Kendall Jenner Accused of Cultural Appropriation in Today’s Star Sightings
Kendall Jenner is in hot water again.
Just weeks after she faced backlash for using Tupac Shakur’s image without consent on a t-shirt for her fashion line, the model has been accused of being a “cultural vulture” for appropriating Mexican-American culture.
In an Instagram photo posted on the Kendall + Kylie clothing line account she shares with sister Kylie Jenner, a faceless woman can be seen modeling flowing an oversized plaid shirt with the top two buttons fastened over a lace bustier — a style largely associated with Latina women who embraced the chola subculture.
— 🇲🇽Chica Picante🌶 (@lipstickittty) August 26, 2017
I’m happy more people are learning to accept & appreciate the beautiful culture, but people gotta stop stealing shit 🙃🙃
— Sarah Fowler ☾ (@graveyard_chick) August 27, 2017
lmao first black culture and now chola culture pic.twitter.com/bedKmnrlzw
— kelsey llama (@kelseylamae) August 26, 2017
If they’re going to appropriate culture they could at least be like “hey guys our new clothing line is inspired by latinx culture!”
— Aurora Morice (@iluvpieandlife) August 27, 2017
The post has since been deleted from the Instagram. However, the $145 top is still for sale on the Kendall + Kylie website.
As many know, this is not the first time the girls have been called out for seemingly stealing from another person’s culture for their gain. In 2015, Kylie infamously sparked the wrath of the black community when she wore cornrows. When she was called out by Everything, Everything star Amandla Stenberg for the faux pas, the lip queen queen quickly dismissed her and poked fun of the actress’ relationship with ex-boyfriend Jaden Smith.
“Mad if I don’t, Mad if I do,” she wrote. “Go hang w Jaden or something.”