Kendall Jenner has thought that Kendall Jenner’s hair would be such a hot talking point? Because let’s be honest, it’s just hair. But it seems to have really landed her in hot water over the years.
Kendall is no stranger to controversy. The supermodel and reality-star has frequently hit the headlines for the wrong reasons and, on many occasions, for the same reason – cultural appropriation.
And it looks like the star continues reveling in causing a stir. From cornrows to afros, it seems like there’s no ‘do that she sees as off-limits.
Kendall Jenner has one of the most recognizable faces in the modeling industry.
The supermodel has crafted quite an impressive modeling resume – it feels as though there isn’t a major cover that she hasn’t featured on or a high fashion show that she hasn’t walked in.
But she’s also part of one of the most famous families in the world.
You know who we’re talking about… the Kardashians.
Kendall has had an early introduction to fame and fortune, featuring on their reality show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, since she was barely even a teen.
But, now, the star mainly focuses on her booming modeling ventures.
From Vogue’s September issue to high fashion runways, there isn’t much that she hasn’t done.
But the star has managed to whip up quite a lot of controversy over the years.
Considering she stays relatively low-key when it comes to Keeping Up With The Kardashians, it looks like her lucrative modeling adventures have been far from plane sailing.
The ill-judged ad faced worldwide criticism, and rightly so.
The controversial commercial, which was promptly pulled following the backlash, insinuated that all the problems could be brought to a harmonious end with a can of the sugary soda – or, at least, that’s the logic that we were presented with.
But in a world wherein these are real issues affecting real people, the ad just appeared to distastefully trivialize the demonstrations fighting for good causes such as Black Lives Matter.
And, for her participation, Jenner paid the price.
Both Kendall and Pepsi apologized for the ad, but it looked like, as far as countless people online were concerned, the damage had already been done.
Soon after, Kendall addressed the issue further on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, where viewers watched her get emotional over the backlash, telling older sister Kim: “It feels like my life is over.”
But, sadly, this wasn’t her only brush with controversy.
The supermodel has hit the headlines multiple times because of her hair.
Now, you may be thinking “hair is just hair, how can it possibly be problematic?”
Well, it can be when you consider cultural appropriation – aka the adoption of elements of one culture by members of another culture, which can often spark controversy when a socially “dominant” culture takes from a “disadvantaged” minority culture.
In 2016, the twenty-three-year-old found herself at the center of a cultural appropriation scandal.
She came under fire for being styled in dreadlocks at a Marc Jacobs runway show.
The questionable show saw a whole host of mostly white models, including bestie, Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, and, of course, Kendall Jenner herself, donning pastel-colored, wool dreadlocks.
People accused the show of cultural appropriation for not crediting African American culture for inspiring the look.
People took to Twitter to slam both the designer and the models for the distasteful appropriation of black culture.
The designer did apologize but justified his poorly-judged choice by saying that the look was inspired by Harajuku girls, rave culture, and London style in the 1980s. Though many people don’t buy it.
And with Kendall being the next to sport the hairstyle, she’s also been accused of cultural appropriation.
People are less than impressed, taking to Twitter to slam the model for her hairstyle.
Khloe, on the other hand
Unlike her sisters, Khloe has always favored a lighter brunette look – but in recent years, she’s been living almost exclusively on the light side.
And it’s clear that she’s committed.
As she then appeared at the LOVE & YouTube London Fashion Week party rocking the same honey blonde hue and looking super-cute.
It’s not the first time that fans have seen a blonde Kendall.
In 2016, she walked the Balmain show with a head of icy tresses – but it was revealed to be a wig.
But, this time, she means business.
She later posted a candid shot hanging out in her hotel room with a friend, Taco Bennet – and her blonde look is still very much in place.