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Khloé Kardashian Loves Jokes About Kim Kardashian Owning ‘Blackness’
December 13, 2022
Khloé Kardashian caused a stir after liking a post that jokes about Kim Kardashian’s many cultural appropriation scandals.
The post in question features footage of Kim showing off multiple diamonds, with a fake audio recording dubbed to sound like she’s bragging about owning “Blackness.”
“My favorite thing about having these many diamonds is knowing how many conflicts it took to get them,” the audio reads.
The clip then goes on to joke that the jewelry is from black panther mythical nation of Wakanda, saying, “So these are from Wakanda – Wakanda forever – so now I own Blackness!”
Several fans concluded that while the post was clearly shared for laughs, the context behind the Kardashian/Jenners cultural appropriation story is far from funny — especially not when one of the sisters joins in on the joke. .
One of the most memorable examples of Kim being accused of appropriating black culture involves her famous Paper magazine cover.
Kim claimed to have broken the internet in 2014 when she placed a glass of champagne on her bum as part of the now infamous photoshoot. The images were taken by Jean-Paul Goude, a photographer long accused of fetishizing black women.
And it turned out that the groundbreaking pose was actually an exact replica of one of Goude’s earliest works. In 1982 he photographed a nude black model in exactly the same position, which he featured in his book, jungle fever.
So when fans learned of the inspiration behind Kim’s shoot, they accused her of “reconstructing a photo that actively and decisively acknowledges the white pastime of fetishizing the black female body.”
Kim has also been accused of appropriating black culture when it comes to hairstyles, with her cornrows – a styling technique used to protect Afro-textured hair – drawing criticism on several occasions.
Many netizens have spent years venting their frustration with Kim wearing the style, given that black women with cornrows have long been branded unprofessional and overlooked for doing the same.
But it’s not just Kim who has been at the center of such controversies. Khloé has also long been accused of appropriating black culture and, more so, of fetishizing black men.
In fact, Khloé has been very open about the fact that she “only” likes “Black people.” She has poked fun at her tendency to exclusively date black men on several occasions in various episodes of keeping up with the Kardashians.
And Khloé once actually informed Kim – who shares four children with Kanye West – to respond to someone who had racially abused her eldest daughter, North, saying: “Hashtag done, my baby is black. Hashtag I only like black dick. That’s what I would say.
Additionally, Khloé faced a huge backlash in 2014 when she reposted a meme that joked about the KKK. The post featured a photo of Khloé, Kim and Kourtney alongside the text, “The only KKK to ever let black men in.”
Fans were outraged by Khloé’s choice to share the meme, not only because the KKK has murdered and opposed black civil rights since the 1800s, but also because of her apparent comfort in making a joke. so offensive.
“Having a few black friends does NOT allow you to joke about how serious the KKK is. It’s ignorant and racist,” one person tweeted at the time. “nothing funny about killing black people”, another echoescalling the message “unpleasant and racist”.
This controversy was recently brought to light by Kim’s ex-boyfriend Ray J, who took to Instagram last month to share an old clip of Wendy Williams discussing the subject on her talk show.
And Khloé also faced backlash this year over another race-related scandal from the past, when old photos of her controversial Halloween costume from 2003 resurfaced on social media.
Khloé, who dressed up as a pimp alongside four black women she held on leashes, was accused of engaging in “slave cosplay” when fans discovered the old photos. One of the women in the photo, Megan Good, expressed her regrets for participating in the group costume in 2009, writing on Instagram: “That time on Halloween when you were young and stupid…and you didn’t clearly haven’t thought 15 years ahead lol smh.
With all of that in mind, fans were frustrated with Khloé for liking an article that joked about Kim owning “Blackness” and then shedding light on these numerous scandals.
“His liking to it doesn’t sit well with me considering they’re stealing Blackness,” one person wrote. “Yeah, the video is funny but she shouldn’t be laughing at how much they offend and appropriate black women. In her mind, she probably thinks she’s making fun of herself, but yeah, no” , said another person.
Showing off her old Halloween costume, someone else replied, “Every time I think of Khloé, I can’t help but think of that terrible LV club pic (I think it was LV ) and collars and leashes. How did everyone who endorses, markets etc. think that was a good idea? Very insulting and inconsiderate.
Fans later called Khloé ‘out of touch’ for hitting the ‘like’ button, pointing out that she has long refused to ‘respond to the role’ her family has played in ‘appropriating black culture’ .
“It’s not funny, it shows how out of touch they are,” one user said. “I totally agree, this is very weird,” another person added.
“How are you going to love this video when you refuse to address your family’s role in the appropriation of black culture as well as your past problematic behavior,” another person asked.
“There is no accountability on their part because they think they are doing nothing wrong. Which is sad to know that they are raising black children,” they added.
Interestingly, the topic of how the Kar/Jenners raise their black children has been discussed time and time again among fans, with Khloé in particular sparking controversy in 2018 when she said she “didn’t see the color in response to racist trolls who criticized her. her daughter’s skin tone.
Khloé, who shares two children with Tristan Thompson, spoke out against racist comments she had read about her baby girl, True, when she casually noted that they “don’t see the color” in his house.
Several fans were quick to suggest that choosing to ignore True’s color meant Khloé was “turning a blind eye” to the very real issues of racism that black people face.
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