'Hunger Games' Actress Amandla Stenberg Checks Kylie Jenner Over Cultural Appropriation

Entertainment | Camille Travis | 07/13/2015 | 11:15 AM EDT

Stenberg: 'While white women are praised for altering their bodies [...] black women are shamed although the same features exist on them naturally.'

"Hunger Games" actress Amandla Stenberg was quite busy this weekend schooling Kylie Jenner on Cultural Appropriation 101.

It all started on Saturday when the youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner crew shared an Instagram picture of herself sporting a head full of cornrows that was 'liked' by more than 1.2 million fans and praised by thousands. But Stenberg wasn't feeling the look, as she dropped a note about Jenner appropriating black culture.


"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," Stenberg wrote in Jenner's comments section. She previously discussed the concept of cultural appropriation in a video earlier this year titled "Don't Cash Crop My Cornrows."

Jenner later fired back with a response of her own, stating: "Mad if I do...mad if I don't. Go hang w Jaden or something."

Jenner was referring to Jaden Smith, a mutual friend who took Stenberg to her high school prom in May. 

The 17-year-old reality star obviously wasn't catching onto the lesson Stenberg was trying to drive home, so the actress broke it all the way down with a more detailed post Sunday night. She wrote:


What are your thoughts on Stenberg's message to Jenner? Sound off!

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(Photos from left: Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Women in Film, Kylie Jenner via Instagram)

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