If there’s one issue plaguing our nation today, it’s that we’re not able to instill ignorant ideas early enough, which is why I’m thrilled to announce that North West has been given a head start on all that with a cultural appropriation-themed birthday party!
Too many children grow up with a healthy respect of all races and cultures, so thank goodness someone is finally beginning the difficult work of instilling those prejudices at an earlier age! Somebody’s gotta do it, and if I’m being honest, I’m zero percent surprised that it’s the Kardashians.
The family celebrated North’s first birthday this past weekend with a lavish party where Kim Kardashian and Kanye West proudly paraded their newly-pierced daughter through teepees, carnival rides, and stages as her aunt Khloe Kardashian proudly appropriated Native American culture by wearing a headdress. (And if you’re shaky on the theme so far, I get it, it’s confusing. The main theme was Kidchella and the sub-themes were ignorance and money. Kind of like the main theme of Keeping Up With the Kardashians is family and the sub-theme is desperation!)
ANYWAY. People are saying that it doesn’t matter that the theme of North’s party is deeply unsettling to a demographic that’s been historically shit on for centuries, which is SO ACCURATE! As long as you have A. more fun and B. more money than the people you’re upsetting, it’s totally fine to do whatever. Even though the feather headdress (or ‘war bonnet‘) is a sacred Native American tradition with great spiritual and magical importance, to be worn only ceremonially or by warriors who earned each feather through an act of bravery…if you think it’s fun and cute, you should totes wear it!
And teach young kids to do it too! Because as I always say, any time an opportunity comes along to teach a young person to behave with a lack of respect to other cultures or peoples, ya gotta snag that.