Reality TV star, Kim Kardashian, has been accused of cultural appropriation.
The 38-year-old mother-of-three shared a photo of herself wearing traditional Indian jewelry. She captioned the picture ‘Sunday Service Vibe’ which left many of her Instagram followers unimpressed by her mishmash of cultural items.
“This is not a Sunday Service Vibe, it’s an Indian vibe,” one IG user complained.
“Who is your stylist?!!” another IG user moaned.
Someone else explained the cultural significance of the headpiece and wrote about how Kim had appropriated her culture.
“For those of you who don’t know, the maang tikka is a ceremonial headpiece traditionally worn by the bride. On top of that she wore this to a Christian service. She probably thought it was just jewelry, but when that piece has literally been used for centuries wouldn’t you kinda think there must be some sort of significant meaning held towards it?”
This isn’t the first time she has been accused of cultural appropriation. In June 2018, she was slammed for wearing tight, fulani-style braids to the MTV Movie and TV Awards show.
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