol i’m sure indians are offended by this .not because she wore a sari you nutjobs , because she captioned it by their legend’s name .

  • !!

    @maria: the fu*ck are you even talking about? BO or whatever has his/her own problems going on — and my comments are directed solely by me — last time i say this: Your comments along with “tina’s” are racist and disgusting — and how would you know if v.h was a racist or not? shut up.. when you grow up you’ll understand what culture actually means. and its NOT taking photos and posting them on instagram.
    later!!

  • tina

    @.: She is pathetic, trying to make problems where there are none. Vanessa not allowed to admire someone because he is from a different country? That’s racism.

  • maria

    @!!: Good grief. You are such an idiot, and I don’t care where you’re from. Bo made a stupid comment about how she just realized Vanessa does not look Indian, and I was just saying she never did. Totally went over your racist head. Oh well. I do find it fascinating that you and people like Bo know how to swear very well.

  • http://deleted BO

    actually onco , i said the first day i came here that she looks like us .and now aftre seein these pics , i came to the conclusuon that she doesn’t look lke us afterall

  • Nightwish

    @BOHJI: But those people you speak of in your country are exposed to other cultures all their lives bohji, and i know for a fact that very very very few chinese in KL would dress up in traditional indian wear, the malays and a few other cultures may dress up in traditional muslim attire, but that’s because they are muslim. If cultures cross dress there, it’s reserved for certain types of the year, but those people have Point here is that if you wear the traditional clothes of another culture and choose to pimp yourself out to the public on a widespread medium like instagram, you should at least have a deep interest in that culture. Out of respect for them.

  • http://Justjared.com BOHJI

    !! , don’t let me guess who this is. I don’t see how it is considered insulting when one wears another’s cultural/ traditional costume. I have attended Hindu weddings and see non- Indians wearing beautiful saris whilst some opt for punjabi garb and there are those who wear western evening wear, what’s the big deal and fuss?
    No one can have ownership of a cultural outfit. It is free for all. It is like saying if you are Asian then you should only reside in an Asian country and if you are Caucasian you must live in your country of origin. You are not allowed to mix cultures and inter-racial, cultural marriages should be prohibited. A good example of a comment by an ignoramus.

  • Layna

    a little lesson on cultural appropriation: it’s NOT okay for someone to appropriate someone else’ s culture. that IS actually racist (regardless of her intent)

    this isn’t about her being a racist, it’s about her DOING A THING that is racist. vanessa is mixed with several things, but she is not indian.

    It’s one thing to admire a culture, it’s a completely different thing to f*cking appropriate it like it’s a trend.

    And also, “western clothing” is made in places like india, china, indonesia, etc. so you might want to try that argument from a different angle, sweetie.

  • Nightwish

    @tina: That is NOT racism. Man you guys are so quick to pull the trigger with that accusation. It wouldnt be so bad if pudgie were immersing herself in the culture, but these are vanity shots. The more religion-based the attire, the more people of that particular race will take offense.

  • Nightwish

    @BOHJI: Is Vanessa trying to break into the bollywood scene? Maybe that’s what this is all about.

  • http://Justjared.com BOHJI

    Nightwish, you are wrong and it just goes to show how much you know of my country. Our sarong kebaya is worn by all races here and it is worn with pride. Even our airline uses the kebaya as its uniform and the baju kurung is again worn in government schools by all females. The beauty of it is they have a choice to wear the pinafore dress or the baju kurung. It is not restricted to Malays or Muslims a s you call it. Women of all races use the baju kurung for work as it is comfortable and easy to wear .

  • Layna

    @BOHJI: Islam (muslim) is not a culture/race, it’s a religion.

  • http://Justjared.com BOHJI

    Layna, you have a lot to learn. Your comment denotes ignorance.

  • tina

    This is where assumptions come into place. She has in the past stated her interest in meditation and her admiration for Ravi Shankar. My boys will laugh at the fact you assume someone who disagrees with you is a tween.

  • BO

    ok,so now hudge pudge wore our dress and addresd an indian legend cause she wanted to show that she respects indian culture.my leg!

  • Layna

    @BOHJI: actually my comment has nothing to do with ignorance. I am a Muslim. and Islam actually has nothing to do with ones culture or race. and if you think it does, you have ways to go.

  • http://deleted BO

    india ,don’t think u are alone in this.ur tiny neighbour is always with u!

  • Layna

    @BOHJI: and also, the last thing I want to bring into this discussion is religion. vanessa hudgens appropriating a culture has nothing to do with religion.

  • Nightwish

    @BOHJI: Pudgies intentions notwithstanding, these pics are too self-serving and vanity-based for my taste. And that kebaya you brought up has become generic national attire at this point, yeah it has cross culture influences but its basically the equivalent of an aloha shirt from hawaii. Nobody would take much offense to that.

  • http://Justjared.com BOHJI

    @ Layna, don’t I know that?! 95 percent of our Malays are Muslims.
    For crying out loud a lot of westerners adopt the Indian garb when they attend spiritual courses in India. Look at the Beatles in their heyday, they wore Indian outfits when they visited India in pursuit of spiritual enlightenment. Was that an insult?!

  • Dabu

    Having been to India, a sari is just basically a dress and anyone can wear one. And yes, if VH had been dressed in American Indian garb there’d be an outcry. Personally I think these are dreadful pictures of her. She looks like a ghoul. Dress is beautiful, but the camera angle makes her look dreadful.

  • Nightwish

    She’s trying to market herself to bollywood. She might even have a small project nobody knows about, and this is a teaser. Who knows. With van, it’s attention seeking, that much is certain.

  • Layna

    @BOHJI: So cultural appropriation is okay because the Beatles did it? is that was you’re saying?

    listen, we can go on for days with this same old conversation. the point is, you CAN appreciate a culture without appropriating it like it’s a trend.

  • http://deleted BO

    Yeah,but hudge pudge isn’t attending anythng in india here.lol

  • http://Justjared.com BOHJI

    @Layna, I have good Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, and Christian friends of different denominations and then again I have friends who are more spiritually inclined. I think everyone should be allowed to have the freedom of choice when it comes to religion.

  • Layna

    @BOHJI: lol ……………………. what does your friends spiritual/religious beliefs have anything to do with what i just said?

    everyone should have the ability to practice the religion/spirituality they want. that’s a basic human right.

    but that has got NOTHING to do with what i just said about cultural appropriation.

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