The Kardashians have never been afraid to be experimental in their styles. In fact, more often than not, it seems that they choose their looks to attract attention, rather than to actually look good. But one thing that they've been repeatedly criticized for is their lax attitude to one aspect of fashion. The superstar sisters are keen to try out experimental styles, regardless of their history and this often leads to claims of cultural appropriation - where being trendy is placed at a higher importance than any social impact.
The latest problematic move that a Kardashian has made? Social media queen Kim Kardashian has come under fire for a photoshoot for 7Hollywood which many claim looks uncomfortably like blackface. See for yourself.
The Kardashians are a media force.They've all starred in one of the most successful realities shows of all time and each of the sisters has a massive influence on social media.
The Kardashian-Jenners are more than just influencers, though.They're truly impressive entrepreneurs and businesswomen. Whatever you think about them, you can't deny that they've done well for themselves.
Especially coming from pretty humble beginnings.
via: ShutterstockSure, they've always had an element of wealth and fame - but back when Keeping Up With The Kardashians started, the sisters certainly weren't the biggest Hollywood success story.
They've come a long way.
via: Getty ImagesAnd more and more, the family are being respected as major players, particularly in the realms of fashion and beauty.
But there's one thing that they just can't seem to get right.There's one aspect of the Kardashian family that even true stans have a hard time accepting.
The sisters have been called out time and time again.The reason? The family seems to have a pretty relaxed stance on the rather serious issue of cultural appropriation.
One of the sisters is the prime culprit.
@VogueRunway she did what???? https://t.co/ltps6ieJAE— 𝒎𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒉 ⭒ river road stangirl (@𝒎𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒉 ⭒ river road stangirl)1552677976.0
For example, this crimped ponytail debacle.
@VogueRunway you sure? https://t.co/jUPGehmWHe— #JusticeForBreonnaTaylor ˣ (@#JusticeForBreonnaTaylor ˣ)1552662160.0
But that hasn't been Kim's only issue.
And to make matters worse?
People weren't happy.This level of cultural insensitivity is hugely problematic, especially for a family with such a huge profile in the media.
And Kim is a repeat offender.
But Kim isn't the only culprit.
Khloe Kardashian channels Diana Ross and people have mixed feelings about it. https://t.co/Vu6LKALGQa https://t.co/nSPgFCed90— Good Morning America (@Good Morning America)1553706901.0
And it seems she hasn't learned her lesson.Because Khloe also repeated her offense with another controversial hair do.
The story started after she posted some snaps on her Instagram.
But fans noticed something about the images.Khloe wasn't sporting her signature sleek do - instead, she had opted to style her hair in cornrows.
And she didn't stop there.
And commenters didn't hold back.It's clear that many felt very strongly about Khloe's choice of hairstyle - and thought that she needed to know their opinions.
Khloe wasn't posing alone, either.
But, obviously, this isn't an excuse.One commenter wrote, "Having a black kid doesn't give you permission to appropriate black hair, you know. Just saying..."
Other comments cut straight to the point.One commenter wrote, "You not black stop with these hairstyles. It's a mockery and it's not cute." Others added, "Those cornrows AIN'T IT," and, "You ain't black sis!"
And now Kim has stepped into another controversy.
... And here's the photoshoot which has the whole internet talking.
The shoot was supposedly inspired by Elizabeth Taylor.
via: TwitterBut many saw these shots and immediately got the impression that Kim was channeling (or appropriating) black culture instead.
For one thing, her skin has been noticeably darkened.Whether it's a spray tan, strange lighting, or overuse of photoshop, it's not a stretch to say the model barely looks like Kim at all.
People were not having it.
@KimKardashian @7Hollywood_Mag @alixmalka @MakeupByMario @peter GIRL WHAT IN THE BLACKFACE FUCK IS THIS??? I’M SO… https://t.co/rAVEsCxMVS— ashley yates (@ashley yates)1576777630.0
People were calling her out left and right.
This is modern black face! This is retro black face! This is black face black face! Kim Kardashian wants to be blac… https://t.co/0LsMvoKBgB— Ororo Munroe’s Burner Account (@Ororo Munroe’s Burner Account)1576784075.0
And some think it goes deeper than just image.
How come nobody is talking about @KimKardashian’s black face 🥴 being married to a black man and having mixed babies… https://t.co/02g0NJM0TF— Tima K. (@Tima K.)1576786843.0
And some made this point.
The thing with Kim Kardashian and her family’s tireless history of cultural appropriation and Blackfishing is that… https://t.co/30ASZIMLB8— Wanna (@Wanna)1576780053.0
What do you think?
Something is deeply wrong with Kim Kardashian. Her obsession with Blackness is actually unhinged.— No Quarter Will Be Given (@No Quarter Will Be Given)1576783060.0