Vague standards: Vogue apologizes for “controversial” Kendall Jenner photo

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Pay attention white girls: This is cultural appropriation…

 

While this is not…

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.”

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15 responses to “Vague standards: Vogue apologizes for “controversial” Kendall Jenner photo

  1. My my, it must be exhausting to constantly be offended, angry, and butt-hurt. People nowadays are always in search of something to be outraged about, and they choose the most ridiculous things to vent their anger at.

    I remember a few years ago, when the Twilight movies were big and magazines had pictures of people covered in blood on their covers. I wonder if vampires were offended by that cultural appropriation? I wouldn’t be surprised!

    This world would be a better place if people would cancel their magazine subscriptions, turn off their television, and stop worrying about what the demented Hollywood crowd approves of. These clowns have no real life, it’s only make believe.

     
    • You’ve got THAT right. Oh, the humanity. Someone gets……..OFFENDED? I’m offended every day by living through this contrived bunch of nonsense. The only people who don’t count are YT.

      YT should start painting their faces up like minstrels and doing Amos and Andy skits. I really don’t care what they think. Keep it up and I’ll care even less.

       
  2. Kevin J Lankford

    Just a little confused. I thought that she is one of those kardshians, and have at least some black blood.

    Any how, why should white women want to ‘down grade’.
    (if they insist on seeing it as an insult, I feel obliged to return in kind)

     
  3. Rachel Dolezal? Hell I cannot understand why white women want to look black and black women want to look white. Change the color and they’ll be the same shit in different color.

     
  4. Maybe blacks just feel self-conscious, and are defensive about what turf they think they have? Their attitude toward life is generally defensive in nature. It seems blacks struggle with a massive inferiority complex, and struggle mightily to exhibit a “I’m better than you” persona to compensate for that feeling of “lesser than”. It’s a mess, too, because only true acceptance by whites can alleviate that inferiority complex, but wow, check out Africa and the decay and rampant, endemic genocidal tendencies and it becomes apparent that “acceptance” might be impossible at best, and suicidal at worst.

     
    • Maybe they need to forget about “being black” and start working on being people. There is nothing in Africa to be proud of. That’s not YP’s fault. I’m more than a little sick of every left-handed, herniated, Hopi Indian whining and screeching about how badly they’ve been treated. Whaaaaa, boo hoo.

      If there’s a cure for “racism” its in not emphasizing race. Teaching people to believe they belong to a race, and not the human race, is damaging and a psychological ploy.

       
  5. She looks like Serena from Bewitched.

     
  6. CogitoErgoSumantra

    What “suggesting kids go out in black face for Halloween” did for Ms. Kelly:
    https://www.npr.org/2018/10/25/660644000/megyn-kelly-out-at-nbc-after-blackface-remarks (*There is no truth to that, just conjecture so far)

    Wow. How about the Millennial Gays’ analyses @1.37? Megyn’s apology? GAH!

    When Identity Politics is all you have… race (but don’t dare tell them there are multiple races), “gender”, “victim”, sexual deviance, hmmm… nothing about being exceptional or good at something because of one’s own hard work or studies.

    BTW, has anyone else ever checked Google etc. for the “7 Races of Man”, as I learned of in (public) school long ago? You know, there’s like one from each of the continents, each with specific defining anatomic features, driven by how our DNA gets expressed (our phenotype)… You can’t find it via Google. If you locate discussions on it, folks get shamed for trying to differentiate others according to “color” etc. Really bizarre. Fits in with the desire to melt borders.

    As I recall, we have Caucasian, Negroid, Hispanic, Arab, Oriental, East Indian, and probably Pacific Islanders (including West Indians), but not sure of that last race. But even among these, “new-agers” argue that Hispanics are *not* Latinos, not all Orientals are the same (and “that’s not a race; Asian is”, which is ridiculous), not all Negroids are the same (Haitian, S. American), etc. So they all have sub-divisions, but a single “race” per se. They call differences in appearance “ethnicity” or location. They deny difference in DNA expression — phenotype — as anything other than mutation and aberration. Sheesh.

    That just reeks of putting PC beliefs above science!

    And I’m STILL trying to decide why those same folks want to say we’re basically twins of the great apes, judging by DNA, when it’s CLEARLY not so. We (and fruit flies, among other organisms) may have the same sets of DNA base pairs, maybe even in similar positions coding for genes for arms, legs, eyes, etc.; but the way that DNA gets *expressed* is *severely* different, thankfully… otherwise we’d all be lucky to ever type out these posts…

    And the reason is because that’s how God planned it, which is likely why they refuse to believe there’s any differences in “man” and the rest of the animal kingdom; it would require submitting to God’s Will (and belief in Him before even getting to that point). Read the Bible, learn the science. Or just deny it.

     
  7. SICK TO DEATH OF THESE PRETENDERS TO THE ‘THRONE” of RACIAL INSULT.

    I am WHITE….(OMG COME TAKE ME AWAY NOW INTO CHAINS!!!!!) and both of my brothers (my red-headed mother…too) had “BRILLO-PAD hair”…one blonde/brown, one red/brown; I was born with red/brown silky, yet severely curling hair……like my brothers…without the brillo pad texture…..

    COME AND GET ME…..or as the Marines say….”Come and TAKE it.” WTF? Why are we concerned about a person’s hair-style being “cultural appropriation” when LEGIONS of Hispanics and Blacks and Asians and others males and females alike….have “blonded” their hair….or other colors? YOU ONLY HAVE TO GO TO YOUR LOCAL Walgreens Pharmacy to see the entire AISLE of products to turn the hair of a Black person/Asian/Hispanic from Black to Red or Blonde…..BUT THAT IS OK???????? KMWA

     
    • Long ago I worked in a (nationally known) company that makes hair dyes and other hair-care products. One of the lower-volume products was a hair-straightener for black people. It contained so much sodium hydroxide that we referred to it as “Afro-Drano”.

       

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