Amandla Stenberg Allegedly Accuses Kylie Jenner of 'Appropriating' Black Culture with New Cornrows
The Hunger Games actress reportedly attacked Jenner on Instagram for appropriating "black features"
The Hunger Games actress criticized the reality star on Instagram this weekend through an alleged comment that has since been deleted.
Jenner, 17, debuted her short-lived new ‘do on Instagram Saturday, showing off a full head of tight braids while wearing a crop top and sweats.
“When u appropriate black features and culture but fail to use ur position of power to help black Americans by directing attention towards ur wigs instead of police brutality or racism,” Stenberg supposedly wrote, according to a screenshot, adding the hashtag “#whitegirlsdoitbetter.”
Jenner appeared to fire back at the actress in an also deleted comment, writing, “Mad if I don’t, Mad if I do…. Go hang w Jaden or something.” The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star referenced close friend and rumored ex Jaden Smith, who Stenberg attended prom with earlier this year.
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This isn’t the first time the teenager has been outspoken about what she dubs “rampant” cultural appropriation.
In April, a video essay called “Don’t Cash Crop My Cornrows” by Stenberg picked up attention.
In the clip, she defines cultural appropriation as “When a style leads to racist generalizations or stereotypes where it originated but is deemed as high fashion, cool or funny when the privileged take it for themselves.”
Stenburg cited stars like rapper Riff Raff and Miley Cyrus among those that she said are “not aware of the deep significance of the culture they are partaking in.”
Just earlier this week, Jenner had a completely different hairstyle, sporting sky blue locks.