Kendall Jenner Draws Crazy Backlash for ‘Vogue’ Afro Photo
Here's hoping Kendall Jenner's got skin as thick as a gator's — once again, she's come under fire for cultural appropriation.
The model, who infamously drew blowback for a tone-deaf Pepsi campaign that made her the white messiah of a group of marginalized people of color, appeared in the latest issue of Vogue sporting what seems to be an afro. The magazine insisted it *wasn't* one, and that the 'do was meant to have a feel of an Edwardian. Unfortunately, few bought the excuse.
“Thing is u don’t have a Afro hunny so u can’t wear one,” one Twitter user wrote, while another noted" “If y’all wanted a model that didn’t look white y’all could’ve booked a girl of color.”
Ultimately, though Vogue wouldn't admit the look was a formal"afro," it apologized for potential insensitivity, according to Page Six.
“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 statement read. “We apologize if it came across differently than intended, and we certainly did not mean to offend anyone by it.”
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