Apparently, MTV UK thinks that Kim Kardashin started a cornrows trend. Only they’re calling the hairstyle “boxer braids.”
The Twitter account for MTV UK posted an image of Kardashian sporting the look along with the caption: “The A-list are loving boxer braids right now, so here’s an easy way to do them yourself.”
The article linked in the tweet not only calls the cornrows “boxer braids” for no other reason than the fact that they apparently wanted to whitewash everything but also cites Kardashian as the founder of the trend, which has been worn by Hailey Baldwin and Kylie Jenner.
Because, you know, it’s not like black girls have been rocking this trend for centuries or anything.
— Beauty Works (@beauty_works) February 19, 2016
Cornrows are boxer braids now? Ok, got it ? https://t.co/Bkcs3l5ZOu
— The Bazooka Bitch (@THISisLULE) February 20, 2016
It's like they have to give it a new name so they can feel comfortable doing something "urban". #BoxerBraids
— Cardi Z (@MissZindzi) February 21, 2016
Black girls gotta have their edges gelled down to hell and back for anyone to even ALLOW them to rock cornrows to "events".
— Melanie? (@thesoulasylum) February 20, 2016