Kim Kardashian Accused Of Cultural Appropriation After Getting Braids

Emmett Rice
January 30, 2018

But for her recreation, Kim wore a more conservative white version.

If you don't know, Bo starred in the 1979 film 10, where she wore her blonde hair in beaded cornrows on the beach. Although a 1980 People article once cited Bo as a catalyst for making cornrows a "cross-cultural craze" and a "beauty store bonanza", styles like cornrows and Fulani braids have a long history as part of black culture, according to Ebony.

Some were annoyed that she called them her Bo Derek braids, branding her "disrespectful" and accusing of her cultural appropriation. Can someone tell her to stop appropriating our culture cause Kanye clearly ain't.

"I'm still a bit peeved on how @KimKardashian had the audacity to call these braids "Bo Derrick" braids", one person tweeted with an emoji rolling its eyes. Kim's now in hot water for braiding her hair into cornrows.

"You should be ashamed of yourself for calling your Fulani braids, boderick are truly a culture vulture", one critic said. One Twitter user wrote, "Like y'all, I'm really throwed".

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It's Monday, the sun is sparkling (some place) and Kim Kardashian is under flame for social allocation once more. The mother-of-three was called out for allegedly darkening her skin tone to promote her creme contour & highlight kit.

She later apologised for any offence caused, insisting she was simply "really tan" on the day of the shoot. Following the backlash, she gave a statement to the New York Times: "I would obviously never want to offend anyone".

The image, shot in Malibu, showed Kim stretched out and carefully posed against a rocky backdrop.

Kardashian's sisters Kylie Jenner and Khloé Karadashian have also been accused of cultural appropriation in the past for sporting cornrows and bantu knots.

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