Us Weekly Wants the World to Know Hoop Earrings Are Back, and Black Women Are Like, ‘They Never Left’

Joan Smalls (Us Weekly via Twitter screenshot)

Attention, ladies and gentlemen: Hoop earrings are back! Sure, you may be sitting in your cubicle at work, rocking the same pair you’ve worn since 1994, but never mind all that.

It doesn’t matter, because we have celebrities like these rocking them:

Kendall Jenner

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Adriana Lima

Adriana Lima via Instagram

And of course, nothing says a resurgence of fashion more than Bella and Gigi Hadid wearing something.

It doesn’t matter that we have icons like Jody Watley, who proves that they never left:


Now, Us Weekly may have done a little Columbusing, but it did add Joan Smalls to its tweet—I’m assuming to buffer the pushback from social media. But it still got called out:


I’m sure there’s someone out there who’d call these women ghetto or hood rats, while they sing the praises of the Hadid sisters for being so fashion forward.

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