By: Multi-Media Personality ThyRealTKay
The Hunger Games star Amandla Stenberg took Kylie Jenner the youngest sister of Kim Kardashian to task on Instagram when Jenner posted a photo of her new hairstyle: cornrows
“I woke up like disss,” Jenner captioned the pic, and Stenberg, who has a history of speaking out about race issues, especially racial appropriation, was quick to respond in a pretty harsh way. Amandla commented, “When u appropriate black features and culture but fail to use ur position of power to help black Americans by directing attention towards ur wigs instead of police brutality or racism #whitegirlsdoitbetter.”
Jenner wasn’t going for it though, and replied to Amandla comment saying
“@amandlastenberg Mad if I dont , Mad if I do …. Go hang w Jaden or something ,” referencing Jaden Smith , who was Stenberg’s prom date. Neither star has addressed the situation, but fans had a lot to say and they have even stepped in to join a racially charged debate in the photo’s comments on social media.
“When people act like racism doesn’t exist is the same as walking past a person lying on the floor in agony. You see that person in pain you just chose to ignore it. Culture appropriations is a form of racism when done in a negative light,” one user commented.
Another added, “This is why I do not support the Kardashians.”
Still others spoke in support of Jenner, many saying they didn’t see what all the drama was about.
What do you think about Kylie Jenner wearing cornrows? Do you agree that she should back away from appropriating a historically black style?