Here are all of the times the Kardashians culturally appropriated or were accused of stealing designs from other artists
A running list
by Katie Way
So it's basically impossible to Khronicle every single time the Kardashians Kulturally appropriated because honestly, it's Kind of their entire schticK.
OKay, sorry, I Kan't do this for the whole artiKle — basically, we went through the Kardashian archives and created a rundown of all of the times the sisters lifted shit from other cultures or other artists without giving a fuck, i.e. Kardashian cultural appropriation or blatant Kardashian design theft. Honestly, this list is pretty hefty, and I have a feeling that the number of entries will only inKrease (sorry) as time goes on.
Kourtney seems like the least problematic Kardashian, mostly because she's the oldest, dated an alcoholic for like nine years and has three kids, so she doesn't have enough free time to be casually racist.
The worst thing I could find on her was this "Japanese" outfit she wore in February, but that's kind of pushing it.
Khloe, on the other hand, has played it hard and fast with both cultural appropriation and "artistic license." Take, for instance, the infamous Sheik Pussy incident of Halloween 2014.
She later took the conflict to a KUWTK episode, during which she repeatedly said she didn't get why anyone was offended. But that was far from the last time Khloe used culture as a costume!
Check out the niqab she rocked in Dubai in 2015:
Yikes! And Muslim culture isn't the only one Khloe knows how to bite. Just look at the Native American headdress she wore to Coachella before the Sheikstagram, because of course she did.
Tasteful! Just as tasteful as this more recent picture of Khloe wearing this grimy-looking set of grillz. You already know she said the word "gangsta" at least ten times during this photoshoot.
And let's not forget the designer, Destiny Bleu, who accused Khloe of blatantly ripping off the design for Good American jeans. It's hard to deny that similarities exist — but obviously that's exactly what Good American did.
— Khloé (@khloekardashian) June 2, 2017
— destiney bleu (@destineybleu) June 2, 2017
Oh, sorry, did I say designer? I meant designers — because Made Gold also accused Khloe of ripping off a pair of their jeans for Good American.
Okay, I think that's it for Khloe — but definitely not it for the family. Let's move on.
Oh Kylie, King Kylie, the most mournful Kardashian. First, let me drop this here without comment:
What else is there to say, really?
She doesn't even really want to be famous, but she does seem to want to culturally appropriate. Let's that a look, shall we?
Cornrows! classic! Fans might say she wasn't old enough to know better, but let's be honest — if you're not eight years old on an island vacation with your desperately white parents, you kinda probably do know better than to get any kind of braids traditionally worn by black people.
But that's not the only black feature Kylie copied!
Hmmmm. On the one hand, I understand why this wouldn't have tripped anyone's radar… if there were literally no black people in the room where these photos were taken or edited. Otherwise, c'mon people. It's so surprise that the internet called this blackface!
And once again, we've got a little alleged design theft action on Kylie's part too — CEO Tizita Balemlay of Plugged NYC called the youngest Jenner out for biting her style after requesting a sample from her store. Sound familiar?
Are they really Kylie camos???? 😒 pic.twitter.com/bw6xSlimhv
— JustAnnet 👑 (@perfectmess_) June 9, 2017
Balemlay undeniably had receipts, but it's unclear if Kylie ever apologized. I'd reach out to her representatives to ask, but I think it's safer for me if Kris Kardashian doesn't know I exist. Anyways!
Kendall did the Pepsi commercial, which isn't appropriation but is so stupid that it's offensive. Also, there's the whole Tupac shirt thing, but Kylie had a hand in that so I'll let them share the burden.
KENDALL JENNER'S COMPANY:
TUPAC JUST GOT HER SUED!
— lovelyti (@lovelyti) September 13, 2017
I assume that one of these days we'll get a picture of Kendall dressed up as sexy Frida Kahlo or something, but for now… we wait. And now, for the champion of culture copying herself, Kimberly.
Kim gets accused of cultural appropriation so frequently that it's like, why even talk about it at this point? It's obviously her thing. But it is important to talk about, even though it's increasingly clear that she's never gonna cut the shit. After all, she's been doing it since 2013, with the first appearance of the "Bo Derek braids."
You think Bo Derek made that shit up, Kim? I'd tell her to think again, but she clearly did, in that she thought it'd be a good idea to revive that shit this year.
Not even your naked boob can distract us from the appropriation, Ms Kardashian West!
And the "Bo Derek braids" aren't the only black hairstyle that Kim has tried to take for herself. Let's take a trip down memory lane and revisit the motherfucking "boxer braids."
Those are cornrows, Kim. Just say cornrows. Just like this is a set of grillz, even if they're like, super delicate or whatever.
She wore a different set of grillz after the Paris robbery too, but she was really Going Through It then so I'll allow it. But I'm also not black, so if you are and don't wanna let it slide, that's alllllll you.
Kim has also taken some heat for the name of her new Japanese-inspired lingerie line, "Kimono Intimates." But I can't even get properly pissed, because it's so obvious that she wants the attention Rihanna is getting off Fenty X Savage that I almost feel bad for her.
And of course, Kim doesn't just steal from other cultures. She also steals from other artists and entrepreneurs! We stan a multi-faceted woman.
Take, for instance, the bottle for Kim's newest beauty business venture: perfume.
Kim said it was modeled after an exact mold of her own body which like, of course it was. But the perfume bottle also seems pretty similar to the iconic silhouette of designer Jean Paul Gaultier's fragrance, so she's been accused of lifting that major design element.
Fashion police IG account Diet Prada also called Kim out and accused her of copying a couple of designers — Comme des Garçons and Vetements — for two pieces in her children's line, Kids Supply.
@kimkardashian ! Just when we thought you may have rocked the glitter better than Bey, you had to go and rip an extremely limited edition @commedesgarcons x Kosho & Co souvenir jacket for your @thekidssupply line AND that Tay Swift @vetements_official dress you knocked for North. Great message for the little ones! #kimdesgarcons #letreiknow #letdemnaknow #kimkardashian #thekidssupply #souvenirjacket #sukajan #vetements #commedesgarcons #demnagvasalia #reikawakubo #streetwear #copyat #knockoff #dietprada #sequins #sparkle #kkw
And, most iconically, Kim also caught flack for a recent eye shadow palette, which saw her accused of copying makeup artists including Pat McGrath, and one other special someone.
Someone: "Hey Kim, where should we position the single electric blue shadow in this otherwise neutral 10-pan palette?" Kim: “Oh, wherever." • #patmcgrath #patmcgrathlabs #kkwbeauty #kkwxmario #kkwcosmetics #kimkardashian #kuwtk #makeup #makeupartist #mua #electricblue #patmcgrathmothership #eyeshadow #palettes #ootd #muotd #dietprada #beauty #beautyblogger #makeupbypatmcgrath #makeuptutorial
Kind of damning, right? Well wait until you see the receipts that supposedly indicate that Kim also COPIED KYLIE. HER OWN SISTER AND CO-STAR!
🎨 A fun little look using our new #KKWxMARIO eyeshadow palette and lip collection 😍 I will post exact breakdowns of shades, etc soon 🤗. Thank you everyone for all your love and support today. I’m overwhelmed with happiness. XO @kimkardashian @kkwbeauty #MakeupByMario. Photo by- @gregswalesart Hair by @chrisappleton1
You simply cannot tell me that's not peak Kardashian. We live in a simulation, and the snake is eating its own tail. Stay tuned for some updates to this list — because let's be honest. You know they're coming.
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