Kylie Jenner & Her Family Use Culture Appropriation To Acquire Money & Fame, Says Black Lives Matter Activist

Black Lives Matter Activist Slams Kylie Jenner’s Forbes Cover

The internet is reading reality TV star/Kylie Cosmetics CEO Kylie Jenner for filth after Forbes declared her filthy rich. Many have expressed their outrage over the magazine labeling her as “the future youngest self-made billionaire.” Dictionary.com issued what some consider a passive clap-back tweet to the Forbes article:

Self-made means having succeeded in life unaided.

Used in a sentence: Forbes says that Kylie Jenner is a self-made woman.

As previously reported, Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes commented on Jenner’s Forbes cover, insinuating that her billionaire status would have happened anyway due to her family advantages. She said:

Well some people get opportunities that others will never get! Just saying! This game ain’t fair.

But the most thorough read comes from Black Lives Matter activist, Brittany Packnett. She says that Jenner and her famous family, have used cultural appropriation to acquire money and fame. She explained:

You can get on the cover of Forbes + be a young billionaire by selling the very features, style and swag that Black Women have always possessed but got called ghetto for it.

The problem isn’t Kylie. The problem is America. If she didn’t exploit it, someone else would have.

Miley Cyrus

Brittany called out another celebrity accused of cultural appropriation – Miley Cyrus – to better illustrate her claim:

And notice-now that she’s made her fortune? Those lip fillers came out. The fake tan disappeared. Just like Miley Cyrus before her, she’ll exploit black culture and black people for as long as its profitable-and then return to the comfort of whiteness.

Why? Because it pays.

And it pays because America loves black culture and not black people.


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The activist then alleges that Kris Jenner encourages appropriation amongst her children in order to boost their bank accounts:

Honestly? Kris Jenner is an evil genius cause she understands that in America, proximity to black culture will make you richer than being black ever will.

They used America for exactly what it is. Racist and capitalist.

None of us should be surprised.

Next, Brittany encouraged us to get politically involved, ‘since we’re here’:

Since y’all are here…

Call your senators and tell them to block #Kavanaugh. 202-224-3121.

Because a swift swing right in the court will jeopardize women’s rights, voting rights, and human rights.

Thx ??

Lastly, she gives receipts in the form of articles exposing cultural appropriation, and how it’s been present since slavery times:

And if you want to learn more about the commodification of blackness and black women’s features as well as cultural appropriation, here are some links:

1. On Sarah Baartman, the “Hottentot Venus,”
https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-35240987″

2. On why cultural appropriation is harmful:
https://everydayfeminism.com/2015/06/cultural-appropriation-wrong/

3. An overview of cultural appropriation in fashion:
https://www.refinery29.com/2017/09/171249/cultural-appropriation-meaning-fashion-creativity

4. And finally, receipts on this family’s history of appropriation, since some of y’all think I’m just a hater or don’t know the difference between lip gloss and appropriation…written by a white woman, since I know that matters to some of y’all: https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-kylie-jenner-and-khloe-kardashian-leech-off-black-creativity

Does Packnett have a point in her argument?

 By: Miata Shanay

Authored by: Kellie Williams