Last year, The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star Kim Kardashian wore traditional Indian accessories like gold bangles and a maang tikka and got called out for cultural appropriation online.Now, she has shared photos from her most recent shoot in which she can be seen wearing large earrings with the symbol of Om. The shoot has been styled by stylist and photographer Sita Abellan, reports the Independent.
Check Kim’s post:
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 23, 2021
Check how netizens reacted:
Is now a good time to mention that the Om is a sacred symbol to Hindus and not just an accessory?
— Ria Sen (@sen_ria) May 23, 2021
Leave our culture and religion alone.
— om (@swiftsza13) May 23, 2021
Can Westerners for once respect other cultures?? ॐ is a religious symbol, not your aesthetic 😩
— smooth like jimin (@bitchesstaygold) May 23, 2021
miss kim kardashian west will appropriate a culture for an aesthetic but will NEVER speak about the issues faced by the same
— natalie. (@91IICF) May 24, 2021
When will celebrities learn to stop fucking appropriating sacred symbols and practices. Absolutely shameful 🤮 https://t.co/bBc4zkf3Fu
— Ree ஓம (@ureeshah_m) May 25, 2021
Lmao. This is how you KNOW Hinduism and spirituality is becoming popular😂😂😂 kim starts appropriating it 👀👀👀 https://t.co/3CsXeJTbOI
— saturn’s baby 🪐🐲🐉 (@tia_visagie) May 25, 2021
white people 🤝 making religions an aesthetic https://t.co/Du9T1zhB27
— maryam 🇵🇸 (@Peer__Pressure2) May 25, 2021
I’m staring to think celebrities use sacred religious symbols for fashion on purpose knowing it’s a problem . No one is this dumb in 2021. https://t.co/53Mq02cVEo
— honey 🇵🇸 (@Hannah_Limbada) May 26, 2021