Hello and welcome to the Appropriation Hour! On today’s show we have the editors of Marie Claire magazine. Let’s hear a little bit about their story, shall we?
The lovely people over at Marie Claire tweeted a picture of Kendall Jenner rocking a very small section of cornrows.
Nothing wrong with that, right? Of course not!
Except that the accompanying caption was “Kendall Jenner takes bold braids to a new epic level.”
Ummm, what?! Excuse my profanity, but you have got to be fucking kidding me. I am clearly having trouble articulating myself without cursing, but this more or less sums it up:
I understand that when writing and/or tweeting for a publication, it’s all about getting eyes on the page. For this reason, many people resort to making the most mundane things seem extraordinary. If you are going to engage in this practice, at least have the decency to be mindful of what you’re saying. I mean, come on! You referred to her braids as “bold” and “new” and “epic”.