Furious Twitter users have accused Kim Kardashian of wearing blackface in a photo promoting her upcoming make-up collection. The reality snap shared the snap Wednesday, revealing she would be launching her first line of cosmetics, including a contour and highlight kit.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 14, 2017
But while Kim’s fans could barely contain their excitement, others pointed out her skin looks darker than usual in the photo, and accused her of darkening it on purpose. One person pointed out that it is unfair for Kim to get celebrated for her darker skin tone when other black women receive racist comments about their appearance.
‘Black women get told to lighten meanwhile Kim spends her entire career in perpetual blackface and is lauded for her beauty,’ the Twitter user wrote. ‘You don’t have to do blackface,’ someone else told the star.
Black women get told to lighten meanwhile Kim spends her entire career in perpetual Black face and is lauded for her beauty. https://t.co/Nkbps038nl
— Austin Wines (@seniWnitsuA) June 14, 2017
Some apparently tried to argue that Kim’s darker skin tone was due to a shadow, but the argument was promptly shot down. ‘She’s never looked this dark in her life please don’t start with “It’s a shadow,” ‘ one user tweeted.
You dont have to do blackface pic.twitter.com/MLcJ5Hbg9R
— Wynters (@Sacha_Wynters) June 14, 2017
— Allie (@bloggyblog17) June 15, 2017
Remember when this used to be her skin color? pic.twitter.com/xjFODdP6Ay
— Julie Kavanagh (@Julie_Kav) June 15, 2017
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