KOURTNEY Kardashian came under fire for "cultural appropriation" because she compared herself to Disney's Moana during Kim's birthday getaway.

The 41-year-old was slammed for sharing the controversial Instagram post from Marlon Brando's resort in Tahiti on Wednesday.



"I am Moana of Motunui," Kourtney captioned the bikini-clad snap of her posing on the beach – but her 102 million followers weren't impressed.

Some fans accused Kourt of appropriation because Moana is from Polynesia, an area which includes Hawaii, Tonga and Tahiti.

Kourtney's late father had Armenian heritage while her mom Kris Jenner is of Dutch, English, German and Scottish descent. 

"Nah pls [sic] stop appropriating indigenous island culture/ community," one fan raged, urging her to "do better."

"Moana was a poc [person of colour] though," noted a second, while a third claimed "No you are not, you are white!"




"No, you are Kourtney from Beverley Hills [sic]," commented a fourth fan.

"This would make sense if you were posting from Polynesia," added a fifth person.

"No, you're Kourtney Kardashian of Calabasas," agreed a sixth user, but others pointed out Kourtney's Armenian heritage.

One person wrote: "1. it's just a caption she's not being serious…OBVIOUSLY and 2. she is a poc [person of color] she's Armenian."

"Kourtney is too," added a second fan. "Common misconception is that the Kardashians are white.



"They're Armenian. They may be Americanized but their roots are Armenian."

The news emerged as her sister Kim was blasted online for organizing a multi-million dollar 40th birthday holiday during a pandemic.

And in another move that provoked quite a negative reaction, Kim used the controversy to get people to vote in the US presidential election.

"Now that I have your attention…this a reminder to VOTE. 6 days," she wrote – but fans lambasted her in the comments section.

"Disgusting," wrote one person. "Would have been a more meaningful 40 if you took that money and helped families ruined by COVID.


"Meanwhile people can't see their families," noted another.

"You are really telling us to vote from your private island?" asked a third person.

A fourth user felt it was unfair "that the privileged rich people get to escape while we have to suffer from this pandemic everyday."

Kim appeared to brush off the criticism and continued to post pictures from her b-day getaway on social media on Thursday.

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Khloe Kardashian, 36, Kourtney and Kendall Jenner, 24, have all shared bikini snaps from the holiday – but Khloe turned off the comments on her first Instagram post due to the backlash.

A Keeping Up With The Kardashians teaser released earlier this week confirmed Khloe had been infected with coronavirus some months ago.

She was one of 30 people Kim flew out to Tetiaroa Atoll to stay in 35 $20,000-per night luxury villas despite the Covid-19 travel advisory.

She chartered an 88-seater Crystal Cruises jet for the group to leave in the middle of the night on October 20.

"The group was limited to Kim's closest family and friends. Everyone on the trip was repeatedly tested for COVID before they left in the middle of the night on a private Boeing 777," a source told the Page Six.

"Once on the island they had lavish dinner after dinner, spa treatments and hikes through the nature sanctuary.

"There was no expense spared. Everyone was banned from posting on social media by Kim to ensure her privacy.”   









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