The Jenners’ Racist Tendencies Are Apparently Rubbing Off on their BFF
Kendall and Kylie Jenner are no strangers to controversy, especially when it comes to being inadvertently racist. Kylie has faced TONS of backlash for various photoshoots, and while her older sis seems to avoid a lot of the fire, she still knows what it’s like to make mistakes. And now, while the Jenner sisters have stayed away from any racism-induced heat lately, their best friend has apparently picked up where they left off.
Supermodel Gigi Hadid recently landed the cover of Vogue Italia’s November issue and took to social media to share her shoot. But while fans were proud of the newly minted Victoria’s Secret model, they couldn’t get past one thing — she wore an afro in every shot.
The hairstyle, which is predominately rocked by African American people, understandably caused TONS of backlash.
Oh cool & Vogue Italy did a photo shoot w a white model wearing an afro because we've apparently learned nothing https://t.co/mcqz2fuZ0x
— The Happy Feminist (@HappyFeminist) November 10, 2015
Why is Gigi hadid tanned with an Afro and bigger lips on the vogue italia cover…was Rihanna not available?
— Corrine (@corrinuzz) November 7, 2015
Instead of putting on an Afro wig on Gigi Hadid & make her look black. Why not just use a black model? pic.twitter.com/Wq75CoUi2z
— Maritza (@LivinRitzLife) November 10, 2015
@saradmahmoud lol I'm mocking Twitter feminists. Gigi Hadid wearing an Afro is wrong. U shouldn't assume I don't care at all.
— Bashar Al Assad (@alina_mmz) November 11, 2015
Why did they put Gigi an afro, why didn't they just hired poc model….
— nettie (@pinklarrie) November 11, 2015
Hey! Here's an idea: instead of putting an afro on Gigi Hadid, why not just HIRE A BLACK MODEL instead? pic.twitter.com/j0dNTqwgGu
— the real 6 goddess (@feminismarchive) November 11, 2015
…Gigi can just put on some extensions and suddenly the afro becomes "gorgeous," "amazing," and "stunning." Man, that cuts deep.
— B. (@bbtee_) November 11, 2015
Neither Gigi nor Vogue has commented on the controversy as of yet.
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