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2020 Is Three Days Old, And Kylie Jenner Has Already Been Accused Of Cultural Appropriation

"Celebrating the biggest era of cultural appropriation in modern pop history."

Yep, it's day three of 2020, and one of the Kardashian/Jenners has already been accused of cultural appropriation.


This time it's the youngest sibling, Kylie Jenner, who's been no stranger to cultural appropriation claims in the past.

It all started when Kylie posted a previously unseen picture from a past photo shoot on her Instagram.

Her makeup artist also posted it on social media, along with a caption that said the photo had been inspired by Gwen Stefani.


Gwen is also familiar with cultural appropriation claims, just FYI. For example, she was criticised for "fawning" over "harajuku style" in the noughties and including some questionable lyrics in some of her songs.

In response to the criticism, Gwen said in 2014: "There's always going to be two sides to everything. For me, everything that I did with the Harajuku Girls was just a pure compliment and being a fan. … Seriously, that was all meant out of love."

However, it seems that people were quick to call out Kylie for the picture. And she apparently swiftly deleted it before reposting it on her Instagram story instead.

But that did little to stem the criticism as people called her out for cultural appropriation.

Things weren't much better on Twitter, as people accused her of trying to "claim" the hairstyle.

@ThePopRadar @KylieJenner She finna claim this hair style like they do with everything thats not theirs 🙄

@ThePopRadar @KylieJenner The cultural appropriation jumped out

BuzzFeed has reached out to Kylie's representatives for comment.

Ben Henry is a celebrity reporter for BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

Contact Ben Henry at ben.henry@buzzfeed.com.

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