Marie Claire is the latest publication to catch heat for crediting a Kardashian with creating something Black women have done for decades.
The magazine is currently under fire for publishing an article about a new trend they call “glass hair,” saying the Kardashians are the main inspiration for the look. The style is more accurately known as a silk press, a method stylists have been using for years to smooth hair to a shiny, glass-like finish.
— Marie Claire (@marieclaire) August 16, 2018
After crediting Kim and Khloe Kardashian with starting the trend, Black Twitter fired back with photos of stars like Rihanna, Gabrielle Union, Taraji P. Henson and even the legendary Cicely Tyson all rocking a silk press before the reality show sisters made it cool.
Check out an outraged Black Twitter below.
It’s called a silk press. I have seen this everywhere since the 90’s when the girls at HBCU’S rocked the look. Please consider hiring Black Women and Men to avoid erasing our contributions to your “trends.” This is hurtful & offensive. pic.twitter.com/kD4832t3Fc
— Nicole ☀️At Sunrise (@alamanecer) August 17, 2018
What in the cultural appropriation is going on here⁉️ I’m sorry y’all, but wypipo calling a silk press “glass hair” is too much Mayo for me 😒 https://t.co/IqC8QjdmkW
— Lil Extro Vert 🏳️🌈🖤✨ (@CandaceA) August 17, 2018
Y’all see how the kardashians get the credit for all the black culture they appropriate. “Glass hair” chile that’s a silk press and it ain’t new 😌 pic.twitter.com/t0sDrr6lX7
— 𝕃𝕖𝕒𝕙 is ia for work (@thorhoedinson) August 18, 2018
im convinced nobody has black editors/writers bc who tf calls a silk press …glass hair https://t.co/LH05TlpftE
— Skye Alexis (@SKYEALEXlS) August 17, 2018
Umm u really trying to give the Kar…🙄u kno what, these embarrassing articles wouldn’t happen if you had more black women as editors/writers pic.twitter.com/8W9w4kL3bb
— Mama Wolf🐺 (@thebaddestnuna) August 17, 2018
When they try to pass off your old hair as new hair. pic.twitter.com/6RJotaFxQp
— Luna Luvhood (@sovivACEous) August 17, 2018
🤦🏾♀️ wassup with white people thinking they create something that’s recycled? https://t.co/CvvL3vDpR0
— Char Afro✊ (@MaineTGOD) August 21, 2018
Hire. More. Black. Women. Writers. And. Editors. pic.twitter.com/FJcfVt2ix7
— Adaora Allure (@adaoraallure) August 17, 2018
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.