Kim Kardashian is doing it again. The reality star gave credit to a white man even though a Black woman braided her hair.
At this point, we shouldn’t be surprised. The 39-year-old celeb has been rocking a new braided hairstyle, which she wore during her trip to Paris last week. Per usual, the Black community called out the starlet’s braids, saying Kardashian was on her culture vulture swag once again. But Georgetown professor Stephanie A. Kimou pointed out that not only is Kardashian stealing from the Black community, she’s also not crediting the Black women who help her achieve the looks she so blatantly steals.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
According to Kimou, Kardashian’s glam squad did none of the work on her head; it was all the craftsmanship of her good friend and well-known Black hairstylist, Ciara Constenoble. Constenoble has done hair for several celebs including Mary J. Blige, Solange Knowles, Janelle Monae and more. She also blessed Kardashian with her skills, yet the credit was given to white hairstylist Chris Appleton.
Kimou took to Instagram to explain the situation in a post that read: ”Let’s talk about anti-blackness this morning. I need to discuss appropriation and theft of our culture, our vernacular, our vibes, our lips, our hair, our essence. My sister #ciaracoiffure is an AMAZING celebrity hairstylist in Paris who styled Janelle Monae therealmaryjblige saintrecords kelelam and other sisters well Ciara was called in at the last minute to gift KKW with the style above for her husband’s fashion show last week. In a room full of white folks, she gave KKW this style, with her uninspiring hair stylist @chrisappleton1 looking on in awe, I’m sure. And guess what your favorite white girl Kim does this week? Tags said uninspiring white stylist to give him credit for these black ass cornrows!”
She continued, “I know every black woman reading this is #disappointedbutnotsurprised at this disgusting behavior. The issue with white women like the KKW is they do not respect black culture, they see it as a style which is taken off and put back on, and that’s what makes them so damn dangerous. The ERASURE OF BLACK WOMEN’S work discredits our community, takes money out of our pockets, and continues the white supremacist cycles that social media then spreads to the masses. Elevating problematic, clueless, dangerous white women needs to, to do your part to dismantle this shit.”
As Bossip reports, if you go to Kardashian’s page, you will not see Constenoble tagged. But it appears she has taken the tags out of her post completely. Constenoble has yet to respond, but she has been promoting her work on her own page. The Kardashian/Jenner clan seems to be on a culture vulture high, as they were just called out last week for stealing one of young rapper #ZaZa’s beats without crediting her.