During an interview with Marie Claire for its third annual Fresh Faces issue, Kylie Jenner took credit for starting wigs.
“I started wigs, and now everyone is wearing wigs. Kim [Kardashian] just used my wig guy last night. … I just do whatever I want to do, and people will follow,” Kylie told the magazine.
Wigs date back to the 18th century, way before Kylie was even born, so people definitely weren’t pleased with her statement.
“I started wigs and now everyone is wearing wigs” ? kylie jenner is a trip lmao
— shelly shelbs (@winemuvva) April 12, 2016
“Kylie Jenner thinks she was the first person to start wearing wigs. B**** please. pic.twitter.com/VwTWLPZwjP”
— Shiloh James (@Shishijames) April 12, 2016
“The only way @KylieJenner started wigs would be if she mastered time travel. And that’s a pretty hard argument to make.”
— Kay C. (@iwritecoolstuff) April 12, 2016
“honeeeeey if kylie jenner started wigs no one would be wearing them lol”
— et phone homegirl (@ramennikki) April 12, 2016
“Kylie Jenner is really out here tryna say she ‘started the wig trend and now everyone wearing wigs’… Okay sis. pic.twitter.com/zA4WDzucqY“
— rachel (@rachelrosee_) April 12, 2016
Some people were so blown away by Kylie’s statement that they were hoping her words were screwed up.
“@KylieJenner you started wigs? What? Plz tell me they misquoted you. You are not that ignorant”
— veronica (@wannyfo) April 12, 2016
After all the backlash, Kylie took to Twitter to defend herself.
“When publications switch up your words for hype.. Damn.”
— Kylie Jenner (@KylieJenner) April 11, 2016
The Kardashians and Jenners have recently been wearing styles that African Americans have been wearing for centuries and the media is portraying it as something the sisters have created on their own. Let’s not forget where these braids, bantu knots, and wigs really originated.
Do you think Kylie really meant that she started wigs? Or do you think her words were twisted by Marie Claire? Dish out your thoughts below.
Written By: Marshay Rice