By this point, it’s safe to say Kim Kardashian West is no stranger to controversy. Her latest move, which earned her the ire of the Twitter-verse, was attributing her new hairstyle to Bo Derek, a white actress who wore braids in the 1979 movie 10.
While the social media star has caught flak for cultural appropriation in the past, it’s the fact that Kardashian West has falsely attributed a black woman’s hairstyle to a white woman that has provoked a harsh reaction on Twitter.
On her Snapchat story, Kardashian West told her followers “so guys, I did Bo Derek braids and I’m really into it.”
Twitter users were quick to point out that her comments were more than just cultural appropriation, with some calling them racist “erasure” for failing to properly credit the history and culture behind the hairstyle. Notably, Kim also became embroiled in a spat with Lindsay Lohan, who didn’t take too kindly to the shoot, saying she was “confused.”
Check out some of the reactions below.
People were not happy
While others had jokes
Lindsay Lohan and Kim even exchanged words on Instagram
But some came to Kim’s defence
Of course, she still had the last word
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- All Images Courtesy of: Kim Kardashian West / Instagram