Kendall Jenner Stumbled In Controversy Again!
The fashion magazine has been accused of cultural appropriation for styling the 22-year-old model’s hair as what some people say looks like an afro.
Vogue posted two photos of Jenner with the contentious style ― which may be a wig ― to its Instagram account over the weekend.
The pictures, styled by Tonne Goodman, are from the magazine’s November issue and center around the creation of the Council of Fashion Designers of America/Vogue Fashion Fund.
“We’ve been told for so long that our natural hair is unprofessional and unkempt. In fact, we’re still being told,” one commenter wrote.
“Girls are getting suspended/expelled from school for having braids, the people on ‘Fashion Police’ said @zendaya looked like she smelled like patchouli and weed when she wore faux dreads on the red carpet,” the commenter added. “Now giving a white girl an Afro and all of a sudden it’s appropriate is another problem altogether.”
Others didn’t think Jenner’s hairstyle was as offensive as critics were making it out to be, saying it was just “curly hair teased out in a 1970s style” and didn’t “look like a ’fro.”
While Instagram users have both praised and criticized Vogue and Jenner, the magazine has spoken out to clarify the inspiration behind the photos.
In a statement obtained by E! News, Vogue said, “The image is meant to be an update of the romantic Edwardian/Gibson Girl hair which suits the period feel of the Brock Collection, and also the big hair of the ’60s and the early ’70s, that puffed-out, teased-out look of those eras. We apologize if it came across differently than intended, and we certainly did not mean to offend anyone by it.”
The dust seems to have mostly settled on her stumbles involving the doomed Fyre Festival and her viral-for-all-the-wrong-reasons Pepsi ad from April and May, but what’s October without a little controversy?