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Kim Kardashian Responds To Blackfishing Allegations In Extensive Tell-All Interview

Kim Kardashian Responds To Blackfishing Allegations In Extensive Tell-all Interview

Kim Kardashian spoke about blackfishing allegations and accusations of cultural appropriation in an interview with ID.

From blackface to sacred Hindu earings, Kim and other Kardashian-Jenner sisters were often accused of cultural appropriation, though it never stopped them from making another "misstep."

Kim spoke about one of her most common debatable actions: wearing braids.

Kanye West's soon-to-be ex-wife, Kim, 41, stated she would "never do anything to appropriate any culture."

Yet, the KUWTW star said, "in the past, I got backlash from putting hair in braids" and can "understand that."

She said:

"Honestly, a lot of the time, it comes from my daughter asking us to do matching hair. And I've had these conversations with her that are like, 'Hey, maybe this hairstyle would be better on you and not on me.'"

"But I also want her to feel that I can do a hairstyle with her and not make it that big of a deal either if that's something that she's really asking for and really wants."

The reality star added that she "learned and grown over the years, and figured out good ways to communicate with all [her] kids about all this."

She continued by explaining that now she is teaching her children to be respectful, adding that many forget her Armenian roots and that Armenia also has a "history of braiding hair."

Not many were satisfied by Kim's justifications:

Apart from her hair, makeup, clothes, and accessories, Kim's initial plan was to name her company, SKIMS, Kimono.

Kim told ID:

"So I was just like, 'Okay, shut it down. It doesn't matter that we have so much product already. We have to figure this out. We need to take our time and slow down for a second and figure it out and change the name.'"

Kim concluded, "I would never intentionally try to appropriate the culture in that way. It wasn't my intention at all."

What's your take on Kim's tell-all?