Kim Kardashian latest social media post gets called out for cultural appropriation by South Asians

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: Apr 24, 2020, 06:50 PM(IST)

Kim Kardashian Photograph:( Twitter )

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Kardashian recently posted a photo dressed in a crop top and skirt. To accessorize, she wore gold bangles and a maang tika, a traditional hair accessory commonly worn by women in India and Pakistan.
 

Kim Kardashian has done it again. The reality tv star has found herself embroiled in yet another controversy- this time the South Asian is calling her out for cultural appropriation.

Kardashian recently posted a photo dressed in a crop top and skirt. To accessorize, she wore gold bangles and a maang tika, a traditional hair accessory commonly worn by women in India and Pakistan.

Several accused her of using tradition as a prop. "As being someone who comes from a South Asian background seeing Kim Kardashian wearing a TIKKA pisses me off. My culture isn’t your “aesthetic” or “style” so please show some respect and not use it for you to model in.  Cultural appropriation is not okay," wrote a user.

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There were others who felt that it was not in bad taste and instead she may have used it as a compliment to desi culture.

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This isn't the first time that Kardashian has been accused of cultural appropriation. In 2019, she was trolled for wearing a maang tika to a church service. Then when she had launched her shapewear line and named it 'Kimono', Japenese women had criticised her claiming that a traditional Kimono is not an innerwear.

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Kim had to eventually change the name of the line to SKIMS Solutionwear.

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