Friday 29 May, 2020

Kim Kardashian West accused of Blackface

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Wearing Mugler Private Archives for @7hollywood_mag.  WHAT A DREAM 
Art Direction by @manfredthierrymugler. Photographed by @alixmalka
Styled by @maryammalakpour
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Hair @peter.savic
Video @sunset_edit

Verified Wearing Mugler Private Archives for @7hollywood_mag. WHAT A DREAM Art Direction by @manfredthierrymugler. Photographed by @alixmalka Styled by @maryammalakpour Make Up @makeupbymario Hair @peter.savic Video @sunset_edit

- by Daveny Ellis

Superstar Kim Kardashian is again causing a stir online.

This time it's because of a recent photo taken where she appears to have darker skin. The reality TV star is being accused of doing blackface.

Kardashian West shared photos on her social media accounts of her on different covers of 7Hollywood magazine, including some in which she is wearing a strapless dress by designer Thierry Mugler, who also created her 2019 Met Gala dress.

The post came under fire as both Kim and the publication were called out over the cover on their respective pages.

"Why was it necessary to make her look black on this cover?! Why?!," one Instagram user wrote. "This is not even her natural shade at all ... she's not black or of the diaspora. And EVEN IF this was not her idea she could have spoken up BUT of course she didn't see anything wrong with this."

However Kim Kardashian West is adamant that she did not wear darker makeup in the shoot.

A source close to the reality TV star, on Thursday, had stated that the lighting of the shoot is what is causing the misconception and making her skin appear darker.

Despite the backlash, Kim K has not removed the image from her Instagram page. In 24 hours, it has amassed over 1.6 million likes.

The reality TV star has been accused of cultural appropriation in the past.

In August, Kardashian West changed the name of her shapewear line after she faced backlash, including from the mayor of Kyoto, Japan, for branding it Kimono. While in June 2018, Kardashian West was also slammed for wearing Fulani braids and crediting them to a white woman by calling them "Bo Derek braids."

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