Kim Kardashian blasted for cultural appropriation after she wears Indian forehead jewellery to church
Kim Kardashian seems to have hurt the sentiments of her fans after her recent Instagram post. The 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' star took to Instagram to post a picture where she is seen wearing a white gown paired with the traditional Indian head jewelry piece known as maang tika. Several people immediately lashed out at the star for her cultural misappropriation since, in an attempt to keep up her reputation as a fashion icon, she probably forgot to consider the culture's sentiments in the first place.
Fans have been completely disappointed with the post, where she wrote, "Sunday Service Vibe 📷 @elirusselllinnetz." Several fans commented on the post indicating their disapproval upon her wearing the headpiece. One fan stated, "So no one's gonna call out Kim Kardashian on cultural appropriation for wearing Indian jewellery but when it comes to a non-black person wearing dreadlocks, the Internet goes up in flames 🙄🙄." Another fan wrote, "You disrespected Indian food and culture on your show years ago! Dont like Indian food ... calling it disgusting.... dont wear jewellery like an Indian woman."
Disgruntled fans brought up an old episode of 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' where Kim had said that she thinks Indian food is "disgusting." Fans were enraged and took to flooding her timeline with posts telling her what they thought of her tastes and accused her of cultural misappropriation then as well. One fan had written, "Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner called Indian food 'so disgusting.' Seriously? You don't have to like it, [but] don't be rude."
However, Kim took to her blog (now defunct) to explain that it was only the food which apparently disgusted her and not the people. She wrote in her defence, "In NO way was [my comment] intended as an insult to the Indian people or their culture. This is just my own personal taste."
This is certainly not the first time a Kardashian has been accused of cultural misappropriation. Khloe Kardashian had her own share when she posted a picture of her in a niqab during a visit to Dubai. Fans were enraged as Khloe sort of treated the piece of clothing as a costume.
One fan had mentioned, "No, you don't have to wear it in the UAE. The only country that requires wearing abbaya and headscarf is Saudi Arabia." She was also criticized for treating a traditional Native-American headdress as a costume. One fan had commented, "I bet Khloe does not have a clue of what that headdress represents of signifies."