Who'd have thought that Kendall Jenner's hair would be such a hot talking point? Because, let's be honest, it's just hair. But it seems to have really landed her in hot water.
Kendall is no stranger to controversy. The supermodel and reality-star has frequently hit the headlines for the wrong reasons and, on many occasions, for the same reason - cultural appropriation.
And it looks like the star hasn't learned her lesson as, once again, she's been causing a stir, this time for wearing her hair in cornrows - soliciting some extremely strong reactions online.
We don't know if she'll recover from this backlash. Keep scrolling to understand more about her problematic hair history and why this time may be the final straw.
Kendall Jenner has one of the most recognizable faces in the modeling industry.
But she's also part of one of the most famous families in the world.
via: GettyYou know who we're talking about... the Kardashians. Kendall has had an early introduction to fame and fortune, featuring on their reality show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, since she was barely even a teen.
But, now, the star mainly focuses on her booming modeling ventures.
But the star has managed to whip up quite a lot of controversy over the years.
For example, does anyone remember that Pepsi commerical?In 2017, the world watched, appalled, as Kendall Jenner brought a social justice protest to an end with one simple act - handing the police officer a can of Pepsi. As problematic goes, this was definitely up there.
The ill-judged ad faced worldwide criticism, and rightly so.The controversial commercial, which was promptly pulled following the backlash, insinuated that all the problems could be brought to a harmonious end with a can of the sugary soda - or, at least, that's the logic that we were presented with. But in a world wherein these are real issues affecting real people, the ad just appeared to distastefully trivialize the demonstrations fighting for good causes such as Black Lives Matter.
Of course, many viewers didn't take kindly to the commercial.
via: TwitterThe internet was in uproar after viewing the commercial, with many people shocked at the mere suggestion that we can put our differences aside over a can of Pepsi.
And, for her participation, Jenner paid the price.
But, sadly, this wasn't her only brush with controversy.
In 2016, the twenty-three-year-old found herself at the center of a cultural appropriation scandal.
via: GettyShe came under fire for being styled in dreadlocks at a Marc Jacobs runway show. The questionable show saw a whole host of mostly white models, including bestie, Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, and, of course, Kendall Jenner herself, donning pastel-colored, wool dreadlocks.
People accused the show of cultural appropriation for not crediting African American culture for inspiring the look.
via: GettyPeople took to Twitter to slam both the designer and the models for the distasteful appropriation of black culture. The designer did apologize but justified his poorly-judged choice by saying that the look was inspired by Harajuku girls, rave culture, and London style in the 1980s. Though many people don't buy it.
Once again, the star's hair landed her in trouble in October last year.Vogue shoot.
The internet was divided on who was to blame.
Kendall Jenner’s latest controversy 😬 I swear babygirl enjoys pissing black peoples off. I can’t even wait for h… https://t.co/1vYMX9gSIa— Ibrahim Banks 🤴🏽🥂 (@Ibrahim Banks 🤴🏽🥂)1540381590.0
And it seems like, once again, the star has been slammed for the exact same reason.Earlier this week, the supermodel shared a video to her Instagram story to give her followers a glimpse into her jealousy-inducing vacation with Hailey Baldwin and Justine Skye in Jamaica. But it seems like all people could notice was that the star had her hair styled in cornrows, a hairstyle popularized by black people, who are often discriminated against because of their hair.
It's a hairstyle that her famous sisters have frequently sported.
And with Kendall being the next to sport the hairstyle, she's also been accused of cultural appropriation.
His face is all of us when we saw Kendall Jenner’s hair... https://t.co/v90hQXRiKL— Mira (@Mira)1566740043.0
She clearly hasn't learned her lesson.
i hope her hair fucking falls out. https://t.co/2SJbZvhwgK— tina :) (@tina :))1566793934.0
Many Twitter users have been dragging the star.
saw kendall jenner wearing cornrows and I'm DISGUSTED. that shit is nasty omg— dais (@dais)1566626441.0
But others didn't see the problem.
@bucciaratiwhore Why should you care? Would you say the same thing about a black person straghtening their hair and having bangs?— Tyler Ellis (@Tyler Ellis)1567056334.0