Kendall Jenner Afro Controversy Forces Vogue Apology

Kendall Jenner Afro Controversy Forces Vogue Apology

Last week, model Kendall Jenner caused an uproar with social media after she was featured in the November 2018 issue meant to highlight VOGUE’s CFDA Fashion Fund.

Vogue had Kendall Jenner styled wearing an afro and in this day and age, a white girl wearing an afro is offensive to many women of color. Read on since Vogue has now issued an apology for trying to style a spread using imagery from the Baroque period…

Kendall Jenner Afro Controversy Forces Vogue reports that Kendal Jenner and model Imaan Hammam fashion spread in the November issue of Vogue has sparked controversy.

We understand women of color being offended, but the imagery was NOT about women of color. The only problem is the afro is NOT an afro, it was a period look from the Baroque era.

Kendall Jenner Afro Controversy is blown out of proportion.

We get that everyone is a bit hyper-sensitive about races dressing like another race, but this was NOT the intention and if we all just checked the history books we would see it was NOT meant to hit a nerve with women of color.

The imagery has caused a divide with women where some are saying her hair is actually an afro and are accusing the model and magazine of cultural appropriation. While others are saying her hair is not an afro at all.

In one of the images, the one causing all the controversy, Jenner is wearing her hair in a short, teased out, manner.

Vogue’s apology over Kendall Jenner Afro Controversy reads as follows:

Fifteen years and 150 finalists later, the @CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund prize has created global stars, local heroes, a must-watch New York Fashion Week, and, most important, a true sense of community among designers of all ages and backgrounds—all with differing aesthetic and commercial aspirations—who communicate, collaborate, and essentially care for one another through the fun and not-so-fun times. Laura Vassar Brock—one of the founders of 2016 #CVFF winner Brock Collection—says, “We spoke to a few friends who had gone through it, and they all said the same thing: that the Fashion Fund is a life-changing experience. And indeed it was!” Tap the link in our bio to learn more. Photographed by @mikaeljansson, styled by @tonnegood, Vogue, November 2018

For more information about the CFDA please click here…

We just wish millennials would be a little more educated before sounding off on something they know nothing about. #SMH

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