Kim Kardashian is being called out for cultural appropriation--again.
Over the weekend, Kardashian posted a video of herself, sporting blonde Fulani braids with beads, bragging that she got “Bo Derek braids and I’m really into it.” Bo Derek is a white actress who famously sported cornrows in the 1979 film 10.
Black Twitter was quick to school Kardashian on the facts:
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. pic.twitter.com/Nd2NHt7aOB— Pink India👩🏾💼 (@Yoldeeee) January 29, 2018
Kim Kardashian on snap talking bout her Fulani braids are “Bo-Derek braids”, while she got 3 black children I CANT tonight 🙃😑— Eliza Bennet (@smASHing_hearts) January 29, 2018
Some took the time to explain why they were upset:
to understand why black women are so upset over Kim Kardashian’s braids, you have to look deeper than the superficial. It was/ still is ghetto on me, but it’s high fashion/couture on Kim. that’s the underlying concept.— alexis 🌱 (@udonlex) January 29, 2018
first of all, fuck you @KimKardashian for wearing cornrows and calling them "Boderrick braids". second of call fuck you again for crediting the creation of "boderrick braids" to a white woman who was culturally appropriating cornrows to begin with.— Queen (@poeticsoulinme) January 29, 2018
And others were just tired:
im so tired with the whole kim kardashian does something ignorant, black women tell her, she feigns innocence and apologizes, and repeats the whole cycle 2 months later IM T I R E D pic.twitter.com/LWe8r2IyUa— 🇳🇬la reina (@queeneeks) January 29, 2018
kim kardashian lookin like the GOOFIEST bitch alive with those braids on her head I’m sick and tired man I really am— pcyasmine (@yeoIniceskrt) January 29, 2018
In the midst of all the drama, Kim had a few supporters:
What’s the problem with Kim Kardashian having braids? Stop making nothing into something.— Li. (@wishleeluck) January 29, 2018
y’all fake woke ass people are irritating af! Kim Kardashian having her hair in braids is not the end of the damn world. It’s a fucking hairstyle people— queen. (@jaeedivinee) January 29, 2018
My fellow Black women: Do y’all honestly get offended when Kim Kardashian wears braids? Or are you offended because it’s the popular thing to do?— Myleeza (@MyleezaKardash) January 29, 2018
you guys get pressed over literally anything Kim Kardashian does most likely because you’re miserable and not happy. it’s literally braids. you guys make it seem like she said some racial shit. take a seat fatasses. pic.twitter.com/2D6532N5fN— karter kardash 🥂 (@kartercarter1) January 29, 2018