Kim Kardashian West has once again found herself at the centre of a cultural appropriation debate, this time for her large jewellery.
The reality queen recently showed off the results of a lavish bedroom photo shoot to her 69 million Twitter followers, wearing a tight red dress with earrings and flaunting long claw-like nails.
Her supporters, however, were enraged by the style of the massive silver earrings.
The Om symbol is included on the earrings, which is the most sacred mantra in Hinduism.
Buddhists employ the chanting sound, which denotes “ultimate reality” or “everything and everyone,” in religious teachings, prayers, and other disciplines such as yoga and meditation.
Some of Kardashian’s followers have chastised her for her decision, urging her to “educate herself.”
One person wrote, “My religion is not your f…… aesthetic.”
Another wrote, “Shout out to Kim K for collecting cultures to appropriate like infinity stones.”
Others, on the other hand, defended the actress, claiming that there is a “difference between respect and appropriation of a faith and culture.”
“Why can’t the Om be worn as an earring if it can be worn around the neck?” People attacking Kim here are only spreading propaganda to portray Hindus as intolerant, which they are not,” one user said.
It comes after the 40-year-old sobbed openly on her reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians about her divorce from estranged spouse Kanye West.
Kardashian joins her sisters on a trip to Lake Tahoe in the episode, which is part of the cult show’s final and 20th season, when she emotionally tells her family that she feels like a “failure” for having a third divorce.
She admitted, “I feel like a failure.”
“Yeah, I’m a… loser, but I can’t even think about it.” I want to be content.”
Kardashian West expressed her belief that the rapper, with whom she has four children, North, Chicago, Saint, and Psalm, needed a wife who would “back his every move and travel with him.”
She stated, “I think he deserves someone who can…follow him all over the country and relocate to Wyoming.”
“How come I’m still stuck in this place where I’ve been for years?” Every year, he relocates to a different state. I need to remain together so that I may raise the children.”
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 23, 2021
Our culture isn't an aesthetic
— namjoon's dimples (@zaynlve) May 24, 2021
shoutout to kim k for collecting cultures to appropriate like infinity stones
— ピージエイ (@todorokibucky) May 23, 2021
Can I print your god in my underwear?
— Awadhesh (@Awadhes15698032) May 28, 2021
Leave our culture and religion alone.
— 🌚 (@swiftsza13) May 23, 2021