Kim Kardashian Defends Herself (& Blames North??) For Wearing Braids Again After Being Accused Of Cultural Appropriation!

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We guess cultural appropriation is OK if your kid tells you to do it! LOLz!

As you may have seen, Kim Kardashian West got a lot of heat (once again) for wearing Fulani braids to the MTV Movie & TV Awards over the weekend.

While speaking at her KKW Beauty and Fragrance pop-up launch, the KUWTK star told Bustle of the reason she continues to wear the look despite what people say:

“I actually did that look because North said she wanted braids and asked if I would do them with her. So we braided her hair and then we braided my hair. In no way am I ever trying to disrespect someone’s culture by wearing braids. If anything, my daughter was so excited to see me get matching braids with her. When we did her hair in these braids, she was so excited.”

She’s just twinning with North West!

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But Kimmie does remember the backlash she got after wearing her then-blonde locks in what she called “Bo Derek” braids:

“I do remember the backlash when I had the blonde hair and called them “Bo Derek” braids. But obviously I know they’re called fulani braids and I know the origin of where they come from, and I’m totally respectful of that. I’m not tone deaf to where I don’t get it. I do get it.”

But she still does it….

Anyway, the 37-year-old had something else to clear up, explaining she did not give her oldest daughter extensions! Addressing gossip that North had some ultra glam for her recent birthday, Kim said:

“She wanted to try straight hair so I said she could try it for her birthday party and then if she liked it, she could do it in New York for her birthday. It’s very limited to just that. And she knows that. I think everyone thought it was this crazy pressed thing — I mean, I just used a flat iron and everyone was saying she was wearing extensions and I was like, ‘No, she has curly hair, so that’s what the length of her hair is when it’s straightened.’ I was just seeing these things that [people were saying] online and they were just ridiculous.”

There you have it.

What do U think about all this?? Are people upset over nothing?

[Image via Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.]

Jun 21, 2018 11:43am PDT

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