I promise I’m not a hater. As a matter of fact, I think Kim Kardashian’s hair is really cute (sans the “black face” makeup…). These photos are a behind the scenes look at a photo shoot she she did with photographer/director Hype Williams. On her website she writes,
“Clyde Haygood and Joyce Bonelli glammed me up and we went for a fun, crazy look, channeling Diana Ross. Definitely a new look for me. Xo”
The Hollywood socialite and star of the hit reality TV show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians is known for playing dress up. She has also has done shoots posing as Elizabeth Taylor and Cleopatra. So, her posing a Diana Ross should be no big deal, right? Wrong. Kim gets a lot of flack for dating only Black men and fully indulging in urban culture from fashion, to making music videos. People constantly criticize her, accusing her of trying to be “black”. Should there be a double standard for white women who want to wear textured wigs and dark makeup when black women do the exact same thing with long, straight weaves and lightening makeup? Ouch…The thing we need to realize is that there is nothing wrong with enjoying aspects of cultures outside of your own. All skin and hair types are beautiful. One should be free to explore different looks. However, there is something to be said about being comfortable with who you are naturally. (See post on celebs who only wear weave.)
What are your thoughts about Kim’s new look?