Kendall Jenner and Vogue Called Out For Cultural Appropriation…Again

After Kendall Jenner’s racially insensitive Pepsi commercial, the backlash over her Vogue India cover, and of course, the unauthorized use of Tupac and Biggie’s likeness, the Kardashian-adjacent supermodel has, once again, found herself in the middle of a controversy over cultural appropriation.

In the most recent incident, Kendall is facing backlash for posing for Vogue with teased hair to resemble an afro and plumped limps, when in reality, the magazine could have just hired a black woman with naturally thick hair.

“Why was her hair teased into a fro when you could use an actual MODEL WITH NATURAL HAIR,” one user wrote, under the Vogue photo, which celebrated the magazine’s CFDA Fashion Fund.

“Next time a person with actual freckles and an afro that would be [fire] Vogue,” another wrote.

“Really an afro on a Caucasian model,” a user wrote. “Stop doing this Vogue, it’s getting ridiculous. Hire a model with natural Afro hair.”

“Or instead of forcing Kendall down our throats every month, get a model with a natural afro and freckles,” another said.

In another photo celebrating the fund that gave upcoming American designers a platform for the last fifteen years, Jenner poses with Imaan Hammam, who has a fringe cut, while Kendall rocks a frizzy fro.

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