Oh no. Kylie Jenner is ‘horrified’ after finding herself trapped in a bitter social media feud with Amandla Stenberg. After the ‘Hunger Games’ actress criticized Kylie’s new cornrows, Kylie is not letting the diss sit well, HollywoodLife.com learned EXCLUSIVELY. Find out why.
Kylie Jenner, 17, wasn’t exactly expecting to engage in a feud with anyone when posting a pic of her new cornrows on July 11. However, she couldn’t help but fight back after Hunger Games star Amandla Stenberg, 16, called out the KUWTK star for neglecting “real” African American culture. In fact, Kylie feels the attack was “unprovoked” and might even stem from their mutual connection, Jaden Smith, 17, an insider tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. Here’s the scoop.
“Kylie is horrified Amandla would say such things to her, especially because she should know how engrossed in African American culture Kylie is,” an insider tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “She feels it’s an unprovoked attack, and possibly something that stems from Jaden turning her against her.”
Yikes! As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Amandla provoked the feud by commenting on Kylie’s cornrows pic: “when u appropriate black features and culture but fail to use ur position of power to help black Americans by directing attention towards ur wigs instead of police brutality or racism #whitegirlsdoitbetter.” Kylie fired back with an equally dissing comment, telling Amandla to “go hang” with Jaden. Wow this is a really difficult situation for everyone including Jaden who feels stuck in the middle.
It seems like that’s where the bad blood could stem from. Kylie and Jaden have remained on friendly terms since they were romantically involved. However, Amandla and Jaden have been getting closer, and even went to her prom together.
So what exactly does Kylie wish Amandla would have done instead? “Kylie would have liked Amandla to have spoken about it privately rather than air their dirty linen in public,” our source says. “She didn’t mean any disrespect to African American culture by braiding her hair in cornrows, and thinks it’s a fashion that suits her given her own dark complexion.” We hope that Kylie and Amandla make up soon!
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do you think the feud between Amandla and Kylie was unprovoked? Let us know!
— Julianne Ishler, Reporting by Jon Boon