The actress famously sported the hairstyle in the 1979 film 10.
It might not have been a big deal, had she not credited them to a white woman. "Kim Kardashian on snap talking bout her Fulani braids are "Bo-Derek braids", while she got 3 black children I CANT tonight", tweeted another.
Nearly immediately, several social media users accused the mother-of-three of "cultural appropriation" for wearing a traditionally black hairstyle, and for giving credit to a white woman. Although a 1980 People article once cited Bo as a catalyst for making cornrows a "cross-cultural craze" and a "beauty store bonanza", styles like cornrows and Fulani braids have a long history as part of black culture, according to Ebony. "She'll have them braids out by Tuesday, along with an apology saying how she didn't mean to offend anyone".
Angry followers blasted her for crediting a white woman for the traditional African style. Kylie Jenner once flaunted cornrows on Instagram, while Khloe Kardashian had a phase where she wore "boxer braids." The mother-of-three was called out for allegedly darkening her skin tone to promote her creme contour & highlight kit.
"But I showed the image to many people, to many in the business".
I just KNOW I ain't seen Kim Kardashian with braids and beads. "This why Beyonce don't like her stiff lips ass".
"Can someone tell her to stop appropriating our culture cause Kanye clearly ain't", one woman tweeted.
HollywoodLifers, what are your thoughts on Kim's hairstyle?