By Bethany Morrison
In the fashion industry, giving credit where it is due is very important. Imagine putting in hours of hard physical and intellectual work, just for somebody else to turn around and plagiarize it and not even give credit. This past Friday, independent fashion designer Destiney Bleu accused Khloé Kardashian of copying her work, after Khloé posted a clip celebrating her brand, Good American, along with some star-studded looks that looked too familiar (ELLE).
Now this is no coincidence, Destiney Bleu reported that the KUWTK reality star, first ordered items from her back in December and she believed she would see the star in them, but never did. Instead, the reality star alledgedly bought one of everything on Destiney’s website, never posted about it and publicly dropped her own version (ELLE).
This latest scandal feeds into the narrative of the Kardashian/Jenner sisters being accused of culturally appropriating the style of Black women. Dazzle is Destiney’s livelihood, she pays 3 rents, has 5 employees and hand makes everything. Her work is done with no investment or guidance. Fortunately, her brand hasn’t gone unnoticed and has been seen on various tours, magazines, film and more. Don’t be a culture vulture, protect what’s yours at all costs.
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Bethany Morrison is a recent college graduate with a B.S. degree in Health Psychology and she has been writing for as long as she can remember. She thoroughly enjoys brainstorming her thoughts and is looking to one day pursue a Masters in both Health Psychology and Journalism.