Kim Kardashian is one of the most photographed woman in the world… so it was only a matter of time before her daughter’s appearance became a topic of discussion and debate. But some people are casting a skeptical eye at Kim after she herself referenced her daughter’s hair in what some feel is a derogatory manner.
On a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live the 34-year-old reality star discussed waking North up to see a baboon spotted in her neighborhood. She said;
I woke her up this morning, early, and in the morning she’s got this crazy afro. I just took her outside in her pajamas and her crazy hair, and she was half asleep, to see the baboon.
You can catch Kim making the comments around the 3:00 mark
“Not surprised, this is the same women who always said she wanted a baby that looks like half coffee and half milk and cut up her own ethic features within an inch of their life so what she considers crazy or wild isn’t that shocking. But I always find it funny that people who marry and have kids with someone outside their race aren’t happy about said features attributed to said significant other’s race when their own kids end up with them.”
“No wonder that poor baby’s hair is always pulled into a tight top-knot. Wonder if Kim K would have called her hair ‘crazy’ if it was straight. I feel so sorry for the baby now.”
“That’s what we’re upset about now? This is what we’re up in arms about? It obviously wasn’t said in a negative way. Also…she is this child’s mother. She may be a non-talent with an egotistical husband, but she is this child’s mother, not some stranger that we all have to protect her kid from. I know she’s annoying and you have the right to be mad about whatever you want. But is this worth it?”
“As much as it pains me to side with this clan, I don’t believe she meant it in a negative way… If she wanted a child with straighter hair, she would’ve made one with a Caucasian! Again, knee-jerk! Pick your battles wisely. Smh…”
The interesting thing is that, just a few weeks back, gossip blog Hollywood Life referred to North West’s hair as “wild” and “unruly” on Twitter before changing the tweets due to pressure from readers. Perhaps Kim herself didn’t really mind.
Whatever the case, there is a lot of coded language surrounding North West’s hair that is indicative of how mainstream America views it. Curly hair can’t just be curly. It has to be crazy, wild, funky, unruly. Not to mention that it’s rarely ever described as pretty or cute.
Ladies, what are your thoughts?