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Kylie Jenner Accused of Cultural Appropriation After Sporting Her Hair in Twists

Kylie Jenner Accused of Cultural Appropriation After Wearing Her Hair in Twists


Kylie Jenner has been accused of cultural appropriation after debuting hair twists in a never-before-seen photograph shoot.

The Holding Up with the Kardashians star shared the picture on Friday, displaying her within the look, which is usually often known as a protecting type within the black neighborhood.

Kylie, 22, rapidly deleted the submit after backlash poured in, however the injury was already performed, in response to followers.

Kylie has not but publicly acknowledged the backlash and a rep for the truth star didn’t instantly reply to PEOPLE’s request for remark.

“She needs to be a black girl so dangerous,” one fan wrote on Twitter whereas a distinct consumer expressed “She finna declare this coiffure like they do the whole lot that’s not theirs.”

One other Twitter consumer mentioned the look wasn’t a “praise” as a result of “my ppl are nonetheless shedding jobs and seen as ‘ghetto’ for protecting hairstyles, whereas most white ppl see it as trend.”


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Whereas Kylie eliminated the submit from her social media accounts, trend photographers and brothers Luca and Alessandro Morelli, who took the shot, and Jenner’s make-up artist Ariel Tejada saved the photograph on their respective pages.

“Comfortable New Yr Folks!” the Morelli brothers captioned the shot, utilizing the hashtag “#GwenStefani.”

Tejada revealed in his caption that Stefani, 50, was the inspiration behind the look.

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“Omggg #TBT to this by no means earlier than seen pic of this look @TokyoStylez and I did on The King @KylieJenner Our reference was Gwen Stefani 🤍🤍 #makeupbyariel #kyliejenner 📸– @morellibrothers,” Tejada wrote, tagging Jenner’s hairstylist Tokyo Stylez.

The incident comes a couple of months after Kendall Jenner was slammed for carrying cornrows — for the second time.

Kendall, 24, was photographed with the braids on Aug. 23 whereas out in Los Angeles.

She was additionally seen carrying the type, historically tied to black tradition, in a number of Instagram Tales that subsequent day, shared each to her web page and Kylie’s web page.

Customers on Twitter have been fast to name her out, many mentioning how white ladies don’t face the identical stage of discrimination black ladies face when carrying cornrows.

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“I’m EXHAUSTED of white folks continually appropriating black tradition and carrying hairstyles that we’re at all times ridiculed/ chastised for having and simply doing it as a result of they need to ‘look totally different’ or ‘stand out,’ ” wrote one consumer. “We put on these hairstyles to PROTECT our pure hair from damages however they wanna put on it as a result of it seems cool. It shouldn’t be worn by them interval.”

One other famous Kendall’s earlier controversies, claiming, “She by no means learns.”