Marie Claire tweeted about Kendall Jenner having "bold" braids and taking it to a "new" level. This statement set off many of their black followers and Marie Claire took notice. The publication later apologized for implying that Kendall began the trend of wearing braids.
Actress, Reagen Gomez, also reacted and helped to start the #BoldBraids hashtag in reaction to Marie Claire tweet.
Who braids??? Let's see some pictures of REAL #BoldBraids— Reagan Gomez (@ReaganGomez) April 2, 2014
Lemme see pics of real #BoldBraids— Reagan Gomez (@ReaganGomez) April 2, 2014
Here are some comments from upset Twitter followers from the initial tweet:
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— ✰ (@ohitsbarbara) April 2, 2014
Marie Claire's apology:
We didn’t mean to offend or imply that cornrows were new. Our tweet was poorly worded.
— Marie Claire (@marieclaire) April 2, 2014
We thought her hair looked great and recognize women have been styling their hair like this for ages.— Marie Claire (@marieclaire) April 2, 2014
Written by @IamVanessaDenis.
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