Kim Kardashian and the fashionistas: drop the hammer and sickle

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People should not wear communist symbols without real understanding of their history, argues Anastasiia Fedorova for the Calvert Journal

The hammer and sickle have made a stellar return to the fashion world in the form of a voluminous red hoodie, adorned with the Soviet symbol and worn by Kim Kardashian.

Setting aside the irony that two weeks earlier her husband had cosied up to the US president-elect, Donald Trump – one of the world’s most staunch capitalists whose relationship with Russia has been under intense scrutiny this week – Kardashian’s fashion choice raises some ethical questions about appropriating communist symbols.

Let’s play a game.

If anyone finds something that’s more ironic than Kim Kardashian wearing a $770 communist hoodie, they win the Internet. pic.twitter.com/r3tovwSFVE

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