Amandla Stenberg calls out Kylie Jenner over cornrows

Amandla Stenberg

Amandla Stenberg arrives at the Women in Film 2015 Crystal and Lucy Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on June 16, 2015, in Los Angeles.

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Teen actress Amandla Stenberg took Kylie Jenner to task for posting a photo of herself in cornrows on Instagram.

Stenberg left her objection in the comments section: “When u appropriate black features and culture but fail to use ur position of power to help black Americans by directing attention towards ur wigs instead of police brutality or racism #whitegirlsdoitbetter." 

When Jenner responded, “Oh go hang with Jaden or something,” referring to Stenberg’s recent prom date with actor Jaden Smith, Stenberg penned an essay on double standards in beauty. She also tweeted: “End the ‘angry black girl’ narrative. It’s just another attempt to undermine certain perspectives. I have strong opinions. I am not angry.”

Stenberg, who appeared as Rue in “The Hunger Games," made a video earlier this year about cultural appropriation, “Don’t Cash Crop on my Cornrows.”


Justin Bieber suddenly realized that kids — children — follow him on social media. So in a fit of propriety, he deleted an Instagram photo he had posted last week showing his bare rear end. “To anyone I may have offended I’m so sorry. It was completely pure hearted as a joke but didn’t take in account there are littles following me!!!” he posted in an apology.

The Valentino gown Nicky Hilton wore to marry James Rothschild at Kensington Palace on Friday seemed inspired by the gowns worn by a trio of princesses: Princess Grace of Monaco in 1956, Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece in 1995 and Princess Kate (a.k.a. the Duchess of Cambridge) in 2011. The gown was high-necked, long-sleeved, full-skirted, trained and made of lace.

Actress Lily Aldridge is in Carolina Herrera’s fall ad campaign, shot by Mario Testino.

Georgia May Jagger stars in Mulberry’s latest advertising campaign, where she channels London in the 1970s, Fashionista says.