Kim Kardashian Slammed For Cultural Appropriation Over Latest Braided Hairstyle
18 June 2018, 10:35
Some people are very angry about Kim's latest actions...
Kim Kardashian is being slammed yet again for cultural appropriation after choosing to wear her hair in braids.
The reality star, who has sparked controversy over the hairstyle in the past, caught the attention of social media after wearing the same look on the red carpet of the MTV Movie and TV Awards on Saturday.
The mum-of-three attended the awards with her mother Kris Jenner and wore a white outfit, completed with her braided hairstyle, traditionally known as Fulani braids.
The 37-year-old angered some fans earlier this year when she wore her hair in the same style and described them as “Bo Derek braids”.
After the huge backlash at the time, Kim Kardashian responded with an Instagram post aimed at those offended, writing: “Hi can I get zero f*cks please? Thanks.”
However following her latest braided hairstyle, fans have expressed their anger and frustration at Kim Kardashian’s apparent cultural appropriation.
Kim Kardashian in these braids is exhausting. The most annoying part is that at this point she knows what she’s doing, she knows what cultural appropriation is and that it upsets people yet she still chooses to do it because she knows it doesn’t upset the right ppl or cost her $$— BBQ Sauce (@bigbrownqueer) June 17, 2018
OH so u can wear the braids but ur biracial kid has the pressed hair?? Ok Ms. Kim Kardashian pic.twitter.com/R6vCpx9XCK— Shae. (@spookyshae) June 17, 2018
For everyone saying this isn’t a big deal, I want you to imagine a scenario. Imagine a black woman walking into a corporate America interview with these braids in. Do you REALLY think she’d get the job? Be honest now. We all know the answer. THAT is why this is fucked up.— glockamole (@clutchzilla_) June 17, 2018
I personally HATE when Kim Kardashian gets braids. Like it makes me cringe. pic.twitter.com/2V5v3453BX— Pepe Silvia (@spliff_oner) June 17, 2018
@KimKardashian you look beautiful but your so fucking ignorant. Your constant use of black culture to stay relevant is becoming sad. You’ve literally become the face of cultural appropriation in America. Black girls are constantly bullied and called ghetto for having braids but- https://t.co/RTNejQAZhJ— N A O M I (@hfwavey) June 17, 2018
Some fans did attempt to defend Kim Kardashian’s hair choice.
Braids is African... Even if the whole world has braids on... It doesn't change anything... We r to sensitive for no reason.. But anyways that's just me.. Everyone can feel how they want about it— Ms.Petty Labile 😆👅 (@ThickSeptember) June 17, 2018
Wtf are y’all talkin bout. This is America, a nation of blended cultures. Imagine if Italians got upset when a non-Italian tried to make spaghetti. Just let her rock the fuckin braids— Corekilla (@coreyw00d) June 17, 2018
this culture appropriation shit is getting on my damn nerves 😤😤 if Kim Kardashian wants to wear braids then she will wear braids. It doesn’t mean she’s “trying to be black” 😴😴 have a day off hun. It’s boring— dashtube (@thedashtube) June 17, 2018
Meanwhile, Kanye West recently sparked controversy after promoting his new Yeezy ‘Supermoon’ trainers with naked Kim Kardashian look-a-like models.