When North West landed in Armenia with her parents Kim & Kanye a few days ago, her hair was out in an afro in it’s natural state. Rather than refer to the 22 month old’s hair as natural & curly, white owned online publication HollywoodLife.com described it as “wild & untamed”. I have seen wild & untamed hair and this is nowhere near it.
The headlines caused an outrage among many black people on Twitter who called out the publication as being racist.
I can’t help but wonder though, when white/asian kids have their hair out, they aren’t referred to as, “wild & untamed” like they are animals. It is no wonder black women for generations have had issues with their natural hair, we have been conditioned to think it’s ugly. Hence our dependence on relaxers, weaves and wigs.
See some of the Twitter reactions after the jump