Fashion icon and reality television star Kim Kardashian is facing criticism for “cultural appropriation” once again after posing for a photo shoot in which she incorporated a religious symbol.
Kardashian did a photo shoot last week using all of the star’s KKW Beauty products, displaying some of the photos on Instagram and Twitter. The photos show Kardashian wearing lots of makeup with her hair in long braids. She also can be seen with a large silver nose ring and big silver earrings that portray the “om” symbol, a sacred syllable in the Hindu faith.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 23, 2021
“Om” is used in Hinduism and other religions mostly of India. It is “considered to be the greatest of all the mantras, or sacred formulas,” according to Encyclopedia Brittanica. The syllable “om” is made up of three sounds “which represent several important triads: the three worlds of earth, atmosphere, and heaven; thought, speech, and action; the three qualities…of matter (goodness, passion, and