The reality star angers black women by crediting a white woman for a traditionally African hairstyle.
Kim Kardashian debuted her blonde "Bo Derek braids" on Snapchat Sunday and was promptly slammed for cultural appropriation.
"So guys I did Bo Derek braids and I'm really into it," she said, referring to the white actress and model who was a pop culture icon in the '70s.
Her critics didn't necessarily mind the traditionally African cornrows on Kim, but rather that she credited the look to a white woman.
"I'm 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 I'M T I R E D," one black woman tweeted . "If y'all don't know what's wrong with cultural appropriation at this point, it's not because you're uneducated, you're simply not listening when black women are telling you something."
Lindsay Lohan simply commented, "I am confused," to which the reality star clapped back: "You know what's confusing? Your sudden foreign accent."
This isn't the first time Kim has been dragged for racial insensitivity. It was just last summer that she was accused of wearing "blackface" in her KKW Beauty Line advertisement. The reality star later apologized and stated that she was just really tan at the time the photographs were taken so it could enhance the dramatic contour products that she was selling.
See a sampling of the most angry reactions below:
Kim Kardashian about to hear it from black twitter. She’ll have them braids out by Tuesday, along with an apology saying how she didn’t mean to offend anyone. pic.twitter.com/l5cq4e7wg5— T'Challa (@TheudasButts) January 29, 2018
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
Lindsay Lohan's comment sums up Kim Kardashian's new hair so well! pic.twitter.com/Y8nIkxszJ3— Perez (@ThePerezHilton) January 29, 2018
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
if y’all don’t know what’s wrong with cultural apporiation at this point it’s not because you’re uneducated. you’re simply not listening when black women are telling you something. pic.twitter.com/qhjVAFToES— 🇳🇬la reina (@queeneeks) January 29, 2018
YOU CANNOT TAKE SOMETHING FROM ANOTHER CULTURE GIVE IT A NEW NAME AND ACT LIKE YOU INVENTED THATS NOT HOW IT WORKS pic.twitter.com/75LFkNjlus— 🇳🇬la reina (@queeneeks) January 29, 2018
braids are very important part of black culture and black women are literally persecuted for it in the workplace every. fucking. day. don’t tell us it’s not that serious when it literally costs us our livelihood. pic.twitter.com/OAAvGaMIdN— 🇳🇬la reina (@queeneeks) January 29, 2018
me waiting for twitter to find out about kim kardashian and this whole braids situation pic.twitter.com/azetaguCM8— sev (@sevenmuns) January 29, 2018
if Kim Kardashian doesn’t deactivate pic.twitter.com/ItRW3t597T— jessica🌵 (@devilinbetween) January 29, 2018
Hey my loves, just saw a pic of Kim Kardashian in braids and beads please don’t show it to me again pic.twitter.com/TvvXqe0re7— anita faker (@sportyidk) January 29, 2018
Kim Kardashian is currently on snap doing that culture vulture thing again— Olivia Benson (@AshByrdie) 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
kim kardashian looks stupid asf with those braids and beads, the level of disrespect doesn’t phase her tho 🤷🏽♀️— joey brokea$$ (@shadia1975) January 27, 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
Dear Kim Kardashian— Jessica Nicole (@ImJESS_SayinTho) January 29, 2018
Your “new hairstyle” is not NEW nor are they Bo Derek braids because she didn’t create the shit...
Call them what they are and quit appropriating OUR HAIRSTYLES AS NEW! 😒 pic.twitter.com/c1uR3dWnRL
Kim Kardashian is a troll for getting these braids in her biscuit ass head. Her bird ass just tryna stir the pot.— MilitantVegan (@lexpurp) January 29, 2018
Kim Kardashian really said “Bo Derek braids” knowing damn well what she was doing pic.twitter.com/zuBeNCLh6k— Nicole (@NICOLEJMXO) January 29, 2018