Remember that time Kylie Jenner posted a photo of herself with dreads?
Well, it seems as if those faux locs were for her first solo cover for Teen Vogue. In the desert-set spread, the youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner clan is seen rocking a number of military-inspired ensembles with her own chic and trendy twist. But, it’s the faux locs that have everyone talking.
It almost seems ill-timed in the wake of Amandla Stenberg’s viral video lesson on cultural appropriation, but this isn’t the first time the 17-year-old’s looks have been the topics of discussion lately. From allegations of having lip injections to a nose job and other under the knife, cosmetic surgeries, Kylie can’t seem to evade controversy.
In the past month, the teenager was also under major fire for a photo she posted on Instagram where her skin tone was darkened by what she explains as “black light,” with the caption, “What I wish I looked like all the time.” After this photo was posted many claimed that Kylie’s photoshoot was an example of modern day blackface.
And now, we’re wondering where to place this new ‘do? (Or her fellow model’s multi-colored cornrows). Is this yet another instance where cultural appropriation is being overlooked? Or is Kylie just expressing herself?
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