In this week’s news of cringe-worthy cultural appropriation: Allure magazine ran the article “You (Yes, You) Can Have An Afro” in its August issue. The hair tutorial features a White woman with an afro (Rachel Dolezal-style), as demonstrated in this BuzzFeed article.
Not only did the magazine choose to not use a black model with straight hair, it failed to reference the very sacred and political context of the natural style, worn during the American Civil Rights era as a symbol of black pride and protest for equality.
Meanwhile, actress Amandla Stenberg was recently criticized by some, but celebrated by more, for calling Kylie Jenner out for wearing cornrows. When you read her explanation on Twitter, below, you’ll realize this issue is more than just ganging up on Kylie for wearing her hair a certain way.
Allure, you really should have known better.
SOURCE: BuzzFeed, Twitter | PHOTO CREDIT: Twitter
The Retweet: Amandla Stenberg Vs. Kylie Jenner…Who Really Needs Protecting?
You’re Doing It Wrong: Allure Magazine Uses White Woman In “Afro Tutorial” was originally published on newsone.com
Iconic Singer Tina Turner Dead at 83
Sports, Entertainment Legend Jim Brown Passes at 87
Are Donna Summer's Kids Fighting Over Her $75 Million Fortune?
You Must Ask Your Daughter’s Boyfriend These 10 Questions
Rickey Smiley Nominated for Houston's Best Morning Show!
Congrats! Sasha Obama Graduates From The University Of Southern California
"Eat the Cake Anna Mae!" 6 Favorite Ike Turner Lines
Loaded Chicken and Potatoes