Khloé Kardashian Wore Marc Jacobs Dreadlocks, Twitter Reacts
You'd think people would have learned their lesson that cultural appropriation always backfires, especially on Halloween.
(Please stop wearing Native American headdresses and blackface. Literally there is no reason for you to do this...)
Hopefully, we won't see it tonight when we go out to get incredibly, responsibly drunk, but Khloé Kardashian has already given us a taste of cultural appropriation in the name of "the hottest beauty looks from the Spring runway."
See me try the hottest beauty looks from the Spring runway shows https://t.co/TaaKzm1lRN — Khloé (@khloekardashian) October 31, 2016
Many wondered just why the designer chose to have white models wear the fake dreadlocks when he could have easily featured black models who actually had real dreadlocks.
But, you know, racism.
Out of all the looks you could have copped, why would you go with one that had so many people talking and not in a good way?
As you can safely assume, people went in on the reality TV star on Twitter.
To put it bluntly, Khloé...
Bob Vance of Vance Refrigeration had some very strong words.
People even used her own sister in GIF form to throw shade.
@khloekardashian pic.twitter.com/HRAP82h75w — leah (@94truman) October 31, 2016
The images of Khloé wearing the dreadlocks were photoshopped, so there were multiple people involved who could have shut this shit down.
Khloé even commented on a picture of Kendall walking in the dreadlocks, saying,
How cute is my little Kenny with her dreads walking in the show?!
@radical.lizeth @emmelephant and all who cry 'cultural appropriation' or whatever nonsense about any race or skin color wearing their hair in any particular style or manner — funny how you don't criticize women of color for straightening their hair. I respect and am inspired by people and how they look. I don't see color or race — I see people. I'm sorry to read that so many people are so narrow-minded ... Love is the answer. Appreciation of all and inspiration from anywhere is a beautiful thing. Think about it.
This is honestly one of the most tone-deaf explanations I have ever heard. Of course, people continued to drag him until he posted the following message on Instagram:
…and I thank you for expressing your feelings. I apologize for the lack of sensitivity unintentionally expressed by my brevity. I wholeheartedly believe in freedom of speech and freedom to express oneself though art, clothes, words, hair, music...EVERYTHING. Of course I do 'see' color but I DO NOT discriminate. THAT IS A FACT! Please continue to express your feelings freely but do it kindly. Nothing is gained from spreading hate by name calling and bullying.