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Andy Cohen Defended Kylie Jenner's Hair And Slammed Amandla Stenberg

On Sunday's Watch What Happens Live, Andy Cohen asked guests Laverne Cox and André Leon Talley to weigh in on Kylie's cornrows.

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Sixteen-year-old Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg recently called out cultural appropriation on Kylie Jenner's Instagram.

When Kylie rocked cornrows in a new Instagram uploaded on Saturday, using the caption: “I woke up like disss,” someone commented: "#WhiteGirlsDoItBetter."


Andy Cohen, feeling some type of way about the argument, jumped into the fray on Sunday's episode of Watch What Happens Live.


In a daily segment called "Jackhole of the Day," Andy had this to say about the feud:

“Today’s Jackhole goes to the Instagram feud between Kylie Jenner and Hunger Games star/Jaden Smith’s prom date Amandla Stenberg, who criticized Kylie for her cornrows, calling it cultural appropriation. White girls in cornrows: Is it OK or nay, Laverne and André?”

And people were not happy:

I love Bravo but I will not tolerate the mockery and intolerance directed at Amandla for defending black culture @Andy #boycottbravo

The fact that you made Amandla Sandberg your Jackhole tonight for being AWAKE on her culture shows how ignorant you are @Andy


Andy responded on Tuesday morning that he was merely calling the feud a "jackhole."

To clarify, I gave the jackhole to an online feud & certainly not to the topic or to any individual. I ironically hate online feuds.

Which still did not sit right with some people.

I see that @Andy doesn't understand (or care) that he's delegitimizing and dismissing Amandla's comments on race/racism by calling it a feud

OK. @Andy is clarifying the "jackhole" bit. But does Amandla/Kylie = a feud? When is constructive critique a feud?

Laverne, however, has apologized for not defending Amandla.

On Sunday I wasn't familiar with @amandlastenberg. Now I am & deeply moved by much of what she has to say & share. Sending lots of love.

And she highlighted Amandla's words on what cultural appropriation is:

Laverne has updated her Tumblr with her thoughts on cultural appropriation.