KIM AND KOURTNEY SLAMMED FOR ‘CULTURAL APPROPRIATION’ AFTER KIDS PERFORM MĀORI HAKA
Kim and Kourtney have offended fans in New Zealand, accusing them of cultural appropriation.
Although no strangers to such accusations, the Kardashians are in hot water again, this time for doing the Māori Haka on TikTok.
Scott shared a video of his daughter Penelope with two friends, and cousins North and Saint West, performing the traditional war dance from New Zealand during his sons’ Reign and Mason’s birthday party.
He captioned it: “TikTok ya don’t stop. Ain’t got nothing on us!”
Furious social media users labelled the dance as “cultural appropriation and disrespect.”
One angry New Zealander wrote: “how about you teach your kids Native American culture before incorrectly teaching them our cultural haka”.
While New Zealanders rushed to slam the Kardashian clan for dancing the Haka, some Māori leaders think it might help promote their culture globally.
“On the one hand, it’s a great thing. On the other hand, I would love to have a conversation with them about what the haka means and what motivated them to do it,” Māori Council executive director Matthew Tukaki told Star News.
But he also added that you can do the Haka if you mean well and aren’t just chasing likes on social media.
“It has to be done with true intent. It’s not just something that’s good for Instagram or social media,” Tukaki added.