Mainstream media publications have a sick habit when it comes to their coverage of the Kardashian/Jenner crew, especially Kim Kardashian.
The cycle goes as follows: Kim Kardashian wears anything that black women wear and have worn for years. A mainstream publication deems it cool. The publication proceeds to flaunt how little it knows about the culture that Kardashian's looks are oft-inspired by with a story and headline that positions her as some sort of style innovator or reviver.
Twitter users proceed to call out the publication on its crap. Said media publication ignores the valid critiques because it's checked off its Kardashian coverage for the day and could not care less about the cultures slighted in the process.
The most recent culprit is none other than the fashion giant Vogue magazine.
So, the question of the day remains: Who exactly is Kim Kardashian bringing crimps back for again?
Perhaps media publications should just admit an obvious truth: They still have not figured out the proper way to cover Kardashian and her equally famous family after all of these years. No matter how many times these platforms — which are supposed to be the purveyors of correct information — get called out for improperly crediting white women for creating or rebooting styles, they continue to repeat this mistake.
There is nothing wrong with Kardashian being inspired by so many black women in fashion's history, but media outlets need to approach their coverage of her style with that in mind.
If Kardashian and her glam squad can put black women in the center of their vision boards, then why can't they make it to the articles that these magazines and websites write about her? The omission feels purposeful, but if that isn't the case, then we have another problem: Where are the black people in these Slack channels and board meetings where the content initially gets discussed? Who is giving this poorly thought out content the OK?
In 2019, we should be so beyond the "OMG, Kim K just started/revamped a thing" headlines. It has been repeatedly proven that she starts, revamps, and reinvents very little.