Lately it seems like making a mockery of other races and cultures is like, the new “thing” to do. It pretty much goes hand-in-hand with wearing chevron prints and photo shoots at Whole Foods these days in celebrity-land. People like Julianne Hough, Ireland Baldwin, and Pharrell Williams are basically trailblazers here, making their mark on the Dress Up Like A Caricature Of Another Race trend. So it only makes sense that Khloe Kardashian follow suit and post this photo of herself getting in touch with her inner Native American.
Except…she’s not Native American! Hahahaha oh well who cares this headdress looks so hot on her OMG FEATHERS. But in all seriousness, I blame North West. Maybe if she didn’t have to have such an elaborate first birthday party (which actually had its own name and hashtag, “#Kidchella”) and suffered through grocery store cake and a clown or two like the rest of us, this wouldn’t have happened. I don’t understand exactly what role traditional Native American artifacts played in a party for an infant who won’t remember any of it. You’d think by now, in 2014 and after many public mistakes similar to this one, people would learn it’s probably not a great idea to adorn themselves with cultural artifacts of other cultures that have been historically oppressed. But I stopped trying to comprehend Kimye‘s motives a long time ago.
Anyway! Khloe hasn’t made a comment, snide or otherwise, about the outcry over said photo yet but I’m sure it’s coming. I don’t know if it’ll be super defensive and snarky or genuinely apologetic, but I’m willing to bet my bottom dollar it’ll mention the Native American blood of her ancestors that maybe runs through her veins, because justification!
Except no. This is not okay. I can’t decide what I’m more offended by: the fact that she (the only Kardashian I find even remotely tolerable on limited occasions) posted this out of sheer ignorance and stupidity, or the fact that she knew it would cause a social media uproar and posted it anyway. That bottom dollar of mine thinks it’s the latter. Sigh.