Why is it ok for non-white girls to imitate a white girls’ look?
And why can’t a girl just mix it up a bit and do whatever she wants with her own hair?
Liberals and their hypersensitive standards…
From Hollywood Reporter: Vogue is back in the hot seat after a pair of Instagram posts displaying Kendall Jenner in an Afro-like hairstyle were accused of cultural appropriation.
“The image is meant to be an update of the romantic Edwardian/Gibson Girl hair which suits the period feel of the Brock Collection, and also the big hair of the ’60s and the early ’70s, that puffed-out, teased-out look of those eras,” the Conde Nast publication said in a statement to E! News on Tuesday. “We apologize if it came across differently than intended, and we certainly did not mean to offend anyone by it.”
The instigating images — promotional photos for the publication’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund — showed Jenner wearing a curly, voluminous hairstyle that many interpreted as being a take on an Afro. In a post on Thursday, Jenner posed with model Imaan Hammam, whose hair was styled straight. In a subsequent post about the Fashion Fund on Saturday Jenner posed alone in the hairstyle.
“FOR YEARS WE have been penalized about our looks and especially our hair, It is a slap in the face when non-Blacks try to imitate our look,” one Instagram user wrote in a comment on the initial photo.
“I like Kendall but why didn’t they use an ethnic model who has hair like that,” another wrote of the initial photo.
American Vogue and a few of its sister publications have come under fire multiple times in the past year for features accused of cultural appropriation or sending a tone-deaf message. A Vogue Italia cover was accused of showing model Gigi Hadid in “blackface” in May, while last year Vogue Arabia sparked controversy for styling Rihanna in Queen Nefertiti-like garments. The same publication was called tone-deaf when it featured Saudi Princess Hayfa bint Abdullah Al Saud in a photo this year showing her behind the wheel of a car: The feature celebrated the lifting of driving restrictions for women in Saudi Arabia, but the princess’ father, the late king, enforced the women-only driving ban.
Earlier this year, American Vogue angered some women’s advocates online when it published a sympathetic story about Harvey Weinstein’s wife, Georgina Chapman, in May. In an editor’s letter, Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour wrote, “blaming her for any of it, as too many have in our gladiatorial digital age, is wrong.”