Anybody been on twitter lately? You haven’t? … shucks, if you haven’t, then you wouldn’t know that according to Marie Claire magazine Kendall Jenner invented cornrows.
OK maybe I am exaggerating but they did say that she was rocking some bold epic new braids. Take a look:
Twitter had a field day with that one, causing the company to apologize 2 hours later. Quite frankly we did not find the style that epic or bold to say the least, I mean if they really want to see ‘Epic’ cornrows we can show them some.
This was kind of the sentiment echoed by twitter as the statement went viral. It was obvious that the style had finally received cool points just because Kendall Jenner was rocking them, despite millions of black women and girls rocking them daily for years and years and years.
Playing a little devils advocate here, maybe twitter is being too hard on the Magazine company, they just wanted to make sure we knew about Kendall’s new hair.
Honestly if we were to put a exact finger on it we probably couldn’t, maybe it was the use of ‘Epic’ and ‘Bold’ making the hairstyle somewhat of a new trend which is clearly not true.
Check out the view on twitter:
@ohitsbarbara white people invented cornrows in 2014, y’all. @marieclaire, we melanin-abundant call that “I can’t leave the house yet”
Why don’t you go to an elementary school with black girls & tell me once again how Kendall Jenner started cornrows as a trend? @marieclaire
Bold. New. EPIC! If only @marieclaire called any of the millions of brown and black girls rocking braids these terms with regularity.
Can we talk about @marieclaire crediting the Kardashians for everything “WE” have been doing for ages. Thx @TAJrani
As mentioned the magazine company did issue an apology 2 hours later in the form of two tweets, which was probably best for them, there was no wining that social media war. They stated:
We didn’t mean to offend or imply that cornrows were new. Our tweet was poorly worded.
We thought her hair looked great and recognize women have been styling their hair like this for ages.
Yep it was an epic bold outrage, what do you think about twitters reaction to Marie Claire’s tweet, over the top or nah?