Oh that Kardashian/Jenner clan! Not a week goes by without one or more of the Kardashians or Jenners making the headlines. Either they are stealing someone’s baby daddy, or they are appropriating black culture. This week has been no exception as we find Kylie Jenner and her big sister Khloe Kardashian making front page news.
By now, we are all use to seeing Kim K. or one of her sisters rock some box braids or cornrows and pretend like they came up with the style. The Kardashian/Jenner girls tend to make a lot of faux pas when it comes to anything cultural based. A few months back, Kendall Jenner appeared in a Pepsi commercial that insinuated that all the world’s racism could be stopped by her giving a police officer a Pepsi and a smile. Then fast forward to earlier this month, and the Jenner girls were at it again. Kylie and her sister Kendall found themselves in hot water, because they decided to make and sell t-shirts. The problem with the t-shirts was that the girls superimposed their faces over the faces of music legends.
Now, here we go again. Kylie and big sis Khloe are making the headlines together and not in a good way. The sisters have recently been accused of stealing ideas from Black Indie designers. Khloe Kardashian and her clothing line “Good American” were the first to be called out. Black lingerie and bodysuit designer, Destiny Bleu, took to twitter to blast Khloe for allegedly stealing her design. A few days later, Khloe’s legal team sent Destiny a cease and desist letter, and kindly told her that Khloe did not rip her off; instead Khloe was inspired by 90’s fashion and Cher.
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Then for good measure, Khloe added that she had never even heard of Destiny. Well, thank goodness for technology because it didn’t take long for Destiny to produce her receipts. Destiny was able to provide detailed correspondence that she had with Khloe’s design team which dated back to November 2016. Some of the emails were between Destiny and Khloe’s stylist, Monica Rose. Monica had borrowed clothing from Destiny, which she claims were copied by Khloe’s brand.
Up next, we have Ms. Kylie Jenner who must have felt the need to outshine her sister in the thievery department. Recently, Kylie released several camo colored items on her online shop, “The Kylie Shop”. Soon after the release, the public started to notice that they had seen those designs somewhere else. Kylie’s new clothing looked awfully similar to that of the black owned brand “Plugged NYC”. The owner of the brand, Tizita Balemlay, decided that she too would call out Kylie, and her social media weapon of choice was Instagram. The “Plugged NYC” owner posted pictures of her clothing for the public to compare. Balemlay also posted screenshots of emails where Kylie had previously ordered clothing from her website. There has been no response issued from Kylie’s camp.
So, what are your thoughts? Do you believe the allegations the sis duo is being accused of? Let me know in the comments.
By Ronda Brooks