Kim Kardashian claps back at 'cultural appropriation' accusations with throwback photo

Kim Kardashian claps back at 'cultural appropriation' accusations with throwback photo

Kim Kardashian certainly knows how to ignite the ire of social media. Whether she's sharing another basically-nude selfie, or brazenly endorsing detox teas - to the chagrin of all the Jameela Jamil's of the world - nothing gets the people of Twitter quite as riled up as her culture vulture tendencies.

Case in point: Kim has recently been wearing long, textured ponytail extensions that look like the Yaki braiding style that black women have been wearing for decades. In fact, the 'do has been sported on some of the biggest black entertainers out there - including Beyoncé, Janet Jackson and Rihanna - so you can imagine the furore when Vogue asserted that it was Kim who was "bringing crimped hair back in a big way".

People were quick to call out Vogue for their statement, and Kim for co-opting the hairstyle.

"Bet Kim Kardashian’s kinky hair pony tail will be seen as “modern hair” since she has it on, but bad if its jordyn that has it," wrote one Twitter user, while another corroborated "Kim Kardashian West: *breathes* Vogue: Kim Kardashian West is bringing back respiration in a big way."

However, Kim chose to respond to the criticism this time, albeit in a rather transparent way.

She claimed that she had been waiting the style since she was a child. "My mom would crimp my hair all the time! I still have the same crimper machine and used it just recently," she captioned a throwback snap of her and her grandfather.

This naturally backfired. "She clearly is thinking of us if she felt the need to post this with the caption saying she's been doing this," wrote one Twitter user, and another quipped "Twitter dragged her for wearing kanekalon hair, and called her out for appropriating black culture, its not a coincidence miss Kim posted this with the caption stating she's been doing this."

Well, if anything's clear, it's that Kim really needs to throw out that super old crimper...