Kim Kardashian is Harper’s Bazaar Arabia’s September covergirl and is channeling iconic singer, Cher.
The reality star graces the cover of the fashion publication donning a stunning gown from LaBourjoisie. Kim has always been candid about her love for Cher, so we are sure Kanye West’s wife beamed in ecstasy getting the chance to dress as the 70’s legend.
“I always look up to other Armenian women,” Kim told the publication. “I have deep family roots that are similar to hers.”
The photo cover, however, was released just days after the mother of three was blasted for channeling the one and only former FLOTUS, Jackie Kennedy Onassis.
In a spread for Interview magazine, Kardashian posed alongside her 4-year-old daughter North West and was deemed, “America’s New First Lady.” That did not sit will with folks on social media.
So what makes this portrayal different?
According to Harper’s Bazaar editor-in-chief, Louise Nichol, “Bazaar’s cover story with Kim pays tribute to another Armenian woman at the vanguard of style, Cher; a woman whose fashion choices 40 years ago must have caused as much of a furore as Kim’s provocative selfies do today.”
The question is: Will folks go after Kim again this week for her new portrayal?
Netflix’s ‘Step Sisters’ Is ‘Bring It On’ … But Way More Woke!
Netflix is getting ready to “Bring It On” … in more ways than one. The streaming service’s new flick Step Sisters is reminiscent of the 90s dance film, but delves deeper into racial themes like cultural appropriation, tokenization and interracial dating.
In the film Megalyn Echikunwoke (Arrow) plays the president of a black sorority who is tasked with teaching one of the campus’ white sororities how to step for a charity competition. At first glimpse the film seems to be stepping into a can of worms — and had folks on Twitter up in arms, but the creators and cast told HipHollywood it isn’t about cultural appropriation but instead cultural exchange.
“There’s a strong political message, and there’s a lot of racial content,” said Nia Jervier. “But I think that the pill that may be difficult to swallow is dipped in honey, because it’s funny.”
What also helps is that producer/writers like Lena Waithe (Masters of None), Chuck Hayward (Dear White People) and Ben Cory Jones (Underground) are behind the project – so you know it’s woke.
“At the end of the day, Jamila the lead character in our minds she’s reaching over to show them a part of our culture. It doesn’t dilute our culture,” said Jones. ” And I love that we can take stepping and evolve that into issues of race and culture.”
Step Sisters begins streaming on Netflix January 20th.
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