It’s only the first week of 2020 and already a Kardashian-Jenner sister is getting dragged for cultural appropriation. PopBuzz reports that this time the culprit is the youngest of the Keeping Up With the Kardashians clan, Kylie Jenner, and folks are really not happy about it.
Just a few weeks after her big sis, Kim Kardashian, was accused of doing blackface in a photoshoot, Kylie is catching the wrath of fans and followers for allegedly posting and promptly deleting a picture of her in blonde twists—a hairstyle of African American women.
The 22-year-old mom is said to have posted the outtake from a Paper Magazine photoshoot from Feb. 2019 this week. Though the makeup mogul quickly deleted the post, the photographers responsible for the shoot, the Morelli Brothers, have kept the photo up on their Instagram account. According to them, the look was meant to echo Gwen Stefani’s hairstyle from Moby's “South Side” video back in 2000. Even then, Stefani was criticized for look.
While we can no longer see what followers said directly to Kylie, based on the comments from the Morelli Brothers’ post, they couldn’t have been good. One user wrote, “Everybody wanna act, dress, talk and even look black till it’s time to be black.” Another posted, “Why [do] all the kardashians and jenners want to be black?”
I hate to say it, but I’m sure this is far from the last time the Kardashian-Jenners get accused of cultural appropriation in 2020... in other words, see you back here soon.