Kendall Jenner In Some Hot Water After Her ‘Afro’ Photo Shoot With Vogue
Kendall Jenner loves controversy, huh? We’re sure you all remember how much heat she took for her terrible commercial with Pepsi last year. The ad unintentionally trivialized the Black Lives Matter movement and Pepsi was forced to pull the ad after the backlash.
Now Jenner is causing more outrage. She was featured in a Vogue photo shoot sporting an afro.
“The supermodel appears in a new Vogue story that’s running in November where she’s wearing a variety of Brock Collection dresses … and sporting a ‘fro-style ‘do. Her hair was frizzy and teased-out (nothing like her usual style) … and some people got pissed, claiming cultural appropriation and questioning why Vogue didn’t use a black model.”
Several people commented on the Instagram post and called the photo racist and demeaning to black women.
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Fifteen years and 150 finalists later, the @CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund prize has created global stars, local heroes, a must-watch New York Fashion Week, and, most important, a true sense of community among designers of all ages and backgrounds—all with differing aesthetic and commercial aspirations—who communicate, collaborate, and essentially care for one another through the fun and not-so-fun times. Laura Vassar Brock—one of the founders of 2016 #CVFF winner Brock Collection—says, “We spoke to a few friends who had gone through it, and they all said the same thing: that the Fashion Fund is a life-changing experience. And indeed it was!” Tap the link in our bio to learn more. Photographed by @mikaeljansson, styled by @tonnegood, Vogue, November 2018
Vogue has since apologized and offered an explanation saying they were trying to reflect the “Edwardian/Gibson Girl” style they were going for with the collection. According to some quick research, women of that era did have similar hairstyles.
What do you think? Do people have a right to be offended? Or was this just a simple misunderstanding?