Khloe Kardashian took to the ‘gram recently to show off her latest hairstyle and as per usual folks came for her life in the comments accusing her of appropriating a black hairstyle, for the umpteenth time. According to US Weekly, the 32 year old reality star originally posted a photo of the style with the caption “Bantu babe” but then deleted to post another one simply saying, “I like this one better”.
— Im A Fermata-Hold Me (@MikeSceezie) August 9, 2016
The bigger issue with Khloe Kardashian calling those things in her head Bantu knots is that they weren’t even done correctly smh.
— jordan (@__queenpetty__) August 10, 2016
This isn’t the first time bantu knots have reached cultural appropriation’s door step. Mane Addicts misnamed the style ‘twisted mini buns’ last year and was quickly educated and brought together. In the history of bantu knots, as with many natural hairstyles, they’ve often been referred to as ghetto and unprofessional but when repackaged and presented atop a Kardashian’s head, they’re immediately chic, edgy and all the rage.
What are your thoughts? Shouldn’t she have added the bantu knots reference to the caption of the updated published photo?