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Kylie and Kendall Jenner are Once Again Under Fire for ‘Cultural Appropriation’

Kylie and Kendall Jenner are selling overpriced crap. It’s what they do. You may remember a few months ago they bought a bunch of shirts featuring various musicians at Goodwill and screenprinted their own faces over them, tried to sell them for like, $250 a pop,  then withdrew them from sale after everyone thought they were terrible. Well, now everyone has their panties in a twist because they’re selling flannel shirts for $150.

Apparently, the complaint isn’t that they’re selling a flannel shirt for for $150, but because they modeled them with only the top two buttons buttoned. Yeah, buckle up, this is going to be one of those stories. Apparently, wearing a flannel shirt like this is “appropriating chola culture”. You know that Texas is currently under like six feet of rain from one of the most powerful hurricanes to make landfall in the US in recorded history, right? But let’s talk about how the Kardashians selling flannel shirts is somehow racist.

I understand the argument that people are making when they say something is cultural appropriation. In short, when minorities do something, it’s treated with scorn and then when rich white girls do it everyone praises them for it. I just can’t bring myself to get all lathered up about it. That’s what the entire world of designer fashion is: selling overpriced versions of things people are already wearing.

The online outrage appears to have started with this tweet.

And that led to a bunch more angry tweets like these:

In response to the controversy, the marketing image for the flannel shirt line was replaced with this.

You can buy that exact shirt at Wal-Mart for $12.95, by the way. I’m not even joking. 

Yeah, I’m with you, anonymous Twitter lady.

  • Cincigirl

    What ever happened with that crappy Kylie show btw?

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