Isabelle Daza has received yet another wave of backlash from netizens for a post on her Instagram stories. But this time, it wasn't about an important shopping decision.
In a video posted yesterday, the actress joked about the way people handed her business cards. Her sister Ava was filmed with her head bowed slightly, holding a card at the base and acting as if she was handing it to the camera. Then Belle, off-frame, takes the card from her and crumples it. "What I want to do when people hand me their calling cards like this," Belle writes on the video.
Her followers immediately reacted to the story, claiming its insensitivity to other cultures.
But it was perhaps fashion blogger Tricia Gosingtian's response that gained the most attention.
"I have no words! Please respect how other cultures show respect," she tweets. "Read up on Japanese meishi."
Tricia continued by linking an article about the importance of business cards to the country, as well as the manner through which they are given to another person.
Preview got in touch with Belle and she gave us the following statement:
"Well it was private joke that I did with my sister Ava. That's basically it," she says. "It annoys me sometimes that my sister does it because she's not Japanese. It's satire."