- Kendall Jenner took to her Instagram Story to post a picture of herself wearing cornrows.
- Twitter is roasting her so hard and accusing her of cultural appropriation.
Here’s a sentence that’s become way too familiar over the past few years: The Kardashian-Jenners are in hot water and being accused of cultural appropriation again. This time, Kendall Jenner is being dragged for wearing cornrows, and IDK if she’ll recover from the Twitter comments.
Two days ago, Kendall took to her Instagram Story to give everyone a peek at her vacation with Hailey Baldwin and Justine Skye in Jamaica. By the looks of her social media, she’s been busy reading, taking private jets, and getting her hair braided into cornrows. Original.
Once everyone saw the picture she posted and some others making the rounds this weekend, Twitter was quick to call her out for cultural appropriation and borrowing a hairstyle that was popularised by black people, who are often shamed and discriminated against because of their hair.
how come no ones talking about how kendall jenner’s hair was literally in cornrows the other night pic.twitter.com/u0F9rzvghZ
— bella (@bucciaratiwhore) August 26, 2019
His face is all of us when we saw Kendall Jenner’s hair… pic.twitter.com/v90hQXRiKL
— Amira (@AmiraEnayat) August 25, 2019
i hope her hair fucking falls out. pic.twitter.com/2SJbZvhwgK
— 𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐚 (@tinaallamm) August 26, 2019
she never learns pic.twitter.com/eWrr4F6GcI
— and;rea (@itsharrysgucci) August 26, 2019
not kendall jenner’s hair in cornrows pic.twitter.com/bNVSw5Vhsa
— emily🕊 (@hsangelhoney) August 24, 2019
The gag is that she doesn’t even look good in the first place
— Malinda🧱 (@hsrrmr) August 26, 2019
kendall jenner don’t be problematic challenge: failed pic.twitter.com/47hJzGrLlN
— ✰ lindsay ✰ (@pxlpfxction) August 26, 2019
This smells like tension alopecia
— 𝒹𝓊𝓂𝒷 𝒷𝒾𝓉𝒸𝒽 🍒 (@walnut_shrimp) August 26, 2019
(That Twitter user definitely meant to say traction alopecia, which is when you have braids or ponytails that are too tight and pull out your edges over time, but the sentiment is still the same.)
A lot of the critiques about the Kardashians and how they wear their hair typically stem from how they often don’t acknowledge the significance of the styles or the history of them. Remember when Kim Kardashian called her Fulani braids ‘Bo Derek braids‘? One user expressed their frustration by saying, ‘That entire family literally thrives off black people and their culture, I’m tired of it.’
On the flip side, there were people who defended Kendall, and one of them said the Vikings wore cornrows because hair scrunchies didn’t exist back then, so it should be okay for her to wear them too.
Kendall hasn’t responded to these critiques, but the Kardashian-Jenners usually don’t apologize when it comes to matters of appropriation, so don’t hold your breath.
This post originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com.
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