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Kendall Jenner did not just take 'bold' braids to a 'new,' 'epic' level

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Earlier today, trendcasters at Marie Claire broke some very important style news:  

Jenner—one of the younger members of the cabal, who's being groomed to be the next Kardashian to do whatever it is they do—had been singled out for her “bold” look. Since Marie Claire is a fairly innocuous women’s magazine, these “bold braids” might have indeed appeared “epic” to some of their readers.

However, once the tweet started circulating, Twitter reminded the magazine that five tiny cornrows are only “epic,” “bold,” or “new” if you’re young, rich, and white. 

A search for #boldbraids reveals even more responses to that myopic view on braids, history, inclusion, and cultural biases, etc.:

Then there was this perfect tweet:

And this:

Marie Claire’s social media team eventually apologized for their wording:

One would hope this might lead to the magazine diversifying their staff a bit, but it looks like other publications are just as single-minded. Did you know Jenner and her sisters have also been trying out some bold new “tribal” makeup while in Thailand? 


 

Photo by Klint F/Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)


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