Marie Claire met #BlackTwitter on Wednesday, after the magazine tweeted a picture of Kendall Jenner wearing her hair partially cornrowed and labeling the style as “bold” and “epic.”
The intense outrage came from the audacity of the magazine praising Kendall for a “new” hairstyle that she didn’t create. The color of her skin and her family’s affinity to the African American culture didn’t help the case at all.
As a result, #BlackTwitter quickly voiced their disgust with the magazine’s tweets, created hilarious meme’s, and created #EpicBraidLevels.
Seems as if the Marie Claire may need to diversify their writing team. Any woman of color on staff would know cornrows have been around for ages and that there is nothing “bold” or “epic” about them.
After much criticism from the black community, Marie Claire offered up an apology:
What do you think? Accidental racism or just a case of poor wording?
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