Kim Kardashian understands that being a parent to beautiful biracial children can be a slippery slope as one often stands at risk of cultural appropriation.
The “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” alum has a history of facing backlash for appearing in styles that some people feel is not for her culture.
The mother-of-four spoke up about handling past blackfishing accusations and how she honors the fashion styles of her daughter, North West.
Kim Kardashian Talks Cultural Appropriation Criticisms And North West’s Influence
The reality star got candid with i-D Magazine about understanding why she suffered backlash for styling her hair in cornrows and braids in the past.
The mother-of-four “would never do anything to appropriate any culture.” She explained that her hairstyle choices are requested by her 8-year-old, North, who wants to match her mother.
Kardashian said that she has tried to explain to her daughter that certain hairstyles would not fit her.
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Nevertheless, the 41-year-old wants her first child to feel that they can have matching hairstyles and not make a big deal out of it.
Kardashian pointed out a history of hair braiding in Armenia, and people forget she is also Armenian.
The “KKW Beauty” founder clarified that she has learned over time and tried to pass on a “culture of learning” to her kids—6-year-old Saint, 3-year-old Chicago, 2-year-old Psalm—as well.
The “Keeping Up With The Kardashian” alum’s topmost priority is to raise well-adjusted and kind kids. She hopes they enjoy life while being there for others too.
The “SKIMS” Founder Explains Cultural Inspiration And Backlash Consequences
According to PEOPLE, during a 2018 BeautyCon Panel, Kardashian detailed that North loves braids and helps her pick out outfits to match the look.
The model believes that if the inspiration behind such hairstyles is nothing but love and cultural inspiration, then rocking them is okay.
The socialite revealed that comments accusing her of blackfishing and cultural appropriation negatively affect her headspace and ruin her day.
Nevertheless, Kardashian admitted that she has not communicated where she got her inspiration from, which has led to misunderstandings in the past.
“The First Step” Star Passes Baby Bar Exam
After three tries, Kardashian has passed her baby bar, one of the two examinations required to practice law in California!
The Blast shared that the star commemorated her achievement with a social media post where she dazzled in a dramatic blue dress with matching tights, boots, and gloves.
In her captions, Kardashian gushed that she is proud of the woman she is, and her accomplishment was not easy or handed to her.
The “KUWTK” alum said she failed the exam thrice in two years but studied and tried harder. She also had COVID and a 104 fever during her third exam.
In a November appearance on “Drinking Champs,” Kanye West said an idiot lawyer was training his wife, and she would fail the exam for the third time because people don’t want her.
Despite these seemingly insurmountable odds and being told by top lawyers that passing the exam was impossible, the aspiring lawyer succeeded.
The socialite’s journey involved daily 10-hour study sessions and 4-hour Zoom calls with BarBri Law. She also thanked Jessica Jackson & Erin Haney for the regular court trips.