Lindsay Lohan is on the press route promoting her new show Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club. She stopped by Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live to talk about the show and of course be put on the spot.
While playing the game Plead The Fifth, Lohan was asked by Lisa Vanderpump if she actually slept with Jax from Vanderpump Rules, what her biggest mistake was and her Instagram feud with Kim Kardashian. Lohan didn’t plead the fifth on any of the questions. She said she’s never met Jax and called him a liar, said drinking and driving was her biggest mistake and that she and Kim are friends.
Cohen asked Lohan, “In December of last year you commented on a photo of Kim Kardashian West ‘I’m confused’ she was showing off her new braids. Kim wrote back, ‘You know what’s confusing your sudden foreign accent.’ How would you describe your relationship with Kim K and what was your immediate reaction to her clapping back at your accent.”
Cohen was talking about a photo Kim posted in January 2018. The photos are from a photoshoot Kim commissioned with Marcus Hyde. She was barely dressed in a motel with Fulani braids.
“I love Kim, so I was just confused about the braids because she just had the baby,” Lohan said while laughing. “I don’t know. We are friends.”
Lohan went on to say she’s friends with the whole family.
Lohan wasn’t the only one confused by Kim’s braids. Many called her braids cultural appropriation, especially because she credited the Fulani style to Bo Derek and didn’t credit black women.
She got her hair braided again in June 2018 for the MTV Movie & TV Awards. Kim says she braided her hair to match her daughter North West’s hair and that her daughter asked her to match her. She spoke to Bustle about her “Bo Derek braids.”
“I [do] remember the backlash when I had the blonde hair and that I called them ‘Bo Derek braids.’ 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,” Kardashian stated.
“Maybe if I had come out and explained that from the beginning instead of calling them ‘Bo Derek braids,’ then it wouldn’t have gotten such backlash,” she said. “But in no way am I ever trying to disrespect anyone’s culture by wearing braids. If anything, my daughter was so excited to see me get matching braids with her. [When] we did her hair in these braids, she was so excited.”
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