It’s another day and another Kardashian drama is to be had. Earlier this week, the Internet blew up over Kylie and Kendall Jenner’s new Lee Clutch handbag that sparked outrage for cultural appropriation, and today Rihanna’s fans are in an uproar over a pair of shoes Kim Kardashian helped design.
The Internet has accused Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, and Kendall Jenner of failing to come up with original designs and essentially stealing other people’s ideas for their newly released products. Rihanna’s fans say Kim’s slides look like Rihanna’s Fenty X Puma slides.
Kim Kardashian unveiled the nude, faux fur slides on her official Twitter account and the Internet blew up. Rihanna’s fans not only accused the media mogul of stealing Rihanna’s Fenty Puma slides, some Twitter fans and Rihanna supporters told Kim Kardashian that they will only buy Rihanna’s slides.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) September 14, 2017
It wasn’t long after Kim Kardashian West shared the photo of her new faux fur slides that Rihanna’s fans called her out. They immediately drew comparisons between Kardashian’s slides and Rihanna’s Fenty Puma slides.
Rihanna’s fans went into overdrive and began tweeting to Kim Kardashian with vigor, slamming her for what they deemed was a copy of the Fenty slides. Rihanna’s fans descended upon Kim K in a fast, and furious manner and it seems that Kim Kardashian may want to consider taking a break from social media until the controversy subsides.
Fenty Fur Slides dropping 22nd April ? pic.twitter.com/rEiLG0HAUH
— Exit (@Exitforgirl) September 3, 2017
Kim Kardashian West and Rihanna aren’t the only ones making faux fur slides, so the question remains whether Kim actually copied the design or if they are just a popular type of slide. While Rihanna’s fans have vowed not to even acknowledge the shoes, let alone buy them, there’s good indication the Kim Kardashian Akid fur slide will sell out.
WE NOT HERE FOR THAT FU FU LAME SHIT KIM! ONLY FUR SLIDES WE APPRECIATE & BUY IS RIHANNA'S!
SAY IT W ME NOW F E N T Y !!! DAS IT pic.twitter.com/8Y7A0vD3BI
— Armani ❄️ (@MaryJaaane_) September 15, 2017
What do you think about the controversy? Are you Team Kim K or Team Rihanna? Do you think Kim K purposefully copied Rihanna’s design or do you think it was just a coincidence? Will you buy Kim Kardashian’s faux fur slides, Rihanna’s Fenty X Puma slides, or neither?
Do you agree with Rihanna’s fans trolling Kim Kardashian online? Should Kim Kardashian and her sisters take a business course in order to prevent so much backlash every time they release a new product?