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“Underground” Star Adina Porter Talks Cultural Appropriation and “Boxer Braids”

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By now you’ve probably heard of the “new” hair trend called “Boxer Braids”.

IG: @KimKardashian

IG: @KimKardashian

Now, clearly these are nothing more than cornrows. You would also think it was clear that these have been around for centuries. But alas, in the wake of celebrities like Kim Kardashian (and all of her sisters AND her daughter) wearing the hairstyle, the melanin-deficient members of the media have renamed the look and deemed it the newest hair trend. Typical…

Of course, Black Twitter let them have it, pointing out that Black girls have been rocking cornrows since the dawn of man. But we here at HipHollywood went one step further and asked one of the stars of “Underground” if she felt the look equated to cultural appropriation or a simple misunderstanding. When asked her thoughts on the issue, Adina Porter responded, “I don’t care what they want to call it, we all know what it is … as a community we take something, and it could be nothing and make it amazing and the rest of the world wants it.”

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