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Why I am Not Here for Kylie Jenner

My thoughts about a certain someone’s constant cultural appropriation

Rose Water Magazine

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Recently Kylie Jenner, half-sister to Kim Kardashian, was spotted on Instagram with darker skin. She captioned the image, “What I wish I looked like all the time.”  While some people have claimed that she looked more like an avatar with metallic looking skin, I interpreted the picture as a wanting to be black. When I think of Kylie, I cannot help but to think she is disrespecting and appropriating black culture and black bodies.

Her Instagram is a mix of images, ranging from a normal Kylie to a Kylie full of enhancements. Though she is still quite young, nobody’s body changes that drastically overnight. She has gone from having thin lips and a flat butt in pictures to having curves that could rival any 17-year-old black girl. Her chest has also doubled in size, something that is impossible to do overnight without the help of surgeries or digital enhancements. Her lips are…

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