Kylie Jenner appropriating black culture is not a new thing in any way, so it’s not particularly surprising. However, it is unacceptable to a lot of people, including Hunger Games actress Amandla Steinberg (who you’ll probably recognize as Jaden Smith’s prom date), who aired Kylie out on her own Instagram post. Kylie captioned the above photo “I woke up like disss”, which, girl, first of all, you most certainly didn’t. Your plastic surgeon woke you up like that over a series of procedures. Second of all, no one has said that since mid-2014, so it’s time to move on.
Anyhoo, here’s what Amandla had to say:
Of course, Kylie couldn’t let that go without trying to clap back in her own awkward fashion, but she might as well have not even bothered, because literally her response was so weak (and just plain ridiculous) that I’m even more embarrassed for her than I already was.
But um… when has Kylie ever? Honestly, I would love someone to show some receipts on a single occasion in which Kylie has brought attention to racism or race politics in America. Does everyone have to be a spokesperson for the cause? No, of course not, and frankly I’d prefer that people as ignorant as Kylie stay silent when they don’t know shit. But to say “mad if I do” when, well, you’ve never done is just a joke. And trying to get at Amandla because you’re mad your ex-boyfriend went to prom with her? Sit down, child.
And in case you don’t get that this is about way more than cornrows, here are some words Amandla shared on her Twitter:
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— Amandla Stenberg (@amandlastenberg) July 13, 2015