Fashion

Adwoa Aboah Doesn't Think Kim Kardashian Deserves the CFDA Influencer Award

“She is no icon nor an influencer.”

By
5,248 Hypes

Adwoa Aboah Doesn't Think Kim Kardashian Deserves the CFDA Influencer Award

“She is no icon nor an influencer.”

Last night, Kim Kardashian took home gold at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards by receiving the council’s first-ever Influencer Award. While the social media guru had friends and family members including Kendall Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian cheering for her at the star-studded event, not everyone thinks that she lives up to the honor. In particular, model-activist and Gurls Talk co-founder Adwoa Aboah has taken to Instagram to share her honest thoughts about Kim K’s CFDA win.

Adwoa left a comment on a photo from Monday evening shared by her friend Winnie Harlow, which is captioned “Against every naysayer you’re you and I adore your strength. Love you @kimkardashian Congratulations!” While the Canadian model praised Kim for being “one of the realist and most down to earth people in any industry I’ve ever been around,” Adwoa expressed her disagreement, writing:

“Is this a joke babe… In what world has she inspired women to be themselves? She is no icon nor an influencer and I find it completely crazy that anyone would think she was.”

However, Winnie was quick to drop another message defending Kim:

“We’ve all been up against all kinds in these industries. I may not agree with everything Anyone does but i show love where i feel its due. And a woman being herself against everything is admirable. Ive done dumb things and learned to correct because we’re all human. Im still beat up for things and i understand how it feels. I do think she inspires others to be themselves… maybe I just want to see the best in people. there are negatives to everything but… she’s a great human being.”

Back in 2017, Adwoa was honored Model of the Year at the Fashion Awards, which recognized the runway star’s global impact. What are your thoughts on Kim K winning the CFDA Influencer Award? Let us know in the comments section below.

While you’re here, check out some of the most stunning red carpet looks from the evening featuring Gigi Hadid, Naomi Campbell and more.

Read Full Article
Share this article

What to Read Next

Kim Kardashian Doesn't Feel Like She's Setting Unrealistic Beauty Standards
Entertainment

Kim Kardashian Doesn't Feel Like She's Setting Unrealistic Beauty Standards

“It’s attainable,” she says.
3,318 Hypes

Indya Moore Redefines Beauty Standards as YSL's New Ambassador
Beauty

Indya Moore Redefines Beauty Standards as YSL's New Ambassador

Kicking off a campaign series premiering the new Lash Clash Mascara.
1,539 Hypes

YEEZY Gap Round Jacket Re-Releases Worldwide
Fashion

YEEZY Gap Round Jacket Re-Releases Worldwide

In black and blue.
8,818 Hypes


Dior Boasts a Vibrant Line of Bags in Its SS22 Collection
Fashion

Dior Boasts a Vibrant Line of Bags in Its SS22 Collection

Featuring signature styles such as the Saddle, Lady Dior and Lady D-Lite.
13,952 Hypes

BREAKING: Kate Spade Has Passed Away
Fashion

BREAKING: Kate Spade Has Passed Away

She was 55.
15,141 Hypes

Gucci Announces Its New Sustainability Platform, Gucci Equilibrium
Fashion

Gucci Announces Its New Sustainability Platform, Gucci Equilibrium

Focusing on the “environment, people and new models of sustainable innovation.”
2,440 Hypes

Watch 070 Shake's Nostalgic "Mirrors" Video
Music

Watch 070 Shake's Nostalgic "Mirrors" Video

The G.O.O.D. Music breakout star delivers a new visual.
2,333 Hypes


Here Are the Best Celebrity Looks From the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards
Fashion

Here Are the Best Celebrity Looks From the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards

Naomi Campbell and Kim K lit up the red carpet.
2,986 Hypes

Nike's Retro Air Max 90 "Laser Pink" Just Dropped
Footwear

Nike's Retro Air Max 90 "Laser Pink" Just Dropped

Originally released during the ’90s.
6,285 Hypes

Marques'Almeida x Net-A-Porter's Capsule Collection Is for the Bold
Fashion

Marques'Almeida x Net-A-Porter's Capsule Collection Is for the Bold

Filled with bright, asymmetrical pieces.
2,161 Hypes

Balenciaga's Red Speed Trainers Are a Cozy Must-Cop
Footwear

Balenciaga's Red Speed Trainers Are a Cozy Must-Cop

A vibrant update.
10,191 Hypes


You Can Now Customize Glitter on Converse's One Star Sneakers
Footwear

You Can Now Customize Glitter on Converse's One Star Sneakers

Make them as sparkly as you desire.
3,457 Hypes

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Keep updated on the latest news.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Looks like you’re using an ad-blocker

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. Support us by whitelisting our site.

Whitelist Us

How to Whitelist Us

screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Under “Pause on this site” click “Always”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock Plus icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Block ads on – This website” switch off the toggle to turn it from blue to gray.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlocker Ultimate icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Switch off the toggle to turn it from “Enabled on this site” to “Disabled on this site”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the Ghostery icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the “Ad-Blocking” button at the bottom. It will turn gray and the text above will go from “ON” to “OFF”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the UBlock Origin icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the large blue power icon at the top.
  3. When it turns gray, click the refresh icon that has appeared next to it or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the icon of the ad-blocker extension installed on your browser.You’ll usually find this icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You may have more than one ad-blocker installed.
  2. Follow the instructions for disabling the ad blocker on the site you’re viewing.You may have to select a menu option or click a button.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.