Hi Khloe! Have you been enjoying your family trip to Cuba? It’s a beautiful country, right? Minus its problems with infrastructure and its obstacles to quick and useful internet access, of course. I could see how that would be kind of annoying for a family so in tune with social media. But, hey, how about that super glamorous Chanel show in Havana! Nothing like an iconic Chanel jacket to go with your Che-chic beret, as Gisele Bünchen and I always say. What could it cost? Like, 25 bucks or so?
Anyway, apparently “the internet” is mad (when is it not lol) at you for a picture you recently posted on Instagram. This one, specifically:
I have some questions!
- Can I steal your hat? I want it.
- Do you think pastels and neutrals are going to be in for much longer? I’ve been feeling this, like, burnt sienna velourgoth semi-punk Tumblr-famous bb grl vibe lately, but am not sure if that’s, like, a faux-pas/not quite right for summer. Thoughts?
- What are you doing?
I’m not mad at you, Khloe, for the record. (I know you were concerned about that!) I think you’re funny, I like you, you make me laugh, and I think you’re problematic as hell. People contain multitudes, we both know that.
I also think a lot of people who aren’t Cuban don’t really take the time to learn or care about Cuba, and I suspect this is true for most countries and cultures. That doesn’t make me sad or upset; it’s just sort of the way things are, you know? Like, you probably know a lot more about the Calabasas Jamba Juice than I do, because it’s your culture and more meaningful to you than it is to me.
Anyway! I think Fidel Castro was a really bad leader who has created a culture of suppression when it comes to freedom of speech and freedom of the press. I do think things are getting marginally better in Cuba, and that makes me really happy. Nonetheless — and this is putting it charitably — Fidel strikes me as a questionable name to pose under.
I think we’re at a point now, Khloe, where it would be cool to see celebrities and other influential people with giant platforms and fanbases to learn more about Cuba, its people, its history and its present. I don’t expect everyone who delves into this to agree with me. But, as Cuba increasingly becomes (yet again) a focus of U.S. fascination, it’s worth knowing that it’s a place with an often painful, fraught history, and not merely a backdrop for American movies and photoshoots. Just something to think about when you open DASH: Camagüey or maybe consider partaking in a little Argentine revolutionary cosplay.
Again, love the hat!
What do you think about Khloe’s hat? I mean, her pose. Let us know!