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Kenya Moore is under fire after donning a Native American costume during a recent episode of Bravo’s reality series “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” In the most recent episode of the series, the 50-year-old woman attended a Halloween party hosted by Falynn Guobadia, wearing a feathered headdress and a faux suede outfit.
Although Moore told guests that she was dressed as a “warrior princess,” her costume choice was not well received by her co-stars and fans.
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“The Kenyan Native American costume is super troublesome, but I’m not trying to alter the feathers for this girls trip,” her co-star Drew Sidora said during the episode. “It seems that I am the only one who sees the problems with the decisions of Kenya Moore.”
“Kenya is a Native American warrior. I thought we weren’t doing that anymore. I knew this girl was crazy, but add nonsense to the list, add hits to the list, ”added Porsha Williams.
In addition to Moore’s “Housewives” co-stars, fans have taken to social media to share their dismay at the star’s controversial appearance.
“Cultural appropriation as a disguise? Really Kenya?”, One person tweeted.
“I know the episode airs today, but October 2020 wasn’t that long ago!”, Another fan additional. “Kenya Moore should know not to wear a Native American headdress for Halloween! Disgusting! Disrespectful!”
“You have to apologize for that ‘disguise’,” someone else said. tweeted.
“Kenya … We don’t dress up as Native Americans. If you wonder how troublesome it is, think about how you would feel if someone dressed up as African American,” another wrote.
Kenya … we don’t dress up as Native Americans. If you’re wondering how troublesome it is, think about how you would feel if someone dressed up as an African American.
– 🌸 (@GraceLove_Peace) March 22, 2021
Ultimately, Moore responded to the criticism, hinting that due to her own cultural background, her costume was justified.
“I know that Kenya did not overshadow Porsha all season about her work with the BLM movement and then she appeared in an indigenous costume. Two strikes,” someone tweeted.
Moore retweeted the comment and simply replied, “It’s also part of my heritage.”
Some fans even sided with Moore on this issue, noting that various African and Caribbean cultures wear feather headdresses.
“Africans, Caribbeans, and different people of color wear headdresses,” someone tweeted, along with a link to a photo of Nicki Minaj wearing a traditional Caribbean. feather headdress. “In the Caribbean and in some parts of Africa they are worn out. People who don’t know their history die.”
Moore’s co-star Kandi Burruss came to her defense during the “Real Housewives of Atlanta After Show” admitting that she “didn’t think anything” of her friend’s costume.
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“I don’t think he was using the disguise to make fun of anyone, and I think he thought it was a beautiful disguise because it is the sign of a leader: a boss is someone to look up to, not to be made fun of.” Said Burruss, “And I don’t think I was doing it as a joke to be mean or anything like that.”