Kylie Jenner accused of cultural appropriation for sharing photo with braids, deletes post after backlash
Just two days into the new year, reality TV star Kylie Jenner has already found herself in troubled waters.
The mother of one seems to have quickly deleted an Instagram post after being accused of cultural appropriation. She had taken to her Instagram story to share the controversial photo which is a picture from her February 2019 Paper magazine photoshoot, done by photographers Luca and Alessandro Morelli. Kylie had her hair styled in twisted braids which is a style commonly used and popularized by black women.
One comment on the post pointed out how Kylie had deleted it from her profile. The comment read, "Kylie posting this and then deleting it immediately because of the hate is just sad." Another follower chimed in, "She's smart to put this on her story and not main feed lol."
According to the photographers, the look had been inspired by Gwen Stefani and is very similar to one that the 'Rich Girl' singer had sported in the 2000 video for Moby's South Side. The video has been described by Moby's official YouTube channel as "an over the top, extreme quasi-parody of your standard hip-hop video."
The video led to Stefani facing accusations of appropriation from Indian, native American and Latino culture groups.
Back in 2015, Kylie faced similar backlash for sharing a picture of herself with cornrows. She had captioned the image, "I woke up like disss." Around two years later in 2017, she and her sister Kendall were slammed for appropriating Chola culture in a campaign picture for their joint clothing line 'Kendall + Kylie'.
Kylie was named the 'youngest self-made billionaire' last year by Forbes and was called out once again for profiting from black culture.
She has not been the only member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan to receive backlash over the years. Her sister Kim Kardashian also made headlines after being accused of the same.