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Kim Kardashian Responds to Backlash Over Her Braided Hair & North West's Straight Hair

Kim Kardashian Responds to Backlash Over Her Braided Hair & North West's Straight Hair

Kim Kardashian is responding to the backlash over her wearing braids on the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards red carpet over the weekend.

“I actually did that look because North said she wanted braids and asked if I would do them with her. So we braided her hair and then we braided my hair,” Kim told Bustle. “In no way am I ever trying to disrespect someone’s culture by wearing braids. If anything, my daughter was so excited to see me get matching braids with her. When we did her hair in these braids, she was so excited.”

Then, Kim was asked about a previous time she wore braids in her blonde hair, “I do remember the backlash when I had the blonde hair and called them “Bo Derek” braids. But obviously I know they’re called fulani braids and I know the origin of where they come from, and I’m totally respectful of that. I’m not tone deaf to where I don’t get it. I do get it.”

Finally, Kim was asked about the backlash over her daughter North West, 5, having straight hair in recent photos.

“She wanted to try straight hair so I said she could try it for her birthday party and then if she liked it, she could do it in New York for her birthday. It’s very limited to just that. And she knows that,” Kim said. “I think everyone thought it was this crazy pressed thing — I mean, I just used a flat iron and everyone was saying she was wearing extensions and I was like, ‘No, she has curly hair, so that’s what the length of her hair is when it’s straightened.’ I was just seeing these things that [people were saying] online and they were just ridiculous.”

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Posted to: Kim Kardashian, North West

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  • Lewisbieber

    Hopefully the child protection authorities are keeping a very close eye on this disgraceful woman.

  • http://hisblossombunny.tumblr.com/ NerdyBirdy

    well at least she’s not white!!

  • cutitout

    With all the atrocities going on in the world, folks really have time for issues with some braids and a flat iron?

  • la petite bonnieux

    Haven’t we suffered enough ? Can kartrashians go away

  • plez

    Surprise there is no pic posted on Instagram of Kim and North having the same braided hairstyle.

  • suzybel

    Honestly, wtf is wrong with her braiding her hair?

  • Lolo23

    Lol true lier lier