Kim Kardashian is coming out with a new makeup line (welcome to our beauty closets!), but the enterprise's promotional images are causing controversy on Twitter for alleged skin-darkening. Or, to put it bluntly, blackface.
This is the image in question:
And this is how many people have responded to it:
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
I love Kim but that's def black face in the form of makeup she is no where near that dark- Jasmin Leigh (@RealJasminLeigh) June 14, 2017
Kim K did blackface. Which is why she deleted her tweet. But I won't get into that bc I know how delusional her Black & non Black stans are.- Cole Turner's wife (@WickedBeaute) June 15, 2017
hey it looks like your editor made a mistake, here's what you really look like (luv u tho!) pic.twitter.com/Jnoi46OKzL- 💖 ｄｏｅ ｌｏｖｅりんです 💖 (@michishiges) June 14, 2017
Who put Kim K in blackface for her ad?- Le Croix Devereaux (@miss_hellion) June 15, 2017
Why is she 100 years late with a contour kit?
So you're trying to tell me that no one took a screenshot of Kim K doing blackface? I need answers and evidence pls.- 🇳🇬Hannah (@hannah_erinma) June 15, 2017
How did a team of PR people all look at the photo of Kim in blackface and then tell her to post it AND make it her avi?- frown (@t0tallybitch) June 15, 2017
Of course, some people have no issue with the image:
So anyone who tans is doing blackface now?? Good grief! Time for an asteroid to hit the earth! No intelligent life left down here!- Kendall Pugs (@kendallpugs) June 15, 2017
So? Is it illegal to tan now? Jeeeezzz- Francis (@189Etten) June 14, 2017
While Kim has seemingly deleted one of the controversial tweets in question, as of now, a photo promoting her makeup line is still up on Twitter-and is in fact her profile image.
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