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Kim Kardashian’s nudes spark Instagram beef with Lindsay Lohan

#Braidgate rages on.

 

Ramon Ramirez

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Published Jan 30, 2018   Updated May 22, 2021, 2:51 am CDT

Kim Kardashian is barreling into 2018 with empowerment, purpose, and controversy. The internet icon on Monday posted stills from a photoshoot, and her braided hair has already sparked a beef with Lindsay Lohan. It’s also drawn backlash for cultural appropriation.

Perez Hilton on Monday posted about Kim’s new look to his Instagram, to which Lohan commented: “I’m confused.” Kim quickly shot back in the comments section: “You know what’s confusing…..your sudden foreign accent.”

Hilton was floored, writing: “@KimKardashian just responded to @LindsayLohan‘s comment on my photo of her new hair and I AM CRYING and squealing and gagging!!!!!!!! It feels like 2007 again!!”

Kim has since tweeted, defiantly, about her new-look braids. She notes that she gives “zero fucks” about presumably, the #Braidgate they’ve sparked on Twitter.

But it wasn’t just Lohan that had an issue with her hair, though #Braidgate began innocently enough.

“So guys, I just got Bo Derek braids and I am loving them,” she said Sunday night on Snapchat.

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Derek, 61, wore braids in 1979 comedy 10. Kim mentioned the white Derek as the inspiration and not African-American contemporaries, which may have been a deflection tactic in anticipation of controversy. But if the reference feels too specific and distant, remember that on Jay-Z’s “Girls, Girls, Girls,” the rapper famously says “she thinks she’s Bo Derek, wear her hair in a twist.”

The backlash has remained fervent as Twitter users criticize Kim for making Black traditional hairstyles into her latest fad. That includes Black Mirror star Michaela Coel.

https://twitter.com/moeshamitchel/status/958041688127152128

https://twitter.com/MichaelaCoel/status/958320169419509760

Through it all, Kim’s continued the uploads:

Sister Khloe Kardashian stepped in to defend Kim on Twitter as well.

But Kim’s not all fashion. She also on Monday retweeted a woke statistic about the world’s 1 percent, which presumably includes her.

https://twitter.com/WTFFacts/status/957841988811976704

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*First Published: Jan 30, 2018, 9:46 am CST