Justine Skye revealed that she expected the backlash Kendall Jenner received for sporting an ‘afro’ for a photo shoot. During an interview with ET, Skye claimed that Kendall showed her some pics part of the Vogue shoot and apparently, she warned the model the snaps would be problematic.
‘She did that shoot so long ago and she, like, showed me the photo. I was like, ‘People are going to come at you.’ I told her people were going to come at her,’ Justine tells the outlet.
As you may know, on Monday, Vogue released an official apology following the outrage on social media.
Fans accused the magazine of cultural appropriation even though Kendall’s big hair was only reminiscent of an afro and not the actual hairstyle.
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E! News shared the statement by Vogue that says: ‘The image is meant to be an update of the romantic Edwardian/Gibson Girl hair which suits the period feel of the Brock Collection, and also the big hair of the ’60s and the early ’70s, that puffed-out, teased-out look of those eras. We apologize if it came across differently than we intended, and we certainly didn’t mean to offend anyone by it.’
Skye went on to share that while chatting with Kendall, they acknowledged that white women can also have naturally curly hair and that Vogue tends to ‘experiment a lot with things.’
‘But I do understand, like, in this point in time, it’s very sensitive. You’ve gotta be a little careful and just expect that people are going to [spin headlines to create larger issues]. If it was like [my own hair], then I’d be like, ‘Girl, what are you doing?’’ Justine said, referring to the fact that the Jenner’s curls were not at all as tight as a real afro.