Culture vultures strike again?
Forget their bought booties, financed full lips, and ballin’ baby daddies, the Kardashian / Jenner clan has practically reveled in their culture vulture ways for far more reasons than the aforementioned obvious ones.
So, when Kendall Jenner rocked a full on afro for her latest Vogue spread it wasn’t a shocker.
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Fifteen years and 150 finalists later, the @CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund prize has created global stars, local heroes, a must-watch New York Fashion Week, and, most important, a true sense of community among designers of all ages and backgrounds—all with differing aesthetic and commercial aspirations—who communicate, collaborate, and essentially care for one another through the fun and not-so-fun times. Laura Vassar Brock—one of the founders of 2016 #CVFF winner Brock Collection—says, “We spoke to a few friends who had gone through it, and they all said the same thing: that the Fashion Fund is a life-changing experience. And indeed it was!” Tap the link in our bio to learn more. Photographed by @mikaeljansson, styled by @tonnegood, Vogue, November 2018
The backlash was swift and fierce.
Per usual, Jenner has remained silent and the fashion mag has issued an apology:
“The image is meant to be an update of the romantic Edwardian/Gibson Girl hair which suits the period feel of the Brock Collection, and also the big hair of the ’60s and the early ’70s, that puffed-out, teased-out look of those eras. We apologize if it came across differently than intended, and we certainly did not mean to offend anyone by it.”
Well, if you weren’t offended by KJ’s “puffed-out, teased-out look”, did these other Kardashian/Jenner offense ruffle your feathers?
THOSE DAMN BRAIDS
Every time these chicks wear these [email protected] braids they get dragged. Yet, and still, they continue the cultural kidnapping. However, the biggest offense is simply the fact that the style just doesn’t look good on them. Leave it to Yonce, sis.
THEFT BY DESIGN
— Khloé (@khloekardashian) June 2, 2017
After Khloe posted this video of her Good American ad, Black designer Destiny Bleu had quite the response!
But, Khloe got her tips and tricks from her big sis Kim who stole this whole campaign from Black “Lip Lace” designer Tanaya Henry.
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Shoutout to @kimkardashian and @marcushyde for completely jacking NOT ONLY my concept, but #LIPLACE too! Crazy part is @marcushyde was my friend long before he started working with @kanyewest & @kimkardashian and has shot @lacebytanaya countless times, but because he got a check out of this, he says it’s not his problem. Kim, you’ve pulled my product & you could’ve again for this shoot. Your whole family’s worn @lacebytanaya. You guys know who I am and you know my shit but pretend you don’t. I just said hi to Kanye on FaceTime 4 days ago. You guys are trash.
BREAKING THE INTERNET?
Apparently, this is when Kim broke the internet. In all actuality, she was just mimicking (or mocking?) Sarah “Saartjie” Baartman, who was paraded around Europe during the 19th century as a freak show exhibit due to her large bottom.
The more you know…
Oh, y’all like grills now? You think you look cool? Oh, ok.
KYLIZZLE MY NIZZLE
First of all, Kylie’s former Snapchat name was problematic AF. But, then she started wearing bandanas and selling Kylie Kamo (think, No Limit Solidier steez) and it was all downhill. In the words of Jay Z, “we don’t believe you, you need more people.”
Why, oh why did Kendall and Kylie ever think it would be a good idea to plaster their faces and initials on Biggie and Tupac t-shirts is beyond us. Like, who’s advising them? Kris, was that you, girl?
Look, we know Black people influence the world; we are the creators of cool. All we ask is that you give credit where it’s due.