Kylie and Kendall Jenner

Kardashian/Jenner's accused of appropriating Black Culture

The famous reality TV family has been accused of appropriating Black Culture to benefit their brands. The latest accusation comes after Kylie appeared on Cardi B's music video. But it's not the first time the family faces these type of accusations. Read more on it below.

  • Jenner appears in rapper Cardi B's new single titled WAP.
  • The song is the first single of the rapper's second studio album set to be released later this year. It's also the rapper's first release of 2020.
  • The song is a little over 4 minutes, Kylie appears about 1:40  minute into the video.
  • Her scene is silent and it lasts about 20 seconds.

Starting with Kim Kardashian who was heavily criticized for appearing with darker skin on the cover of Interview Magazine in 2017 when she embodied former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy with her daughter North. To color ones face darker is known as blackface of 'blackfish' which is derived from the term 'catfish' and means to pretend to be someone you're not.

Kim Kardashian made her skin look darker to portray Jacqueline Kennedy

In 2018 again Kim made headlines for wearing her hair in braids to the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. Kardashian said it was a Bo Derek look but criticism came anyways stating the style originated in West Africa long before Derek.

MTV Video Music Awards, 2018

Kendall Jenner also received harsh backlash for her 2017 Pepsi ad in which she hands a Pepsi to a police officer. The ad was supposed to convey a message of unity, peace and understanding. Clearly Bernice King, aughter of Martin Luther King Jr., didn't agree. She commented "If only Daddy would have known about the power of #Pepsi."

The 2017 Pepsi ad was removed after heavy criticism

In 2014 Kylie Jenner posted a photo of a Black entrepreneur with blue hair. Months later Jenner was wearing blue hair extensions and selling them in partnership with Bellami hair company, but never credited the entrepreneur.

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