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Kat George

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Dear Celebrities, Poverty Is Not A Fashion Accessory

The question isn’t whether or not poverty chic is making a comeback—it’s why

“Bad & Boujee” is how Kim Kardashian describes a photo of herself and friend Stephanie Shepherd sipping coffee from take-out cups and pretending to eat cookies, apparently taken on a disposable camera, but posted to Instagram. If they weren’t on Kim’s private jet, it’s the kind of photo you’d probably see on the Instagram feed of any young, fashionable creative trying to make it in a big city while holding down multiple jobs, maybe nannying in the day and bartending at night. The aesthetic is bad and boujee (or bougie, depending on whether you listen to Migos or not). It’s just that Kim is not.

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