By: Mira Kelley
Blogger - Aspiring Photographer/Writer/Creative Director - Social and Legal Enthusiast
They're calling her new found love for hoop earrings a resurrection of the trend which originally was brought back to life in the 90's. On Kardashian's blog post "Hoops Are Everything" she urges her following to "get that hoop game strong" as if hoops haven't been a part of the culture for decades now. The social star then goes on to list eight of her favorite hoop styles (prices ranging from $8 to $295). The article that posted this also named celebrities such as Rihanna, Blake Lively and Debra Messing who now have "jumped on board" with Khloe Kardashian.
Can we just discuss cultural appropriation for a second and why others have a right to be upset about it? Well, cultural appropriation usually refers to the use/adoption/theft of one group's culture by another culture. So the question that many black and latino people may have is where was all this hype and excitement when we proudly wore and when we WEAR our big hoops? Why was/is it ghetto for black and brown bodies but stylish on others? It's unfair in a sense that upper-class elite or white women continue to appropriate the culture of marginalized groups with no respect to how they are and have been treated because of it. It'd be nice to see women of color being acknowledged for their creativity and uniqueness for once.