Kim Kardashian Got Cornrows and People Have a LOT of Feelings

Calvin Saunders
January 30, 2018

"So, guys, I did Bo Derek braids, and I'm really into it", Kim said in a Snapchat video, referencing Derek's iconic role in the 1979 film 10.

"I was really tan when we shot the images, and it might be that the contrast was off".

Fulani braids are a style of cornrows that usually consists of braids with beads.

"Kim Kardashian should have learned by now how to properly deal with black culture and considering she has three black kids this behaviour is disturbing", one person tweeted.

Nearly immediately, several social media users accused the mother-of-three of "cultural appropriation" for wearing a traditionally black hairstyle, and for giving credit to a white woman.

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By that, we literally just mean cornrows on a white chick. "The unpredictable plaiting of the hair showed the clan you had a place with", Toni Love, a cosmetologist, stylist, teacher and creator, said in a meeting with Ebony a year ago. Cornrows on women date back to at least 3000 B.C. and as far back as the nineteenth century for men, particularly in Ethiopia. Kim's now in hot water for braiding her hair into cornrows. If a wealthy white woman like Kim does it, it has no effect on her. These why culture appropriation trash.

Some were annoyed that she called them her Bo Derek braids, branding her "disrespectful" and accusing of her cultural appropriation. Also, how many times is that family gonna get dragged for them to stop appropriating other people's culture.

The controversial snap comes seven months after Kim was accused of sporting blackface in an image for her KKW Beauty line.

Exactly five years back, she posted a photograph of herself with her hair meshed and called the look "Bo Derek interlaces".

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