Kylie and Kendall Jenner are no strangers to accusations of cultural appropriation. Despite those previous instances of cultural appropriation, the duo is still attempting to sell culture through their clothing line. This time the Jenner sisters have been dragged mercilessly on Twitter because of their latest fashion item: a flannel shirt.
The shirt itself isn’t the issue. It’s the way they chose to market the shirt that really caught everyone’s attention.
Kendall and Kylie Jenner are being called #CultureVultures on social media because of this photo.
— 🇲🇽Chica Picante🌶 (@lipstickittty) August 26, 2017
Yup. That’s a flannel shirt with the top button fastened, just as is worn in cholo/chola culture. It wasn’t long until Twitter showed up to let the Jenner sisters know what they think about the use of Latino culture to sell overpriced flannel shirts. FYI, that shirt, which you could buy at any swap meet for $10, is for sale on the Kylie + Kendall website for $145.
First, people went straight to the receipts to show just how similar the looks are.
— J xx (@yaIIsucc) August 27, 2017
The looks are so similar it’s impossible for them to claim they didn’t realize they were biting cholo/chola culture for profit. Also, those appear to be some big hoop earrings peaking in from the top of the photo.
People took it upon themselves to apologize to the chola community on the Jenner sisters’ behalf.
— Sam Buchanan Barnes (@Roman03Salma) August 27, 2017
Others pointed to the white privilege aspect of the incident.
Arpaio would put people in prison camps for looking like this and Kris Jenner voted for the asshole who pardoned him.
— Joe (@joebookish) August 27, 2017
Damn. That was savage.
A few people weren’t really surprised because it isn’t like they haven’t done this before.
smh they will never be original pic.twitter.com/30ieKyGAuP
— irodim (@w0nderchink) August 27, 2017
The sisters have gone so far in their cultural appropriation that Notorious B.I.G.’s mom called them out.
People demanded that the photo be taken down.
— Iggy The Scammer™ (@im_andr3a) August 28, 2017
And, it was. If you check @kendallandkylie on Instagram, the photo is no longer anywhere to be seen.
Some folks were sharing photos of themselves dressed in their chola gear.
Does mine count ? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/bKc3eII6qG
— Mikkchicken 🍔 (@floresmik) August 28, 2017
There were some definite shots fired at the sisters with no f*cks given.
kylie and kendall jenner are so unoriginal, talentless, and completely useless. block me if you say otherwise. #CultureVultures
— papito chulo (@IsaacMunoz_) August 29, 2017
Basically, the Twitterverse was like:
— Queen Marie 👑 (@livelife1hun) August 27, 2017
The came for the wrong ones.