Echo Lawrence - December 14, 2021
Kim Kardashian recently made the news when she made it very clear that she will not be getting back together with her almost ex-husband Kanye West. The 40 year old filed legal paperwork to change her marital status to single, officially. The star is also dropping her West last name..which makes sense since she is rebranding her Kim Kardashian West beauty brand. Kanye is somewhere crying and blaming Pete Davidson and thats ok.
Kim is back in the news today after sitting down with i-D magazine where she spoke about her long history of cultural appropriation and said that she has learned and grown over the years.
"Obviously, I would never do anything to appropriate any culture. But I have in the past got backlash from putting my hair in braids and I understand that. Honestly, a lot of the time it comes from my daughter asking us to do matching hair. And I’ve had these conversations with her that are like, “Hey, maybe this hairstyle would be better on you and not on me.” But I also want her to feel that I can do a hairstyle with her and not make it that big of a deal either if that’s something that she’s really asking for, and really wants."
Kim previously came under fire for being a culture vulture multiple times, including when she named her clothing brand Kimono , wore cornrows multiple times and wore very dark bronzer on a few occasions. Kim is always quick to remind us of her Armenian roots, explaining that it's possible to wear your hair braided without the intention of appropriating a different culture!
"But I’ve learned and grown over the years, and figured out good ways to communicate with all my kids about all this. I’ve definitely learned over time, and I’ve tried to pass that culture of learning onto my kids too, but then there’s also a history of braiding hair in Armenia, and people forget that I am Armenian as well."