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24th Jan 2023

Doja Cat triggers trypophobia outbreak at Paris Fashion Week

Callum Boyle

Doja Cat

Doja Cat’s outfit has triggered people’s phobias

Content Warning: Some readers may find the following images disturbing 

Doja Cat’s latest outfit has triggered some people’s phobias.

The American rapper was in attendance at Paris Fashion Week where she was spotted wearing an all-red ensemble, covered in 30,000 Swarovski crystals all applied by hand.

Showcasing her outfit to her Instagram on Monday, fashion designer Schiaparelli captioned the slow-mo video video, titled: ‘Doja Cat Couture’.

The outfit was part of the Haute Couture SS23 show held at Petit Palais in Paris as part of the world-renowned Paris Fashion Week, which began last week.

Along with the carefully crafted parts of the costume, Schiaparelli outlines Doja’s ‘red silk faille bustier’ and ‘hand-knit skirt of lacquered wooden beads’.

To complete the look, she was wearing – what are known as – ‘trompe l’œil toe boots’.

While the outfit proved to be a bold choice, others were left concerned as many people admitted that the costume had ‘triggered’ their trypophobia.

Trypophobia is the fear of tiny clusters of holes. Healthline says that: “People who have this phobia typically feel queasy, disgusted, and distressed when looking at surfaces that have small holes gathered close together or clustered into a pattern.

“Trypophobia is mainly visual. If you have this phobia, you might feel anxiety, disgust, and discomfort when looking at things like: sponges, strawberries and honeycombs.”

“My trypophobia didn’t allow me to even look at Doja Cat,” one user wrote.

Another tweeted: “I don’t like that red trypophobia triggering doja cat’s look i wish i’ve never seen it.”

A third said: “Please as someone with trypophobia I am begging you to stop posting pictures of Doja Cat at Paris Fashion Week.”

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