Kendall Jenner Under Fire For Cultural Appropriation: DETAILS

Kendall Jenner has recently come under fire for cultural appropriation. The supermodel posted to her Instagram story on August 27th, revealing her new hairdo. The 23-year-old is on vacation in Jamaica with Hailey Baldwin and Justine Skye and wanted to give her followers a snippet of her life.

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After pictures of Jenner out and about wearing cornrows surfaced, Twitter users immediately flocked to their keyboards to drag her for appropriating a traditionally African hairstyle without giving credit where credit is due. Black people are often shamed and discriminated for their natural hair, so it’s problematic when non-black people style their hair similarly and act as if they reinvented the wheel.

Being accused of cultural appropriation is not something surprising when it comes to the Kardashian-Jenner family. Kim Kardashian was the last family member to be under fire when she announced her new shapewear line’s name: Kimono. The controversy snowballed as people accused the star of using the name of a traditional Japanese garment to make her product trendy without respecting the lineage.

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While many people accused the family of continuously borrowing from black culture to remain relevant, others defended Jenner when referencing how cornrows were actually a Viking hairstyle and should be acceptable for non-blacks to wear.

So far, there has been no word from the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star on the controversy. How do you feel about this situation?

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