This week, Jenner pissed some people off once again when she wore her hair in a charred fro-ish-looking thing for Vogue magazine. Many people on Black Twitter cried cultural appropriation.
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And while some didn’t see the look as a problem…
Others pointed out that it was another example of the Jenners and White fashion circles having a double standard.
If that wasn’t enough of an L for Kendall, her oversized coat might have sealed the deal.
Kendall posted a pic of herself in a big puffy Aritzia jacket and people couldn’t help but notice her head looked abnormally small compared to the coat.
The memes and parodies came swarming in.
A week of Jenner losses turns into a week of entertainment for us.
Ms. Kelly was another non-melanated figure who didn’t surprise with her insensitive actions.
Execs tried to soften Kelly up by moving the Fox News alumni to daytime television, but it was only a matter of time before she would put her foot in her mouth. The 47-year-old anchor has a history of racist statements and she demonstrated her sentiments once again when she made light of blackface on her show Megyn Kelly Today.
“But what is racist?” Kelly asked. “Because you do get in trouble if you are a White person who puts on blackface on Halloween, or a Black person who puts on whiteface for Halloween. Back when I was a kid that was OK, as long as you were dressing up as, like, a character.”
She also went on to defend Luann de Lesseps from Reall Housewives of New York, who darkened her skin and wore an afro to look like Diana Ross last Halloween.
Kelly immediately got backlash for her comments and she apologized, but it seemed to be too late. On Friday, NBC announced that they would be canceling Megyn Kelly Today. It’s not known if the cancelation was due to Megyn’s blackface comments, considering the fact that NBC is still in talks to work with her in the future, according to her lawyer.
But this serves as a lesson that, unfortunately, has to be told over and over again.
Blackface is always no beuno.