Kylie Jenner Claims to Have "Started Wigs," Twitter Roundly Disagrees
Jenner, who is one of five celebrities (Ellie Goulding, Hailey Baldwin, Zendaya and Gugu Mbatha-Raw) featured on the May covers, discusses her love of switching up her hairstyles and wearing multicolored wigs. In doing so, she takes credit for the style entirely.
"I started wigs, and now everyone is wearing wigs," she said. "Kim [Kardashian West] just used my wig guy last night ... I just do whatever I want to do, and people will follow."
Sorry, Kylie, but users on Twitter don't seem to agree with you.
A lot of people are pointing out that black women specifically have been wearing wigs for years (several tweets include reference to grannies at church). But this is far from the first time that the Jenner/Kardashian girls have taken or received credit for starting a "trend" that's actually been traditionally a culturally black style.
In 2014, Marie Claire (yes, the same magazine of Kylie Jenner's new interview) came under fire for calling Kendall Jenner's braids (read: cornrows) new. (The exact tweet: "Kendall Jenner takes bold braids to a new epic level.")
But hey, Kylie does regret some things. We learn from this new Marie Claire interview that she regrets posting sexy photos to social media and that her biggest pet peeve is when people drive her car and switch around her seat settings. (Same.)
It's possible that Kylie was talking about how she started the wig trend within her family or the resurgence she caused. There is no way she actually believes that no one ever wore wigs before she did — right??
The internet towards Kylie right now:
April 12, 2016, 7:47 a.m.: Kylie Jenner sent a tweet on Tuesday, seemingly addressing the wig statement controversy: