On Friday, MTV UK cleverly thought they identified a hot new hair trend by posting a picture of Kim Kardashian on their Twitter donning cornrows.
Calling the style “boxer braids,” the British division of the music television channel made a fool of themselves and it’s something that Black Twitter couldn’t let go without serving hilarious clapbacks. From mocking the new name of “innovative” hairstyle to simply reminding MTV UK that this is a look Black people have been rocking for years, the reactions were priceless.
BOXER braids ????— a wannabe chaka khan (@wokemami) February 20, 2016
I’m…I’m tired…got y’all out here thinking these are some damn Muhammad Ali braids I’m gonna cry https://t.co/RcbJUPLtM4
Cornrows are boxer braids now? Ok, got it https://t.co/Bkcs3l5ZOu— League Of Fury (@THISisLULE) February 20, 2016
“Boxer braids” “Urban tie cap” “twisted mini buns” aka cornrows , durags and Bantu knots— Tellie Time (@Chaantellie) February 20, 2016