Kim Kardashian is once again under fire, albeit not directly, for cultural appropriation. The controversy involves an image of “Keeping Up With The Kardashian” alum with Fulani braids.

All Hip Hop reported that a hair salon in Brussels used an image of Kim without her permission in a bid to promote “African Hair Style” at one of their events in the Belgium capital.

The issue was brought to light when Diet Prada posted the image reportedly taken from the event’s site on their Instagram account. The post drew criticism and condemnation from many on social media.

They captioned the post, “Live from Rue Brabant in Brussels,” followed by #BlackHistoryMonth hashtag. They also included her with other Black celebrities who have been blackfished or lightened in pop culture.

Kim was recently called out for darkening her skin in new photo shoot for Vogue. This all started after the outlet posted photos from Kim’s photoshoot on Wednesday.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab is a news writer at Ringside News. He has been an avid fan of professional wrestling since 2000. His earliest memories of pro wrestling involved The Rock taking on The McMahon-Helmsley faction in 2000. Outside of his writing responsibilities, Manik is a fan of fiction, thrillers, comics, manga and anime. He’s an occasional journalist and likes to spend his free time watching movies and reading stuff about politics, science, medicine, etc. Manik also enjoys jogs in the park and workouts in the gym.  Manik is also a big of rock bands including Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Metallica, Drowning Pool, Breaking Point, and Skillet. His current favorite wrestler is Kazuchika Okada and his favorite wrestler of all time is The Rock.

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