Kim Kardashian Says Her Decision to Wear Cornrows Was 'Okay,' So That's That

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Kim Kardashian is not sorry about wearing her hair in cornrows to the MTV Movie and TV Awards last month, an act which she said came from “a real place of love and appreciation.”

“I’ve definitely had my fair share of backlash when I’ve worn braids. I’ve been fortunate to be able to travel around the world and see so many different cultures that have so many different beauty trends,” she said during a panel at Sunday’s BeautyCon.

Here’s her full quote:

My daughter actually loves braids, like this last time I wore [them], she helps me pick out a look and will show me pictures. I just think if it comes from a place of love and you’re using it as cultural inspiration, then I think it is okay. Sometimes I think maybe if you don’t communicate where you got the inspiration from — and I’ve done that in the past — then people might not understand it. But yeah, I think as long as it comes from a place of love and you’re getting inspired, then it is okay.


NB: “North made me do it.”


I kind of wish Miguel and the Yeti he’s wearing would scoot over a bit so we could actually see the insane black sand beach featured on his Instagram, but I guess that’s too much to ask.

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Am I the only person who struggles with cultural appropriation uproar? I thought different cultures mixing and borrowing from each other was the point of living in a diverse society. Is it reasonable to assume that people of different cultures living together would wall off the ability of their culture being used by others?