No, Whoopi Goldberg: Black Women Are Not Cultural Appropriators For Wearing Weave
Pepsi’s controversial commercial with Kendall Jenner still has people talking and it made its round on Thursday’s The View episode. Speaking on the topic, the ladies agreed that the ad missed the mark.
“One of the biggest things that’s uniting the country right now, is that everyone and their momma hated that Pepsi ad,” Whoopi Goldberg started off the segment. But it was her follow-up comment about Black women somehow appropriating culture by wearing weave that set off a Twitter firestorm.
“I think they [Pepsi] thought they were deeper than they were with the messaging,” Whoopi said. “I think they thought that this would be enough. And if you’re 19 or 21 you think it’s a great, cause you think it’s doing something… I know lots of 21-year-olds… and if it’s not here [mimicking a cell phone], they don’t know history.”
Sunny Hostin then noted that Kendall — a member of a family often accused of cultural appropriation — should have known better.
“This is a family that has made millions of dollars based on being just famous,” she begins. “And so when…