Kylie Jenner has been accused of cultural appropriation plenty of times, but the latest social media allegations against Kylie are perhaps a little more serious. Instead of claiming she’s cherry picking her favorite parts of black culture for use in her clothing line or her street style, Twitter users are accusing Kylie of trying too hard to be Rihanna.
The accusations started when candids of Kylie in a bob wig with her hand over her face started confusing some users. The hair cut and outfit were enough to trick some into thinking they were looking at a pic of Rihanna. Sleuths studied the pic closely until some distinctive lips and a missing hand tattoo clued them in that it was actually a very tan Kylie.
Users reacted to the news with shock. Debate raged in replies about whether the pics were of Kylie or of Rihanna. But any doubts that Kylie is studying Rihanna’s style and following her trends was put to rest as the controversy brought out the historians.