There is a huge hullabaloo over an Instagram post Kim Kardashian shared with her followers on March 2nd. She is rocking Fulani braids and a bit of a weird dress. People are calling her out for cultural appropriation, again!
This is the post:
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Her comments were lit, a ton of people calling her out for desperately trying to be black and others claiming that in 2020 we should be unbothered about how Kim wears her hair.
There was this comment:
Anyone who finds an issue with the way someone styles their own hair obviously has some self love and insecurity issues. Stop looking for a reason to complain it’s sad and obnoxious. Go find your purpose in this world and focus on that instead of nonsense negativity. Society is becoming a joke with how overly sensitive everyone is being manipulated to be.
And this one:
I’m really disappointed that she thinks this is okay.
I’m from South Africa 🇿🇦 and I see no reason why you’ll dissing her about her hair…we actually love it when we see our white folks in braids…HAIR DOES NOT have a race…I mean nobody complains when you’ll wear straight weaves 🙄🌚
And this one:
Go ahead say she can’t do her hair a certain way because she’s white 😂. Dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. That’s like saying I can’t eat a certain food or watch a specific tv show. If I’m hungry I’m gonna eat lol if I wanna watch tv I’m gonna watch tv and if I wanna have braided hair I’m gonna have braided hair 😂.
< Personally, I can understand the negative comments because back in the day Kim wore Fulani braids in an effort to match her daughter North but she called them "Bo Derek" Braids. Teen Vogue mentioned this as well - Read a snip from their article:
Kim has landed in hot water for sporting braids before. She and her sisters have been accused of cultural appropriation for wearing traditionally Black hairstyles and misattributing them. Kim has worn this type of braids several times in the past, including in February 2018, when she called them “Bo Derek braids,” and again at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards, where she stirred up controversy after telling Bustle that though understood the significance of Fulani braids, she opted to wear them to “match” her daughter North.
“I actually didn’t see backlash. I actually did that look because North said she wanted braids and asked if I would do them with her. So we braided her hair and then we braided my hair,” Kim explained at the time. “But I obviously know they’re called Fulani braids and I know the origin of where they came from and I’m totally respectful of that. I’m not tone deaf to where I don’t get it. I do get it.”
In the spirit of matching with North, on March 2, Kim also wore a different style of braids to the Yeezy Season 8 presentation during Paris Fashion Week, which many people also called her out for.
“Bruh why do you keep doing this? You think she’d learn. Put your hair up in a high pony and go to the fashion show like everyone else,” someone commented when she shared a picture wearing the braids on Twitter. “WILL SHE EVER STOP??? YOU 👏 ARE 👏 NOT 👏 BLACK,” someone else added.
With that said, I would love to hear your opinion, do we still care about how Kim rocks her hair? Or are her followers justified in calling her out?