Kendall Jenner is being accused of "cultural appropriation" for wearing cornrows
29 August 2019, 12:09 | Updated: 6 October 2020, 10:52
Here we go again…
Cultural appropriation accusations and the Kardashian-Jenners just appear to go hand-in-hand these days. If it's not Kim Kardashian being called out for her "Bo Derek" braids, it's Kylie Jenner being accused of darkening her skin. Well, it's Kendall Jenner in the firing line now and she is being dragged for wearing cornrows.
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On 23 August, Kendall was pictured living it up in Los Angeles wearing an all-leather outfit with her hair braided. The Victoria's Secret model had the front of her hair in cornrows, while the back was left straight. Later, she shared more images of her hair on her Instagram Story.
Kendall was quickly called out for cultural appropriation for sporting the hairstyle, which has been popularised by black people yet they're often discriminated against and ridiculed because of it.
Needless to say, the internet was offended.
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
not kendall jenner’s hair in cornrows pic.twitter.com/bNVSw5Vhsa— emily🕊 (@hsangelhoney) August 24, 2019
kendall jenner don’t be problematic challenge: failed pic.twitter.com/47hJzGrLlN— ✰ lindsay ✰ (@pxlpfxction) August 26, 2019
What the hell is kendall Jenner doing with cornrows— anti-yeg (@audreynfrench) August 25, 2019
His face is all of us when we saw Kendall Jenner’s hair... pic.twitter.com/v90hQXRiKL— Amira (@AmiraEnayat) August 25, 2019
However, others defended Kendall's hairstyle.
mean that only african americans had them. this petty animosity that keeps sparking whenever a celebrity does a hairstyle or wears something new should really stop. we should actually be encouraging multiculturalism because it will eventually lead to unity— anarchist achilles (@ireadsowhat) August 27, 2019
i don’t understand how cornrows is a problem for white people to wear.— cüchi. (@spookicuchi) August 27, 2019
People crying about cultural appropriation that have done nothing for 'the culture.' But live off their forefathers (& mothers) struggles. I wonder... would MLK be bitching about something like this, or out worrying about real shit. F N new age millennial. Anything to be heard..— John Rodriguez (@c0011j) August 29, 2019
Why are people making such a big deal that Kendall Jenner wore cornrows? Who is she offending?? Y’all are so fucking SOFT. It’s just HAIR.— D🦋 (@dayrapachecoxo) August 28, 2019
For people dragging Kendall Jenner for her cornrows... YOU are the clowns. It’s a hairstyle. Anyone can wear any hair style. It’s not designated to one race. It’s hair. You can do what you want to YOUR hair.— Paul Benjamin (@paulhanz101) August 28, 2019
Kendall has yet to respond to the braid backlash but with accusations of cultural appropriation always hitting this family, it's just another day at the office for Miss Jenner.