Sofia Richie NOT “Channeling” Kourtney Kardashian With Dark Hair, Despite Claim

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By Shari Weiss |

Sofia Richie Darker Hair Kourtney Kardashian

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Sofia Richie is not “channeling” Kourtney Kardashian with her new dark hair color, despite a ridiculous claim. The absurd story seeks to pit the two women against each other, but Gossip Cop can shut down this manufactured connection.

On Wednesday, Richie showed she’s now a brunette after documenting her hair color transformation at a salon via Instagram Stories. A number of outlets posted about the teen’s new look in a rather straight-forward manner. But then there’s HollywoodLife, who decided to be sensational with an unwarranted spin. “Sofia Richie Unveils Dark, Vampy Hair Makeover: Channeling Kourtney Kardashian?” asks the webloid’s headline (see screengrab above).

The accompanying story similar begins, “Sofia Richie took to Instagram on Dec. 20 to reveal a drastic new dark-haired look! Is she attempting to look like beau Scott Disick’s ex Kourtney Kardashian?” Because the site seemingly wants to hit readers over the head with its nonsense, it goes on to repeat, “We can’t help but wonder if she’s channeling the look of her 34-year-old boyfriend Scott Disick’s ex Kourtney Kardashian.” Yet the outlet later admits, “We’re not sure if the model has a specific reason for making the change.”

But the online publication still saw fit to connect it to Kardashian, despite having no real evidence to support its theory. Sure, Kardashian is brunette, but so are many people in the world, including, say, Selena Gomez, who is dating Richie’s ex, Justin Bieber. Is the model channeling her, too? The blog only maintains, “Sofia’s hair is causing speculation on whether or not she’s trying to look like Kourtney,” and dramatically says of Kardashian, “We can’t help but wonder what she thinks of Sofia’s new hair!”

Gossip Cop is going to go out on a limb and suggest Kardashian has more important things to do in her day to day life than weigh in on her ex’s girlfriend’s hair color. More importantly, HollywoodLies, as it’s known, is really just showing how clueless it is. While the rising star’s hair has been on the blonde end of the spectrum in recent years, Richie has been a brunette before.

Over the years she’s changed her hair color to various shades of blonde and brown, and the below photo, for example, is from 2012. Surely she wasn’t “channeling” Kardashian then. The webloid, however, apparently failed to do any background research before accusing Richie of copying the “KUWTK” star’s look. Had it bothered to investigate, it would’ve learned Richie was a brunette long before she started dating Disick.

Of course, it’s not surprising that HollywoodLies is more interested in pushing its love triangle narrative than fact-checking. Just days ago we exposed how one of its faux “exclusives” about Kardashian, Disick and Richie was filled with fake quotes. As long as the site continues to peddle fictional takes, Gossip Cop will keep calling it out.

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