Kim Kardashian Posts Photo of Hair in Cornrows
Months after being slammed for appearing skin tones darker for her KKW beauty line promo, the Keeping Up with the Kardashian’s star took to social media today posting photos of her hair in braids while referencing Bo Derek, whom famously wore cornrows in the 1979 film, 10. In response, people have taken to Twitter to criticize the reality TV star turned beauty mogul over the cultural appropriation of the hairstyle.
According to Google Trends analysis on Kim Kardashian, Bo Derek, and Keeping Up with the Kardashians, it appears that the topic gained initial search interest after Kim Kardashian posted the first controversial photo on her Snapchat. As you follow the interest over time graph on Google Trends, you can see that there is a positive correlation between the rise in news articles and search interest. Moreover, search interest by subregion in the United States indicates that it is anything short of a trending topic with 48 out of the 50 states showing at least a 55 out of 100 on the search interest scale.
Some of the trending queries displayed on Google Trends include Beyonce, Blue Ivy, Sofia Richie, Scott Disick, and Amber Rose.
Kylie Jenner Pregnancy vs. Khloe Kardashian Pregnancy via Google Trends
With the increase of speculation over Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy and sister, Khloe Kardashian’s pregnancy announcement with boyfriend Tristan Thompson- the two reality TV star sisters have been the topic of interest in the news and on social media. Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy speculation started in September after rumors emerged that the makeup mogul was in hiding due to pregnancy, thus spurring search interest. Shortly after, entrepreneur, Khloe Kardashian, had similar rumors begin to emerge- also causing a spark in search interest.
Although the two sisters are both extremely prominent in the public eye and in the tabloids, according to Google Trends analysis on the comparison between Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy and Khloe Kardashian’s pregnancy, search interest over Kylie Jenner’s Pregnancy dominates that over sister Khloe’s.
As the graphics on Google Trends show: search interest regarding Khloe Kardashian’s pregnancy has stayed fairly moderate since initial rumors, with the largest spike in search interest peaking at a humble 25 out of 100 when her pregnancy was officially announced in December. On the contrary, Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy search interest displays two extreme spikes in interest on the graph. Both spikes peak well over 25, the first at 92 and the second hitting the 100 cap. The first occurred shortly after rumors began and the second started just a few days ago as suspicious pictures and new information surfaced regarding her possible pregnancy.
Overall, search interest in Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy trumps that of Khloe Kardashians by a landslide. Not only is the search interest in Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy more popular but Google Trends shows that is more widespread as well- occurring in more countries and at a higher volume.