Another day, another Kardashian scandal and boy, is this one a doozy. Cultural appropriation is a very real issue today, and one star is calling out Kylie Kardashian, reality star turned entrepreneur for her lack of sensitivity. Wikipedia defines cultural appropriation as ““Cultural appropriation is the adoption of elements of one culture by members of a different cultural group, especially if the adoption is of an oppressed people’s cultural elements by members of the dominant culture.”
You may remember actress Amandla Stenberg from Hunger Games, though she’s most recently been thrust into the spotlight for her friendship (courtship?) with Jayden Smith. The actress was none too pleased with Kylie sporting cornrows on social media, so she did what everyone with an issue this day does…leaves a comment. A very eloquent comment indeed, Stenberg took issue with Kylie using cornrows for fashion, saying: ““When u appropriate black features and culture but fail to use ur position of power to help black Americans by directing attention towards ur wigs instead of police brutality or racism #whitegirlsdoitbetter”
Kylie’s response? Probably one of the most juvenile retorts possible, ending it with “Go hang with Jayden”. If that was supposed to be some kind of insult, it could really use some work. Not only is it laughable, but Kylie seems to minimize the argument to one centered around a boy.
While we don’t necessarily believe Kylie meant harm with her cornrows, Stenberg’s reaction brings up interesting questions that deserve answers. We thinks it’s about time the Kardashians open their eyes a bit to the world around them. Their views on life do seem somewhat skewed.
Photo: Kylie Jenner/Instagram
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