Kim Kardashian Defends Cornrow Braids To Lecture BeautyCon Audience On When Cultural Appropriation Is OK…

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Kim Kardashian West is speaking out — and she’s tired of being accused of cultural appropriation!

The KUWTK star was at BeautyCon in El Lay on Sunday to speak at a panel there, at one point addressing the cornrows she sported (above) last month on the red carpet at the MTV Movie and TV Awards that drew a LOT of criticism.

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Speaking about that moment with the braids, and the backlash, Kim said (below):

“I’ve definitely had my fair share of backlash when I’ve worn braids. I’ve been fortunate to be able to travel around the world and see so many different cultures that have so many different beauty trends. My daughter [North West] actually loves braids, like this last time I wore [them], she helps me pick out a look and will show me pictures. I just think if it comes from a place of love and you’re using it as cultural inspiration, then I think it is okay. Sometimes I think maybe if you don’t communicate where you got the inspiration from — and I’ve done that in the past — then people might not understand it. But yeah, I think as long as it comes from a place of love and you’re getting inspired, the it is okay.”

Hmmm…

Who determines whether it comes from a place of love, then??? But okay…

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Kim continued on, too, adding more about the impact of criticism and negative comments (below):

“What’s crazy is you can be having the best day, you can be posting the best pictures of yourself or whatever makes you happy, have one million positive comments and you’ll see one negative comment and it’ll ruin your day. But I really honestly it doesn’t really affect me anymore because I try to look at the positive side of things. I might reevaluate it when the time comes that my kids want phones and want to be on social media, but all in all I’ve tried to look at the positive of it.”

Easy for her to look on the positive side of it… she’s not the one being culturally appropriated by other people…

Alas, what do y’all think, Perezcious readers?!

Let us know in the comments (below)…

[Image via WENN.]

Jul 16, 2018 1:03pm PDT

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