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Kim Kardashian has angered fans and has been accused of cultural appropriation, after sharing pictures of her new braided hairstyle on her Instagram.
The 37-year-old mum of three faced a lot of criticism when she shared pictures of her new braided hairstyle on social media, claiming it was inspired by actress Bo Derek’s hair in the 1979 film, 10.
“So guys, I did Bo Derek braids, and I’m really into it,” she said about her new hairstyle.
Many fans were furious and were quick to point out that credit should be given to the Fulani people of East and West Africa, instead of Bo Derek. They also referenced other people who rocked the hairstyle long before Bo Derek…
@KimKardashian you look very cute with the braids…. but you need to realize they were #FulaniBraids before they were Bo Derek’s….. the lack of appreciation for this iconic black culture look is why they call you a culture vulture. #comeon
Kim Kardashian got on Fulani braids and called them “Bo Derek” braids. These why culture appropriation trash. Also, how many times is that family gonna get dragged for them to stop appropriating other people’s culture. This why Beyonce don’t like her stiff lips ass.
The hairstyle Bo Derek wore was the way many Black Women wore their Hair in the 70’s way before Bo Derek’s stylist was inspired by these women to do the style. The point is Give Credit where it’s due. Pics of these Braids are seen all over social Media on Black girls these days
I’m confused why Kim K can’t acknowledge black culture when she copies it nonstop. She called them “Boderrick braids” when they are clearly cornrows/Fulani braids. Just respect/understand/acknowledge the culture (whatever it is) when you represent it.
Kim isn’t the only family member to get into trouble for racially insensitive social media posts…
Younger sister Kylie Jenner faced a lot of backlash back in 2015 for sporting cornrows, while Khloe Kardashian also rubbed people up the wrong way for posting a picture of herself wearing Bantu knots and capturing it “Bantu babe”.
When will they learn?!