Why Kim Kardashian's hairstyle Fulani braids is causing her social media fire

- 6/24/2018
This particular Kim Kardashian's Hairstyle is  causing a social media riot. When you are a Kardashian everything about you is noticed, analysed,praised, and blatantly criticized. And when you are Kim of the famous TV family, you better be prepared to get a lot of love—and alot of heat from fans who adore you, and those who despise you.
Kim Kardashian braids
That's one of the complexities of having almost 200 million social media fans across all networks. You become a powerhouse influencer,  as well as an easy target for critics, trolls and haters alike.
So dear Kim,  you chose this life and we are thrilled to have you among us. But don't get too worked up when your chosen outfits, non-outfits, body and hairstyles are put under the microscope by eagle-eyed fans who follow you religiously and criticize you equally so. 
The much photographed reality TV star has spoken out against critics who judged her for rocking beautiful fulani braids for an awards show, as well as allowing her five-year-old daughter get her naturally curly hair straightened. Welcome to the world of celebrity trolls North.
Kim Kardashian Fulani braids hairstyle
Fulani braids look great on Kim Kardashian but some of her fans aren't thrilled
The fact that she looked superb didn't stop the fire from starting. The 37-year-old reality star dazzled in her white crop top paired with a sparkly skirt for the MTV Movie & TV awards Sunday - but people were shocked she chose to wear her hair in thin corn rows after experiencing an immense about of backlash earlier this year.

She struggled to explain her choice, because frankly, when millions of people are breathing down your neck for whatever reason, it's hard to ignore them. In an interview with Bustle, Kim revealed her decision to wear the braids was because her eldest daughter, North West, wanted matching hairstyles. 

'I actually did that look because North said she wanted braids and asked if I would do them with her. So we braided her hair and then we braided my hair,' Kim explained to the news site. 

This backlash first began in January when the reality star revealed on Snapchat that her then-platinum locks were braided into corn rows. 
Bo Derek and Kim Kardashian braids
Actress and model Bo Derek famously wore Fulani braids in her 1979 movie '10'
She made the mistake of calling the look her 'Bo Derek braids' - in reference to the hot actress' hairstyle in the 1979 film, 10.  This didn't sit well with fans.

They are not Bo Derek braids, but Fulani braids, which originated from a large and prominent tribe from west African nation Nigeria. Many people blasted Kim on social media saying her comment was 'disrespectful' to the tribe and she was accused of cultural appropriation. 

But the mother-of-three clarified her original comment stating she understands and respects the culture behind fulani braids.

'I obviously know they're called fulani braids and I know the origin of where they came from and I'm totally respectful of that,' she said. 'I'm not tone deaf to where I don't get it. I do get it.' 

Maybe next time the dazzling Kim Kardashian wants to dazzle, she should do some tedious research first. At least for the sake of her ever attentive multitude of fans. Unfortunately, it's a strategy that isn't guaranteed to work. That's how unpredictable your adoring public can be. Much love and much hate coming from the same faucet. 

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