Coco Austin has actually fired straight back at those slamming her brand-new braids as cultural appropriation.
On Saturday, the reality TV star shared two Instagram videos explaining that she implied no harm by naming her new braided hairstyle, “Da Coco Swoop,” and argued it had nothing in connection with race, despite responses from followers saying otherwise.
“therefore, recently I got personal media’s panties in a lot because i did so braids to my tresses. This might be therefore stupid,” she said in the movie. “I can’t believe I’m speaing frankly about it, and I also believe this wouldn’t be ended up being a race thing.”
“i did so my braids and I also labeled as all of them the Coco Swoop. We identify all my types that I do to myself. These are known as the Coco Swoop. The braids prior to were called the Bo Derek Braids. Plus it’s a Coco-ism. I constantly done it.”
“the reason why can’t everyone rename hairstyles or braids? That sounds therefore stupid. Exactly why is everyone claiming one thing they shouldn’t? I know braids have been around for thousands of years. Don’t you believe I know that?”
“If I wanna wear a pineapple back at my mind, I quickly should be able to wear a pineapple on my mind and call it the Pineapple Cocowop. We don’t know. The thing is where I’m going with this? How come every person hating? This would be a ‘human thing,’ right? Everybody will be able to do it. It’s a ‘human thing’ – give that an attempt – perhaps not a race war.”
Austin concluded her message through it clear that she believes individuals overreacted to something she had no purpose of performing. “It has nothing to do with battle. But this only would go to explain to you that no body reads the captions underneath photos. Otherwise, you would recognize that this is not an issue. It’s a thing that i actually do. It’s a Coco-ism, okay?”
Earlier on in few days, Austin’s spouse Ice-T also shut down a Twitter troll which stated he was the main reason that Austin known as the woman braids what she performed.
Wrong for what? Braiding her locks?? You sound Dumb. https://t.co/fcyJ4ZEs0u
— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) July 17, 2017