Jessica Lange may be an incredibly respected Oscar-winning actress, but that has not given her a free pass to step into the shoes of just any historical figure without getting backlash — at least, that is what we have learned after she transformed into Mexican icon Frida Kahlo.

Lange took the form of "eight legendary women artists, rebels, and trailblazers" who she considers personal heroes for a New York magazine article that stirred up some major controversy in the Mexican community. 

They had no problem with Lange paying tribute to white women like Gloria Steinem and Georgia O’Keeffe, but when it came to Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, many of them were not here for it and they let their opinions be known.

While the styling on Lange and the set pictured around her recaptured the original 1939 photograph by Nickolas Muray that we all know and love with the great attention to detail that Khalo deserves...

... the video and final image still triggered some individuals on Facebook, who saw a white woman portraying Khalo as cultural appropriation.

Anyone encountering the Facebook post for the first time had no context, since there was no link to the NY mag article that Lange posed for. 

The video's description on Facebook only said, "Jessica Lange portrays the famous Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo." The text in the video was phrased similarly, which undoubtedly added to the frustrations of those that took offense to seeing Lange as Kahlo.

Regardless of the fact that both women have German lineage on their father's side, many had zero tolerance for Lange's transformation into the Mexican artist.

But there were also those who did not see the tribute as a bad thing.

Not everyone considered Lange's transformation as an erasure of Kahlo's roots.

And even though people argued both sides in the comments, no consensus was reached in regards to the approval or rejection of Lange's transformation, and we're not surprised.

At the end of the day, everyone has a right to their own opinion. Our identities and knowledge of the world's complicated history of oppression of certain races and ethnic groups means that tributes like the one Lange did will upset some people until the end of time. On the flip side, there are others who simply see it as a tribute, and nothing to stress over.

Where do you fall on this spectrum? Let us know in the comments or on Facebook.