i literally said bismillah before i posted this because i’m scared of the reaction.
y’all might hate me for saying this but i did not have a big problem with Kim K wearing the saree. i don’t think Kim has ever said anything problematic about south asian people or our culture and, if so, i’m okay with her wearing the saree and lehenga (correct me if i’m wrong).
this wasn’t like when kendall jenner modelled for Vogue India and was on the cover for their tenth anniversary. that didn’t sit well with me because it was a significant occasion for a major south asian magazine — predictably, it would have gotten more exposure than the normal editions — and, instead of using a south asian model, they used a mainstream non-desi one. that wasn’t okay with me. it was disgusting.
i hope you understand why i wasn’t that bothered about Kim K on the cover for vogue. i know that some of you guys will be super angry at me for saying this because y’all were angry-DMing me about it.
and i see your points! like, i really do. representation in India isn’t great and this isn’t helping anything. and we must remember that my viewpoint is the perspective of a girl living in a Eurocentric society so obviously my outlook on this is going to be different to someone who’s grown up in India and has witnessed the effects of stunts like these on society, firsthand.
but, my perspective is my perspective at the end of the day. if you disagree with me, then that’s completely fine; please disagree respectfully.
BUT BUT BUT BUT BUT.
THEY COULDN’T LEAVE IT AT THAT.
STUPID TWITTER HAD TO THROW A SPANNER IN THE WORKS.
i am ABSOLUTELY PISSED AND REALLY GRR AT THESE complete *idiots* completely ruining everything and making these comments. they’re repulsing and, quite frankly, ignorant, especially considering Kim K is half-Armenian herself. quick geography lesson: ARMENIA IS IN WEST ASIA. so saying “white girls do it better than asians rawr XD” makes you sound like a buffoon, honey, in several different ways. step down.
oof, i say in curry aunty voice.
edit: so, Ash appeared in the comments and apparently she was being satirical, so you can leave her out of your curses n shit ~ ask